Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

How far would you go to get revenge on your ex?


'A cracking book. Darkly funny, yet also touching and emotive' CJ Tudor

Imogen's husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives but Imogen knows the truth.

When he issues her with an impossible ultimatum, Imogen does something unthinkable, locking her husband in the cellar.

But how far will she go to protect her son and punish the man who destroyed her life?

And what if she's not the only one out for revenge?

A twist-filled, edge-of-your seat psychological thriller that fans of Cara Hunter, Lisa Jewell and Adele Parks will devour.


'Gripping' Laura Marshall

'I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough' Fiona Cummins
'Plenty of twists' Guardian


  • 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, author of OUR HOUSE

About the author

Jo Jakeman

Jo Jakeman is the internationally acclaimed author of Sticks and Stones (published as The Ex's Revenge in the US/Canada), Safe House and What His Wife Knew. Before becoming a thriller writer, she worked for many years in the City of London before moving to Cornwall with her husband and twin boys. Find out more at
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