Author: Danielle Girard

Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction

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Deal starts: March 17, 2023

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Seven years after making her escape from an abusive marriage, Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman is settling into her position as medical examiner in the city of San Francisco. Doing what she loves, she can almost put the trauma of her past behind her. Until she confronts the case of a young woman, sixteen weeks pregnant.Everything about the case says the woman took her own life. As hard as Schwartzman tries to make peace with the evidence in her head, something about the case won’t leave her alone. She’s all too aware of how similar the circumstances are to her own past. After all, she, too, was once sixteen weeks pregnant…Going beyond her role in the morgue, Schwartzman digs into the boyfriend’s past, determined to find the truth behind the woman’s death, a fate she knows could easily have been her own.“Annabelle Schwartzman is a superb ME and Danielle is at the top of her game.”—

JT Ellison

, New York Times bestselling author of

Her Dark Lies

“The Ex is both a compelling character study and murder mystery, giving fans of Girard's Annabelle Schwartzman series a closer look at their beloved ME… a brilliant stand-alone work of psychological suspense that is sure to satisfy lovers of all crime genres.”—

Wendy Walker

, bestselling author of

Don’t Look For Me

“Prepare to be wowed by THE EX! Page-turning action combined with fully-realized characters makes this Schwartzman saga a compulsively readable, heart-wrenching story I couldn’t put down! This moving drama of an active case that’s gone horribly wrong works as a stand-alone as well as a compelling addition to the long-standing, much-beloved series”—

DJ Palmer


USA Today

bestselling author of

My Wife is Missing

"A tense, emotional suspense loaded with character development and a smartly woven plot that will have you questioning everything you think you know."—

Jaime Lynn Hendricks

, bestselling author of

Finding Tessa


It Could Be Anyone

“THE EX by Danielle Girard packs so much emotion it’ll stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. Shocking and disturbing, yet tender and caring, the descriptions and characters are so vivid and real, it’s as if you’re by Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman side. A haunting, terrific read.”—

Hannah Mary McKinnon

, internationally bestselling author of

Never Coming Home

.“Dark and driven, The Ex is Danielle Girard at her absolute best. This story, full of deep grief, menacing memory, and pure suspense, will grab you and haunt you long after you've put it down. Girard is a master at weaving dangerous emotion with cold science, leaving her readers breathless. And if you haven't met Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman, prepare to be obsessed.”—

Jennifer Pashley

, award winning author of

The Watcher

"The Ex is a fast-paced, heart wrenching read. San Francisco medical examiner Annabelle Schwartzman is back, better than ever. A quick, propulsive story. Fans of the series will love it."—

Kaira Rouda


USA Today

and Amazon Charts bestselling author of

The Next Wife


Somebody’s Home

“Clear your afternoon—once you begin this fast-paced, utterly engrossing novella, you won’t be able to put it down! Danielle Girard skillfully weaves a puzzling mystery together with scenes of emotional heft, resulting in a compelling, highly satisfying read.”—

Kathleen Barber

, author of

Truth Be Told

“A pitch-perfect mystery that will grip both existing fans of the series and those who are new to Annabelle Schwartzman alike. I raced through The Ex in one thrilling sitting and you will too.”—

Lisa Gray

, bestselling author of the Jessica Shaw series