We are beyond excited that Rona Halsall‘s newest psychological thriller, The Ex-Boyfriend (Bookouture), is released today.

This release comes at the end of what has been quite a month for Rona, having recently surpassed the incredible milestone of 200,000 copies sold across her fiction catalogue. This comes as no surprise, given her addictive storytelling and unpredictable plot twists.

In The Ex-Boyfriend, we see stressed working mum Becca get dragged into an exhausting mind game, after responding to an old flame on social media.

He promised to love her until her dying day…

When Becca’s first love shows up on her social media feed, she can’t help but smile fondly. Once upon a time Connor was the love of her life, and though it was over ten years ago, he’s always held a place in her heart.

Then he sends her a message. He sounds happy – still kind and funny, still living across the world in Australia. But he wants to know everything about her life now. How can Becca tell him the truth? About her workaholic husband, her stressful job, and the challenges of caring for her elderly father and her longed-for, adorable but exhausting three-year-old daughter Mia?

Becca hesitates, knowing she shouldn’t even reply. But Connor lives on the other side of the world. Just how dangerous can becoming friends again be?

It feels harmless. Until Mia gets sick – in a way that no one can explain. And it starts to become clear – someone will do absolutely anything to make sure Becca never escapes her past…

Early readers can’t get enough of this taut page-turner:

“Blew my mind! What a twisted, deceptive web the author wove. My thoughts were constantly changing about what I thought was going on… I absolutely LOVE books like this. It kept me guessing until the very end!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“This is what you call a perfect psychological thriller, in every way.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“Once again her story hooked me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go – I couldn’t put it down. I love how her novels race along, keeping me holding my breath and never allowing for a dull moment.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“Oh my word, this book took me on one hell of a ride… Flipping fantastic. I started reading yesterday morning and finished it in one sitting, it was that good… Full of twists and turns that will have you turning those pages so fast… 5 massive stars.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I was certainly kept on my toes throughout the whole book, one minute you think you know what’s going on, the next, you’ve had it all turned on it’s head. This is cleverly written by a knowledgeable author.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

Rona Halsall is the author of best-selling psychological thrillers published by Bookouture. Her challenge in writing is to find domestic storylines with twists that her readers will never guess. She was born in Nottingham, grew up near Blackpool and went to college in Leeds. She then moved to Snowdonia, North Wales where she brought up her family while working as a business mentor. She now lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and two guinea pigs. She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful glens and beaches on the Island while she’s plotting her next book. She has three children and two step-children who are all grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories.

We are certain that are even more 5-star reviews to come. Congratulations Rona, on another outstanding book.