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My book for today is How Not To Murder Your Ex by Katie Marsh
Publication Date: December 1, 2023
It is 5:30 a.m. on Clio’s forty-fifth birthday and her hated ex is lying dead on her doorstep. Even worse, this is no accident. Someone’s killed him…
When single mum Clio’s ex Gary turns up dead on the doorstep of her caravan – the one she’s been forced to live in ever since he stole every penny she had – there’s only one suspect. Her.
What’s more, she doesn’t remember much about the night he was killed – not just because of the forgetfulness that’s been plaguing her along with the hot flushes – but because she definitely had one too many cocktails with her two best friends Amber and Jeanie.
Clio does remember them talking about how much they all hated him though. And, in the frame for murder, she has to ask herself – if she didn’t kill Gary, who did? One of his many enemies? Or someone a little closer to home? And can she and her friends find the real killer before it’s too late?
On the many occasions Clio had imagined murdering her husband, it had never been anything like this. Her mind’s eye had always turned away from what came next – avoiding the gore that would accompany the click of a trigger or the scream that might follow his flailing body after it was pushed from a cliff.
‘Well, interestingly what you tell me is tallying with the evidence so far. We found one of your fingerprints on the chain he wore around his neck.’
Today’s Question Is: Never judge a book by its film adaptation. Do you concur? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
A: Yes. I have read many books that are based on movies, and the books are always better imo!
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