The Ex by Freida McFadden: My honest thoughts on the book’s plot, characters, and overall impact.

Cassie believes she has found the perfect man in Joel, who is sweet, handsome, and utterly devoted to her. She envisions a future together, filled with love, children, and growing old.

Despite knowing about Joel’s ex-girlfriend, Francesca, Cassie feels secure, thinking Francesca is no longer a part of Joel’s life. Although Cassie thinks Francesca is no longer in the picture, Joel’s friends adored her as a talented chef.

However, Cassie soon discovers that Francesca’s influence is far from gone, and her presence threatens to unravel everything Cassie has built with Joel.

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What are The Ex Characters?

  • Cassie is the protagonist, who believes she has found her perfect partner.
  • Joel: Cassie’s sweet and romantic boyfriend, who still has ties to his ex.
  • Francesca is Joel’s ex-girlfriend, a beautiful and brilliant chef with a lingering influence.

The Ex By Freida McFadden, Read Time

To begin, this is a fantastic weekend read. If you’re one who enjoys recharging your energies during the holidays, you’ll find “The Ex” very helpful.

Approximately 5-7 hours, depending on your reading pace.

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The Ex By Freida McFadden: Details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0875XG26Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 16, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback:  348 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8637890118
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 0.87 x 8 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #995 in Books

About Freida McFadden

Freida McFadden is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels. Her newest novel, The Women, about the nurses who served in the Vietnam War, will be released on February 6, 2024.


The Ex, by Freida McFadden, is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers. With its compelling narrative and well-developed characters, this book keeps readers on the edge of their seats, unraveling a suspenseful story about love, trust, and the past that never quite lets go.

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