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One of the most extraordinary, controversial and explosive debuts of 2017, Good Me Bad Me is for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction.

'New Name. New Family. Shiny New Me.'

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother's daughter . . .

Translated into over 20 languages, Good Me Bad Me is a tour de force. In its narrator, Milly Barnes, we have a voice to be reckoned with, and in its author, Ali Land, an extraordinary new talent.

Reviews

The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive

Cosmopolitan

Incredible, very special

Radio 4's Open Book

Gripping, unsettling and unforgettable

Heat

Frightening and enthralling

Grazia

Unsettling. Holds our attention from the opening page. There is so much to praise here

Guardian

Spellbinding. Will have you on the edge of your seat. Sure to be a big talking point this year

Daily Express

A creepy, compulsive thriller I read in one breathless gulp. Good Me Bad Me reveals its shocking secrets slowly while reeling in the reader with all the intricate skill of a spider spinning a web. One not to be missed

Red

Original and compelling - what a sensational debut!

Clare Mackintosh, number one bestselling author of, I See You and I Let You Go

An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages

Matt Haig

Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page

Debbie Howells, author of, Richard & Judy book club bestseller The Bones of You

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781405923910

    August 28, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $26.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9780718182922

    February 15, 2017

    Michael Joseph (UK)

    352 pages

    RRP $45.00

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781405923934

    January 3, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Extract

Forgive me when I tell you it was me.

It was me that told.

The detective. A kindly man, belly full and round. Disbelief at first. Then, the stained dungarees I pulled from my bag. Tiny.

The teddy bear on the front peppered red with blood. I could have brought more, so many to choose from. She never knew I kept them.

Shifted in his chair he did. Sat up straight, him and his gut.

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