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Good Me Bad Me: The Richard & Judy Book Club thriller 2017 (Hardback)
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Good Me Bad Me: The Richard & Judy Book Club thriller 2017 (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, CONTROVERSIAL AND EXPLOSIVE DEBUTS OF 2017

NEW NAME . NEW FAMILY. SHINY. NEW. ME.

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me, bad me. She is, after all, her mother's daughter...

Translated into over 20 languages, Good Me, Bad Me is a tour de force. In its narrator, Milly Barnes, we have a voice to be reckoned with, and in its author, Ali Land, an extraordinary new talent.

Good Me Bad Me is for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction.

'The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive' - Cosmopolitan

'A creepy, compulsive thriller I read in one breathless gulp. Good Me Bad Me reveals its shocking secrets slowly while reeling in the reader with all the intricate skill of a spider spinning a web. One not to be missed' - Red

'Original and compelling - what a sensational debut!' - Clare Mackintosh, number one bestselling author of I See You and I Let You Go

'An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages' - Matt Haig

'I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written' Edith Bowman 'Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page' - Debbie Howells, author of Richard & Judy book club bestseller The Bones of You

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718182922
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's rare to come across a book you can't stop thinking about, talking about and pushing into the hands of everyone you know * Heat Magazine *
The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive * Cosmopolitan *
Dark, claustrophobic and thought-provoking, you'll read this outstanding book holding your breath * Prima *
Chilling * Woman & Home *
Dark and unsettling . . . a truly gripping story * My Weekly *
Incredible, very special * Radio 4's Open Book *
A gripping tale about a teenage girl waiting to give evidence at her serial-killer mother's trial. Unsettling and unforgettable * Heat *
Uncomfortable, shocking, and totally compelling, put this to the top of your to-read pile * Sun *
Unsettling. Holds our attention from the opening page. There is so much to praise here * Guardian *
Had me on the edge of my seat from the first page * Women & Home *
Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue * Sunday Express *
Frightening, enthralling, utterly compelling. Everyone's scrabbling for the new Girl on the Train to get their thriller fix. And 2017's 'one' looks set to be Good Me Bad Me. A gripper. You'll be hooked * Grazia *
A dark, intensely compelling debut. Terrifying * Daily Mail *
Good Me Bad Me is the story of a girl who hands her serial killer mother over to the police. With a new life and new, welcoming family, she prepares for the coming trial. But this is a battle of wills, of nature versus nurture - of good against bad . . . * from the publisher's description *
This superbly dark, twister chiller is as gripping as they come * Heat *
An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages -- Matt Haig
Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page -- Debbie Howells, author of Richard & Judy book club bestseller * The Bones of You *
Milly's voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know * Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing *
I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written -- Edith Bowman
A triumph of tension. I doubt I'll ever sleep again -- Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of R&J bestseller * The Last Act of Love *
Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you'll be thinking about it a long time after you've turned the final page -- Rowan Coleman, author of R&J bestseller * The Memory Book *
Unbelievably good, utterly gripping * Jill Mansell *
This book is a work of twisted genius. It is going to be HUGE. Watch out for Ali Land * Bryony Gordon *
Listen to the early praise for Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me because it's all true. It's dark, utterly gripping, brilliant * David Headley, Goldsboro Books *
I read this book in one compulsive gulp over two days and absolutely loved it. It's raw, superbly controlled and it chills to the bone -- Richard Skinner
You know from the first page you're in confident hands. A genuinely disturbing debut that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Good Me Bad Me is going to be huge - and it deserves to be -- Catherine Ryan Howard
Good Me Bad Me is utterly compelling. Ali Land writes with such clarity, and such imagination, you will fall into her world on the very first page and find yourself unable to leave. An extraordinary and breath-taking debut * Joanna Cannon, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Trouble with Goats and Sheep *
The best crime debut I've read in ages. Creepy, edgy and addictively twisted. I loved it -- Sarah Hilary
Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me is an intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written. What more could any reader want? -- Sarah Pinborough
Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful -- Helen Callaghan, bestselling author of * Dear Amy *
One word: Wow. What a brilliant book - believable, shocking, thought-provoking and utterly compelling. The writing, as well as being so pacey, is beautiful. This feels such a current and original book * T R Richmond *
Good Me Bad Me is a compelling page-turner. Chilling and dark, it grips you and won't let go -- Rebecca Done
Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer's daughter and then wouldn't let go. Is there hope for this teenager's new life outside of her mother's horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl's soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away -- Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller * Black-Eyed Susans *
The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl... You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive * Cosmopolitan *
2017's most hotly anticipated psychological thriller * Stylist *
A creepy, compulsive thriller I read in one breathless gulp... Good Me Bad Me reveals its shocking secrets slowly while reeling in the reader with all the intricate skill of a spider spinning a web. One not to be missed * Red Magazine *
Dark, claustrophobic and thought-provoking. You'll read this outstanding debut while holding your breath! * Prima Magazine *
An incredible narrative voice . . . Very special and different * Radio 4's Open Book *
Terrifyingly good. The terror of Liz Nugent mixed with the teen angst of Louise O'Neill * The Irish Examiner *
Frightening and enthralling * Grazia *
A novel of complex motivations that will test readers' capacity for empathy, Good Me Bad Me is already a strong contender for debut of the year * The Irish Times *
Gripping from the first page * Elle UK *

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“Chilling and utterly utterly tense.”

Oh my goodness I found this book so unbelievably tense. I kept finding myself holding my breath as I was reading. This is one of those books where it's pretty hard to write a review because you don't want to... More

Hardback edition
4 similar books recommended
21st February 2017
Helpful? Upvote 59

“Brilliant read”

The book begins with this very appropriate quote by Cason McCullers: “But the hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes.”
Annie’s mother has just... More

Hardback edition
18th January 2017
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“Original, intelligent and so very tense”

There have been murmurings about Good Me, Bad Me on social media for months, the murmurs have now become shouts, it’s clear that this debut novel has already made an impact and when it’s finally published early next... More

Hardback edition
6th January 2017
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