‘The Ex’ by Alafair Burke

After agreeing to defend her ex-fiancé when he is arrested for a triple homicide, top criminal lawyer, Olivia Randall begins to have doubts as the evidence mounts against him. Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has a chance to save it.

This was a fun and easy to read stand-alone legal/detective crime novel. A good one to snuggle up with on a cold winter’s evening. Nothing remarkable about it, and I had it pretty much figured out early on, but enjoyable all the same. The author teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan. I’ve heard that her more recent books are twisty and suspenseful and have put them on my TBR list: The Wife and The Better Sister. Funny thing–when I arrived at the gym yesterday a fellow fitness class member had just picked up The Wife from the library. I’d never heard of this author before and now I’m seeing her everywhere. My fitness colleague said she’d group Burke with Joy Fielding, Mary Higgins Clark, and Mary Jane Clark in terms of read-alikes.

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