The Bad Ones (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 22/02/2024
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From the author of The Hazel Wood comes a haunting supernatural tale of vanished girls and mysterious goddesses, as a series of disappearances reawakens an eerie legend.

House of Hollow meets A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Bad Ones is a page-turning supernatural thriller about four mysterious disappearances in a town haunted by a sinister magical history - and one girl searching for the truth.

A game gone wrong. A missing friend. A town of buried secrets.

'Goddess, Goddess, count to five. In the morning, who's alive?'

One town. One night. Four people gone.

Nora's best friend, Becca, is one of the lost. As Nora tries to piece together the truth, she uncovers dark events in her high school's history and a string of coded messages Becca has left for her. These clues point to another missing girl thirty years previously and a sinister urban legend: a goddess figure, who played an eerie role in Nora and Becca's own childhood games.

As Nora struggles to unravel the mystery, it's clear there are dark forces at work in her town - and they're willing to stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried deep.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780241662038
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR MELISSA ALBERT: - --

I couldn't put it down - Karen M. McManus

Every line reads like an incantation - V.E. Schwab

Electrifyingly brilliant - Katherine Webber

Taut, haunting, and potent as a witch's brew - Krystal Sutherland

Melissa Albert brings her dark, witchy, poetic energy to The Bad Ones . . . This pleasingly knotty mystery unfurls slowly and elegantly. A delicious read. - Irish Times

A gripping story of friendship and the supernatural . . . Albert’s talent for YA fiction is magical and undeniable. I was sucked right into The Bad Ones from the start, and on the edge of my seat until the end. - Independent

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“Goddess, Goddess....”

Melissa Albert is probably my favourite YA author writing right now, and this latest book is just another example of why.

Beautifully written, with an eerie, supernatural mystery at its heart, this is the type of... More

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“A curled snarl of a book”

The Bad Ones was a curled snarl of a book, soaked with rage and consumed with vengeance.

It was a stunning, shiver-inducing supernatural mystery. Albert just has such a gift for creating atmosphere that sinks its... More

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“Goddess Goddess...”

This book was a great step into the thriller genre for me, as I haven't read many thriller books at all. The supernatural elements were written extremely well and I just couldn't put it down!
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