Good Me Bad Me
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Told through Milly’s voice, little snippets of her relationship with her mother are revealed throughout. These parts are the hardest to read--at times, I had to put the book down and just walk away as the dark, brutal images got under my skin. The bible talks of the sins of the father being passed on to the son, but Good Me Bad Me is exclusively about the sins of the mother and the terrible effect they have on the daughter. A teenage girl with a very troubled past reports her mum to the police for the terrible things she has done, and is fostered by her psychologist. Is that even allowed? I would have thought you would be placed in temporary foster care and provided with a separate psychologist. With doctor patient confidentiality, I just can’t get my head around a teenage girl opening up to her psychologist who also happens to be her foster dad. Perhaps this is perfectly acceptable practice, I don’t claim to be an expert in this matter, but did personally find it a little hard to find this situation believable.
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Bad Me interpersonal behaviors have been associated with moderate anxiety, are highly devalued and infrequently performed. In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman’s life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn’t? Dark. Chilling. Atmospheric. WOW. This book.. it sunk its claws into me and didn't let go..not even when the book was over. I feel that this book will stay with me for a while and that I will have a book hangover from this. This is a book that generated a lot of hype and because of that I was a little hesitant going into it. I was hoping it would live up to all of its "pizzazz" if you will, and it did!Now I know it's only just turned January, but I really do think this is going to be one of the big thrillers of 2017. It has everything you want from this genre. It's gripping, takes you to dark and disturbing places inside people's innermost thoughts, can get pretty twisted, is well written, keeps you guessing and hits you with some huge surprises. Parts are harrowing, particularly as we're dealing with a young teenage girl whose mother is a serial killer of young kids.
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An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages' Matt Haig I think the first half of the book was a little slower than the second half, hence the 4 star review. However, the second half more than made up for the first half. I felt as if I was on a roller coaster of the best kind. Up, down, and around. You just never know what is going to happen. I really, really enjoyed this book and I am anxious to see what the author will write next. They send her home and tell her to act normal, that they're going to come that night. She's terrified they won't come but also terrified that they will...Good me Bad me is the debut novel by Ali Land, but I'm sure we're going to be reading much more from her in the future. Whenever I read anything that predicts a book is predicted to be the next biggest novel of the year, I tend to not raise my expectations too much. After the last few years of hearing that every new psychological thriller is the "new gone girl", I became fed up of having my hopes constantly dashed. Milly’s new foster parents, the Newmonts, are specially chosen to give Milly the best possible support. Her foster father, Mike, is a psychologist. He has never worked with someone as damaged as Milly, but he is well placed to help her adjust to life without her mother, and he knows what warning signs to look for if she’s struggling. The story is told through the eyes of fifteen- year old Milly, who has just turned her own mother, a serial killer, over to the authorities.