Good Bad Girl – Alice Feeney

The Queen of Twists, bestselling author of Daisy Darker and Rock Paper Scissors, Alice Feeney returns with another gripping mystery filled with drama and her trademark surprises in Good Bad Girl.

‘One of the best psychological thriller writers’ – The Sun

Sometimes bad things happen to good people, so good people have to do bad things . . .

Twenty years after a baby is stolen from her push-chair, a woman is murdered in a care home. The two crimes are somehow linked, and a good bad girl may be the key to discovering the truth.

Edith may have been tricked into a nursing home, but at eighty-years-young, she’s planning her escape. Patience works there, cleaning up mess and bonding with Edith, a kindred spirit. But Patience is lying to Edith about almost everything.

Edith’s own daughter, Clio, won’t speak to her. And someone new is about to knock on Clio’s door . . . and their intentions aren’t good.

With every reason to distrust each other, the women must solve a mystery with three suspects, two murders, and one victim. If they do, they might just find out what happened to the baby who disappeared, the mother who lost her, and the connections that bind them . . .

‘An author you need to check out’ – Harlan Coben

Book Information: Print length: 311 pages. Publisher: Macmillan. Publication Date: 3 August 2023.

About the author: Alice Feeney is a New York Times million-copy bestselling author. Her books have been translated into over thirty-five languages, and have been optioned for major screen adaptations. Including Rock Paper Scissors, which is being made into a TV series by the producer of The Crown. Alice was a BBC journalist for fifteen years, and now lives in Devon with her family. Good Bad Girl is her sixth novel.

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My Review:

I love Alice Feeney’s books – having read and adored her previous 5 books I was very excited when I received a copy of Good Bad Girl. Alice is undoubtedly the queen of twists and her latest standalone book does not disappoint.

The main theme of this story is Mothers and Daughters and is set primarily on Mothers Day. The story has four main female narrators who take the reader on an emotional journey from the opening chapter when a little baby girl is abducted to the final page.

The four women, Frankie, Cleo, Patience and Edith are all equally fascinating. Each woman is hiding a secret and the author slowly reveals the connections between them with some clever twists thrown in to keep the reader guessing throughout.

If you enjoy original and clever plotlines, strong characters, emotional themes and shocking twists then I would definitely recommend Good Bad Girl.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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