He’s missing, presumed dead. But she still can’t escape.
Charlotte and Sam were partners. In life, and in crime. They never stole from anyone who couldn’t afford it. Wealthy clients, luxury cruise ships. It was easy money, and harmless. At least, that’s what Charlotte told herself, until the world caved in on her.
But now, years after she tried to put that past life behind her, it comes rushing back when her estranged ex-husband Sam suddenly goes missing – and someone threatens to expose what they did.
Desperate to escape whoever is tormenting her, Charlotte takes a job as events planner for an engagement party onboard a superyacht in the Caribbean. For a while, her plan seems to have worked, nothing but open ocean and clear skies ahead. Until it becomes clear that she’s no longer a thousand miles away from harm.
Because whoever is behind it all is onboard too. And now there’s nowhere left to run.
The Ex-husband is published today in hardback and ebook now. You can purchase your copy using the links below.
The Ex-husband is a fun, gripping and escapist read that would be perfect for taking on holiday this summer.
Firstly I loved the location of this book as I’ve always loved boat holidays and would love to go on a yacht one day as they sound amazing. The author’s vivid descriptions of the beautiful scenery and sunny locations had me imaging that I was actually there too which was hugely enjoyable.
The story is told in alternate chapters from the past, when Charlotte used to be a con artist with husband Sam, and the present when she is trying to start a new life as an events planner. The characters are great creations and are so well developed that it felt like any of them could behind things. The boat setting helps create a closed room scenario where you know the culprit must be on board and I found it great fun trying to unpick things to discover who it was.
I did guess the ending but this didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the book and I found I was very satisfied with the ending. There are perhaps hints of a sequel which I’m hoping will happen as I’d love to read more.
Huge thanks to Rosie from Wildfire for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. Karen is a recent graduate of the Faber Academy and, having now put down roots in Hampshire to raise her young family with her husband, she satisfies her wanderlust by exploring the world through her writing. The Perfect Girlfriend is her first novel.