Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman

Published December 14, 2020

Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman

Book info

  • Title Sticks and Stones
  • Author Jo Jakeman
  • Year 2018
  • Genres Thriller, Suspense

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?


I found this to be a bit of an odd read. The structure of it was good, starting at the funeral of a man and looking around at the congregation considering who might have been involved with his death. Then we dip back and forth in time to piece together what did happen.

It all came down to this weird, extended revenge against a clearly awful man, but it felt a bit over the top to me and I didn’t quite buy that everyone would be involved in the way they were. Still, it was an interesting read and came to a good ending.

Rating: 3 / 5

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