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Sticks and Stones

Jo Jakeman

'A revenge thriller to make you punch the air in solidarity’ Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends
‘A gripping story, sensitively told’ Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request
‘Deliciously dark and gripping’ Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake

Imogen’s husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives but Imogen thinks she knows the truth. And now he’s given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or I’ll fight you for custody of our son.

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable: she locks her husband in the cellar. Now she’s in control. But how far will she go to protect her son and punish her husband? And what will happen when his ex and his girlfriend get tangled up in her plans?

Sticks and Stones is a deliciously twisting psychological thriller from an unforgettable new voice.

'Revenge is a dish served with lashings of relish in this vivid, blackly comic suspense novel, as three women fight back against an abusive partner. I cheered them on to the bloody end' Louise Candlish

‘Sensational – pacy, twisty and darkly funny with well-rounded characters' Roz Watkins, author of The Devil’s Dice

'A cracking book. Darkly funny, yet also touching and emotive. Plus, full of suspense and twists. Buy it!' CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

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, author of Rattle

Biography

Jo Jakeman was the winner of the Friday Night Live 2016 competition at the York Festival of Writing. Born in Cyprus, she worked for many years in the City of London before moving to Derbyshire with her husband and twin boys. Sticks and Stones is her debut thriller. Find out more at www.jojakeman.com.