Sweetpea (Hardback)C. J. Skuse (author)
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The last person who called me `Sweetpea' ended up dead...
'I haven't killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I'd feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night's sleep. Didn't wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.'
Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret.
Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.
A kill list.
From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge.
Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 42 mm
`This darkly comic novel...has the potential to become a cult classic.' Daily Mail
`This isn't a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted ... think Bridget Jones meets American Psycho' Red
`Filthy and funny... a compulsive read' The Sunday Times
`Sweetpea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm and a lightweight approach...keeping you gripped and on the hook, both smiling and squirming.' Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading
`You MUST read this book especially if you like your (anti) heroes dirty-mouthed, deadly and dark, dark dark. ADORED IT' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
`This book is OUTRAGEOUS' Compulsive Readers
`This anti-hero is psychotic without doubt, sexually voracious and incredibly funny.' Shots magazine
`Brutal, bone-crunching, enthralling and entertaining, Sweetpea is as brilliant as it is shocking, and marks a fascinating turning point for a young and vibrant author.' Lancashire Post
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“Not for the faint hearted!”
Conflicting thoughts with this one - it was very dark and disturbing, with some black humour which I liked but it felt a little bit forced at times. The whole thing was quite crude, although on the whole it worked.
Sweetpea is a very dark book but at the same time very funny as the descriptions are hilarious .It is written as a diary plus a changing list of people Rhiannon would like to kill !!! I thought the book was very well... More
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What a brilliant audio book!
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