How far would you go for revenge on your ex?
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.
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 *
A revenge thriller to make you punch the air in solidarity, Sticks and Stones is a wickedly sharp, psychologically intense debut which announces Jo Jakeman as a future queen of grip lit. * Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends *
Witty and satirical while illuminating a dilemma often faced by women when their marriages break up -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
It's not often you get a thriller that is just as good at keeping you on the edge of your seat as it is at making you laugh - but Sticks and Stones is both. A deliciously dark and gripping debut. * Emily Koch, author of IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE *
Reads like a darker Big Little Lies with all the female rage of Sharp Objects. * Bustle.com *