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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph; First Edition, First Impression edition (12 Jan. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718182928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718182922
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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)

A gripping tale about a teenage girl waiting to give evidence at her serial-killer mother's trial. Unsettling and unforgettable (Heat)

Incredible, very special (Radio 4's Open Book)

Uncomfortable, shocking, and totally compelling, put this to the top of your to-read pile (Sun)

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

Had me on the edge of my seat from the first page (Women & Home)

Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue (Sunday Express)

Frightening, enthralling, utterly compelling. Everyone's scrabbling for the new Girl on the Train to get their thriller fix. And 2017's 'one' looks set to be Good Me Bad Me. A gripper. You'll be hooked (Grazia)

A dark, intensely compelling debut. Terrifying (Daily Mail)

Good Me Bad Me is the story of a girl who hands her serial killer mother over to the police. With a new life and new, welcoming family, she prepares for the coming trial. But this is a battle of wills, of nature versus nurture - of good against bad . . . (from the publisher's description)

This superbly dark, twister chiller is as gripping as they come (Heat)

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)

Milly's voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know (Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing)

I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written (Edith Bowman)

A triumph of tension. I doubt I'll ever sleep again (Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of R&J bestseller The Last Act of Love)

Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you'll be thinking about it a long time after you've turned the final page (Rowan Coleman, author of R&J bestseller The Memory Book)

Unbelievably good, utterly gripping (Jill Mansell)

This book is a work of twisted genius. It is going to be HUGE. Watch out for Ali Land (Bryony Gordon)

Listen to the early praise for Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me because it's all true. It's dark, utterly gripping, brilliant (David Headley, Goldsboro Books)

I read this book in one compulsive gulp over two days and absolutely loved it. It's raw, superbly controlled and it chills to the bone (Richard Skinner)

You know from the first page you're in confident hands. A genuinely disturbing debut that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Good Me Bad Me is going to be huge - and it deserves to be (Catherine Ryan Howard)

Good Me Bad Me is utterly compelling. Ali Land writes with such clarity, and such imagination, you will fall into her world on the very first page and find yourself unable to leave. An extraordinary and breath-taking debut (Joanna Cannon, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Trouble with Goats and Sheep)

The best crime debut I've read in ages. Creepy, edgy and addictively twisted. I loved it (Sarah Hilary)

Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me is an intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written. What more could any reader want? (Sarah Pinborough)

Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful (Helen Callaghan, bestselling author of Dear Amy)

One word: Wow. What a brilliant book - believable, shocking, thought-provoking and utterly compelling. The writing, as well as being so pacey, is beautiful. This feels such a current and original book (T R Richmond)

Good Me Bad Me is a compelling page-turner. Chilling and dark, it grips you and won't let go (Rebecca Done)

Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer's daughter and then wouldn't let go. Is there hope for this teenager's new life outside of her mother's horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl's soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away (Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans)

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)

2017's most hotly anticipated psychological thriller (Stylist)

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 Magazine)

Dark, claustrophobic and thought-provoking. You'll read this outstanding debut while holding your breath! (Prima Magazine)

An incredible narrative voice . . . Very special and different (Radio 4's Open Book)

Terrifyingly good. The terror of Liz Nugent mixed with the teen angst of Louise O'Neill (The Irish Examiner)

Frightening and enthralling

(Grazia)

A novel of complex motivations that will test readers' capacity for empathy, Good Me Bad Me is already a strong contender for debut of the year (The Irish Times)

Gripping from the first page (Elle UK)

From the Inside Flap

'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.
The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly.
As a team of experts prepare Milly to face her mother at trial, she must confront her past.
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...
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.

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I never noticed the way this book wrapped itself around me until I realised the writer had completely smothered me in the world she'd created. The character building and the relationships between the characters was nothing less than masterful and Ali Land held me from the opening to the very end of the book. The writing is fluid and rich, and the story is so well-developed and subtle that you forget you're reading.

Finishing the book was a wrench, I didn't want to leave - the best sign you've just read a great book.
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I powered through this sharp, well-written tome ... Containing three dimensional characters and a lean, mean plotline GOOD ME BAD ME is every bit as good as 'they' say it is! Land's prose is on the button, her craft exquisite; her depictions of psychosis, grief and young people in crisis so authentic. The ending is inevitable, but set up well. This book reminds me of Gillian Flynn's SHARP OBJECTS, with young Milly/Annie a teenage version of Camille mixed with Adora. Very much recommended.
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I should make it clear that this review is based on only part of the book as I'm only half way through and struggling. I didn't expect to as it came to be on the personal recommendation of a good friend who loved it.
As things stand I find I really don't care about whether the lead character is good or bad. I can't seem to connect with her, or what she appears to have been through at the hands of an evil mother. I find no realism in the characters round about her either.
I'm not sure whether I'll finish reading this and whether my disinterest has been influenced by finishing the page turning 'The Girl on The Train' just before starting it, but the word I'd best use to describe this book is, for me, disappointing.
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I was really looking forward to reading this book. It is a detour from my usual 'police procedural' genre and came highly recommend by a family member. It tackles some pretty horrific subject matter sensitively and is very well written. But gor me it just lacked something.
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I'll keep this short. Good Me Bad Me is one of the best novels I read this year. It's dark, disturbing and leaves me breathless. The language is simply stunning and crafted expertly. Ali Land deserves every single bit of praise for this book. I can't wait to read what she writes next.
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Another good read. Chosen by my bookclub and all 8 of us liked it - with much discussion as to if there were scope for a follow on book, whether there was more to some of the characters, most of us didn't guess what was going to happen or what had happened. Recommend this highly.
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Read this in January and forgot to post my review until now. This was ok, not groundbreaking, seems to be a raft of these types of pyschological "thrillers". This was decidedly average. Author getting lots of press, don't let that mislead you into thinking this is a must read, it's just average.
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Super scary, it a book you just have to know what is on the next page, and keep a you hooked from the start , brilliantly written 10/ 10 All land x
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