Released September 5, 2017
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
Review by Elaine
Ali Land is a new to me author so I didn’t know what to expect in this book. I was very impressed with how this story lead you to think you know what is happening only to be surprised on the next page. A young girl abused by her mentally unbalanced mother, used and forced to see despicable things. A foster family and build up to a trial against her mother, this is a definite page turner. It is a read until it’s finished book. I hope to read more of Ali’s work. I received this ARC for my honest review. #goodmebadme
After graduating from university with a degree in Mental Health, Ali spent a decade working as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse in both hospitals and schools in the UK and Australia. Though a voracious reader from a young age and a keen observer of the world, it took Ali over thirty years to put pen to paper but she sure is glad she did! Ali’s debut novel Good Me Bad Me is an international bestseller and will be translated into twenty-three languages. It was short-listed for a Dead Good Reader Award and short-listed by the Crime Writers Association for the John Creasey New Blood Dagger. It is also a Richard and Judy book club pick. She is now a full-time writer and lives in Notting Hill and is currently working on her second novel.
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