Triflers Need Not Apply (Hardback)Camilla Bruce (author)
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You've never met a woman as dangerous as Bella Sorensen . . .
THE DELICIOUSLY DARK REIMAGINING OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HISTORY'S ORIGINAL FEMALE SERIAL KILLER
'Dark, twisted and dangerously addictive' SAM LLOYD, bestselling author of THE MEMORY WOOD
Bella loves men. She loves them to death . . .
Bella Sorensen knows the world is made for men. But she also knows what few others do: where women are concerned, men are weak.
A woman unscrupulous enough can take from them what she wants. And so Bella sets out to prove to the world that a woman can be just as ruthless, black-hearted and single-minded as any man.
Starting with her long-suffering husband, Mads, Bella embarks on a killing spree the like of which has never been seen before nor since.
And through it all her kind, older sister Nellie can only watch in horror as Bella's schemes to enrich herself and cut down the male population come to a glorious, dreadful fruition . . .
Based on the true story of Belle Gunness whose killing spree began in Chicago in 1900, Triflers Need Not Apply is a novelistic tour de force exploring one woman's determination to pay men back for all they have taken.
'Dark glee, tragedy . . . Fans of my story The Corset will gobble this up' LAURA PURCELL
'Come for the fabulous premise, stay for the razor-sharp portrait of a marvelously complex (and often totally terrifying) mind . . . Camilla Bruce has absolutely outdone herself' LAIRD HUNT
'Starts as a revenge story but quickly becomes so much more. Clever, shocking and horrific in places, it's the sort of book for which the phrase 'page-turner' was invented' LUCIE MCKNIGHT HARDY
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 34 mm
Dark, twisted and dangerously addictive -- Sam Lloyd
A brutal and compelling tale that starts as a revenge story but quickly becomes so much more. Clever, shocking and horrific in places, it's the sort of book for which the phrase 'page-turner' was invented. -- Lucie McKnight Hardy
Come for the fabulous premise, stay for the razor-sharp portrait of a marvelously complex (and often totally terrifying) mind. I was a big fan of You Let Me In, but Camilla Bruce has absolutely outdone herself with Bella Sorensen and Triflers Need Not Apply. -- Laird Hunt * - *
Deliciously dark, wickedly observed with a protagonist who will haunt you in the best way. Utterly gripping, chillingly compelling - you won't read another story quite like Bella's. -- Miranda Dickinson * - *
Loved this fascinating tale of how a woman's pain turns to rage and then murder. Based on the real life adventures of serial killer Belle Gunness, this book is a dark, thrilling ride into a world of revenge. Oh so satisfying. -- Julie Owen Moylan * - *
Triflers Need Not Apply is a perfect read for any crime fiction fan. A chilling immersion into the mind of a serial killer - dark, seductive and addictive. A truly gripping read. -- Lia Middleton * - *
Based on a true story, with dark humour throughout, you will be hooked * Prima *
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“Gripping, Chilling, Intense - you won't be able to put it down!”
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