The Ex - Larger Print Author:Alafair Burke Twenty years ago she ruined his life. — Now she has the chance to save it. — Olivia Randall is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that her former fiancé, Jack Harris, has been arrested for a triple homicide -- and that one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder three years earlie... more »r -- there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is, who would go to such great lengths to frame him -- and why?
For Olivia, representing Jack is a way to make up for past regrets and absolve herself of guilt from a tragic decision, a secret she has held for twenty years. But as the evidence against him mounts, she is forced to confront her doubts. The man she knew could not have done this. But what if she never really knew him?
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I love Alafair Burke's writing. I've read a few of her earlier novels and really need to finish the rest. This one is a standalone and does not disappoint. The characters are likable and the plot is fast-paced. Burke's knowledge of criminal justice makes for an edge-of-your-seat mystery and a real page-turner. The twists and turns kept me guessing until the very surprise ending. I look forward to reading the rest of her novels and I highly recommend this one to those who love a good mystery.