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Sticks and Stones

(2018)
(The Exes' Revenge)
A novel by

 
 
A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who've all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him....

Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he'll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable - something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She's desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life.

But she wasn't expecting both Phillip's ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women - and unlikely allies - reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A brilliant debut from an author with a sharp wit and a keen understanding of human nature. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough." - Fiona Cummins

"A revenge thriller to make you punch the air in solidarity." - Eva Dolan

"Sticks and Stones is a gem of a debut with a unique premise, tightly-crafted plot and believable characters who get under your skin from the start. Incredibly well-observed and sensitive in its handling of difficult subjects, it is, above all, thoroughly entertaining. Highly recommended!" - Caz Frear

"A darkly funny read covering an emotive topic with sensitivity and style." - SJI Holliday

"Deliciously dark and gripping." - Emily Koch

"A gripping story, sensitively told." - Laura Marshall

"A cracking book. Darkly funny, yet also touching and emotive. Plus, full of suspense and twists. Buy it!" - C J Tudor

"Sensational – pacy, twisty and darkly funny with well-rounded characters." - Roz Watkins


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Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Exes' Revenge (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 1-4328-6085-2 / 978-1-4328-6085-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 0-440-00034-3 / 978-0-440-00034-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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July 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 1-78730-031-5 / 978-1-78730-031-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 0-7352-3932-0 / 978-0-7352-3932-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 1-78470-767-8 / 978-1-78470-767-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 0-7352-3596-1 / 978-0-7352-3596-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
ISBN: 1-78730-032-3 / 978-1-78730-032-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Berkley
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September 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Exes' Revenge
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Viking
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sticks and Stones
Author(s): Jo Jakeman
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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