On the Road with THE EX

That’s right.  I’m on a whirlwind cross country trip with THE EX!

Not my ex.  THE EX, as in my latest novel.

Here I am in Portland, Oregon, chatting with AM Northwest about late-night cyberstalking, the dogs (natch), and THE EX.  Are you reading yet?

Hope to see you on the road!  If you can’t see me in person, you can order signed books from stores listed here.

Happy reading!

THE EX: Some relationships belong in the past

I’m so excited for you all to read my eleventh novel, THE EX, out January 26 in the US, February 2 in the UK.  If you have a US mailing address, I’d love to send a small gift to anyone who orders the book by January 26.  Three lucky readers will win signed copies of the the entire Ellie Hatcher series!  To claim your thank-you gift, just fill out this short form.

TheEx_hc cEveryone has an ex. Correction: not an ex. The ex, the one you find yourself thinking about during the most unlikely moments.  For some, the ex is the great love who got away. Or the one who made it hard to trust again.  Or the one who makes you feel ashamed.

For Olivia Randall, the ex is her former fiancé, Jack Harris. A tragic decision she made twenty years earlier didn’t just break their engagement; it led to disastrous consequences she tries not to think about. But Jack re-enters her life in a big, surprising way when his young daughter calls her for help. Jack’s been arrested for a triple homicide. Olivia is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in New York City and knows Jack could not have committed the terrible acts he’s accused of.

For Olivia, helping Jack is a way to turn back the clock and try to absolve herself of two decades of guilt. But as the evidence against her client mounts, she wonders whether her memories of Jack and their relationship have been distorted by her own remorse. How well did she ever really know him?

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“With an all-too-real mass shooting in a richly-observed Manhattan as its springboard, The Ex is an expertly crafted, intricately woven novel that is as emotionally complex as it is riveting.” — Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her

“Intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying — The Ex is a great read.” — Chris Pavone, The Accident and The Expats

“Strong characters and a plot that’s handled deftly, despite its complexities, show Burke at the top of her game here. This is a compelling legal thriller with a strong emotional component grounded in a solid rational base, with a final twist to boot.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in. Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop.” — Kirkus

“Gripping…. Olivia makes an appealingly bold protagonist…. Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception.” — Publishers Weekly

Let Me Send You a Thank You Gift

You’ve survived the hordes of shoppers battling for the last…deeply discounted something we won’t remember next year.

If you’re ready to start thinking about a little present for yourself, THE EX will be out January 26 in the US and February 2 in the UK.  If my publisher would let me, I’d send everyone on the mailing list a free copy, but they tell me that’s not how they run a business.

But as a tiny gesture of my gratitude,I do have a small gift for those of you who show early support for the book by pre-ordering a copy.
TheEx_hc-c1-678x1024See the pretty keychain?  (I’m allowed to say it’s awesome because I have nothing to do with the outsides of the book.)  I’d like to send you one!
To claim your nifty trinket, just pre-order a copy of THE EX from your favorite retailer by January 26, and then, for each copy purchased, fill out this handy dandy form* by February 7th. And because some gifts are bigger than others, I’ll also pick three names at random to win signed copies of the entire Ellie Hatcher series (five books, y’all!).

Want to know about the insides?  Well, it all starts when New York City criminal defense attorney Olivia Randall gets a phone call telling her that her former fiance is in trouble.  Not like he was rude to the wrong person kind of trouble, but SERIOUS trouble–arrested for a triple homicide.

How far would you go to help an ex?  Turns out Olivia would go pretty far, and then more things happen.

That’s my elevator pitch.  (I should probably practice before the book comes out, huh?)  Fortunately, I can quote other people who have good things to say about THE EX:

“With an all-too-real mass shooting in a richly-observed Manhattan as its springboard, The Ex is an expertly crafted, intricately woven novel that is as emotionally complex as it is riveting.” –Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her

THE EX is “intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying. A great read.” –Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident

12359821_10153396545442672_8425122075527295808_nTHE EX is “gripping” with “an appealingly bold protagonist…Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception.”  –Publishers Weekly

THE EX “features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in.  Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop.” –Kirkus

Plus Cosmopolitan named THE EX one of the best winter Cosmo Reads!

In the meantime, I’m working on the next Hatcher novel.  So far, she’s still alive.  (I’m kidding!  Actually, I’m not kidding, but you know what I mean.)

Happy holidays, and happy reading!