We Slay Book Club December Pick

The Ex by Alafair Burke 

This was a nice read, not quite a beach read but instead a comfy couch read. It follows Olivia Randall Esq. Who came from nothing to get her way to the top of her law firm, she is very ambitious, very aware of how the game is played and avoids the trappings of love and a long term commitment. That is what is know about her and the first few chapters of the book, when her ex fiancee comes back into her life by way of being accused of murder is when the book gets interesting. It continues on to be a very nice read with good pacing. The characters are ok and the narrator did a good job of giving them each a nice voice (I did an audio-book this go round). Burke did a good job of keeping you guessing as to who done it, but it seemed a little flat once the big reveal was delivered. You also could not help but notice the privildge the characters possessed. Overall it was an enjoyable read, it was satisfying to see the Olivia go through growth at the end too. 

 

Kelly 

Kelly Burden

Hi! I am a Children's Librarian in Baltimore, Maryland.