How to Kill Your Family (Paperback)Bella Mackie (author)
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The journalist and author of Jog On delivers a scorchingly black satire of family dysfunction and the media’s obsession with murder, as the engaging anti-hero Grace reveals the full extent of her gleeful homicidal spree.
I have killed several people (some brutally, others calmly) and yet I currently languish in jail for a murder I did not commit.
When I think about what I actually did, I feel somewhat sad that nobody will ever know about the complex operation that I undertook. Getting away with it is highly preferable, of course, but perhaps when I'm long gone, someone will open an old safe and find this confession. The public would reel.
After all, almost nobody else in the world can possibly understand how someone, by the tender age of 28, can have calmly killed six members of her family. And then happily got on with the rest of her life, never to regret a thing.
A wickedly dark romp about class, family, love... and murder.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
'Funny and furious and strangely uplifting. Grace is a bitter and beguiling anti-hero with a keen eye for social analysis - even in her most grisly deeds, you never stop rooting for her' - Pandora Sykes
'I've struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life... Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds' - Jojo Moyes
'Addictive... Grace Bernard is one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I've read in years' - Emma Gannon
'A funny, compulsive read about family dysfuction and the media's obsession with murder' - Sunday Times
'You'll be gripped... Grace's emotional detachment throughout will give you chills' - Cosmopolitan
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“Disappointing comic novel”
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“I LOVED this!!”
This is such an amazing novel! Dark, furious, and very, very funny, I absolutely LOVED this!
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