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Hex on the Ex
Mind for Murder Mystery #3
Rochelle Staab

Berkley Prime Crime
May 2013/ ISBN 978-0-425-25201-7
Mystery/Amateur Sleuth/Paranormal

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

All Liz Cooper wants is a normal happy life, and she's almost there, with a career she loves, a boyfriend she's crazy about, good friends and family. Yet murder keeps rearing its ugly head in her life, and this time her ex-husband is directly involved.
Worse yet, the police consider Liz their prime suspect, since the woman killed was the one who broke up Liz and Jarrets marriage. Lacyee Huber was found murdered in Jarrets bed, and Liz had stopped by the house that morning to pick up a box of books. The police feel jealousy and revenge gave her motive for murder. Given that Liz is the series protagonist, readers know she's not guilty. However, if she isn't guilty, who is?

While there are enough suspects and motives to keep you guessing, I figured this one out too fast for my own liking. Now I'm not saying it's not a good read, because Hex on the Ex certainly is interesting and enjoyable. Perhaps I've just read too many mysteries, and was able to put the pieces together sooner than expected.

There is less emphasis on the occult in this book, although the element remains a theme in the series. It was not as much in the forefront as in the previous books in the series. You can read my reviews of Who Do, Voodoo? and Bruja Brouhaharight here on

Hex on the Ex is an intelligent mystery, providing murder, a peek into devil worship, interesting characters and enough romance to keep it enticing. This would be a good beach read, easily read in a long afternoon of sun and sand.

Reviewed 2013