The Ex

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Harper Paperbacks
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5.2 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author
A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra School of Law and lives in Long Island, New York. The daughter of the acclaimed crime writer James Lee Burke, she is the author of the Samantha Kincaid series, including Judgment Calls and Missing Justice.
"Riveting."--Entertainment Weekly
"Intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying -- The Ex is a great read."--Chris Pavone, The Accident and The Expats
"Strong characters and a plot that's handled deftly, despite its complexities, show Burke at the top of her game here. This is a compelling legal thriller with a strong emotional component grounded in a solid rational base, with a final twist to boot."--Library Journal, starred review
"Riveting.... Burke's protagonist, Olivia Randall, is a complicated woman with legal skills to match the Lincoln Lawyer.... Olivia proves she's at the top of her game as a criminal defense attorney. And with her pacey plot and fascinating characters, Burke proves she's at the top of hers."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"With an all-too-real mass shooting in a richly-observed Manhattan as its springboard, The Ex is an expertly crafted, intricately woven novel that is as emotionally complex as it is riveting."--Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her
"Enjoyable.... There's a great and satisfying surprise.... Worth the time."--USA Today, three stars
"Features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in. Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop."--Kirkus
"Gripping.... Olivia makes an appealingly bold protagonist.... Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception."--Publishers Weekly
"Briskly told and packed with plot, The Ex rocks. . . . A nifty bit of fine suspense."--New York Journal of Books
"Superb.... Equal measures superlative mystery and crack courtroom thriller reminiscent of the great John Lescroart or the William Diehl classic "Primal Fear." We literally never know what's coming next, putty in Burke's devilishly adept hands as she shapes a wholly satisfying and brilliantly constructed whiz bang of a tale."--Providence Journal
"A deeply wrought, emotional story that transcends the crime at its core. This is perhaps her best work to date."--Strand
"This thought-provoking novel is brilliantly crafted, with a compelling and complex plot."
"Burke's female characters are always very involving, with big, strong voices."--Gillian Flynn
"A major talent."--Harlan Coben
"Burke's novels always deliver and constantly surprise. They're both addictive and utterly rewarding."--Megan Abbott
"Superb.... Burke delivers a multi-layered plot that explores relationships and manipulation in a rich character study.... Anyone who has a former boyfriend--or girlfriend--will be able to relate to Olivia's situation.... "The Ex" doesn't let up until the final, believable twist."--Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Burke tells a compelling legal thriller that will have readers baffled until the final reveal.... Burke knows how to write, and Olivia Randall is one of her most authentic characters. No one would object if this is the start of a new series."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers