You know the feeling when you read the first line of a book and think to yourself “yes, this one is going to be a good one”? That’s how I felt when I started the Beautiful Bad and it carried on throughout.
A massive thank you to Quercus Books and NetGalley for the advanced copy and trusting me to write about how I felt about the book.
Beautiful Bad – Annie Ward
Holy Cow, another remarkable thriller, right up my street! A gloomy, twisted tale that’ll have you biting your nails whilst hastily turning pages until the penny drops with a twist you will not see coming.
Beautiful Bad follows the three main characters – Maddie, Ian and Joanna. Timeline alternating between the years when the three characters met and the weeks before the killing, making you believe authors deceit into how they arrived to the point where the 911 call was made in the opening chapter. I cannot remember the last time I was so wrong about the characters and the plot twist. This one hit me like a ton of bricks out of the blue and I LOVED IT!
Annie Ward is a new author for me, so I had no idea about what I was getting myself into. I absolutely love psychological thrillers and Beautiful Bad is just that- a slow burning, yet entirely captivating tale of deceit, jealousy, greed and suspense. I was completely mesmerized throughout and for once I did not foresee the ending!
5 out of 5 stars, deservedly so!