Bad : Revenge will be sweet - and in this case, extremely funny

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The brand-new summer sizzler . . .

She stole the life she wanted. Now someone wants to steal it back . . .

Alvie Knightly may be waking up in the Ritz, but her life is no bed of roses.

Firstly, she has the mother of all hangovers.

Secondly, her beautiful, spoiled twin sister Beth has just been found dead in Sicily - and the police want Alvie for questioning.

And thirdly, Alvie's hot new boyfriend has vanished with every penny of the millions they stole from Beth.

But he picked the wrong girl to mess with.

Alvie will pursue her ex to Rome in a game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned . . .

But can Alvie get revenge before her crimes catch up with her?

What do readers think?

'I couldn't put it down'

'This is the most fun you'll have with a book this summer. I loved it.'

'I fell straight into the story. I loved the chase, the thrill, the ending . . . just all of it.'

'A glam read, perfect for the beach'

Loved Bad? Why not read more about Alvie in her other book, Mad?

Praise for Mad

'The must-have beach read this summer' Telegraph

'Sizzlingly glamorous' Guardian

'A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder' Stylist
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 34mm | 526g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718185714
  • 9780718185718
  • 413,951

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Chloe [has] a fantastic natural vibrancy and humour in her work -- Richard Skinner, Director of Fiction at the Faber Academy Deliciously over-the-top, with a protagonist you'll never forget * Bookpage * Using Sicily as a backdrop with its gorgeous architecture, villas and sexy men, Esposito pens an unforgettable summer debut headed by a no-holds-barred protagonist * Library Journal * Chloe Esposito introduces a compelling and uncensored antiheroine * US Weekly * Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing Chloe Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read -- Ali Land * Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me * She's an evil hot mess is what she is, and I kinda like it! -- Sarah Knight * bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k * If you loved [Paula Hawkins'] Into the Water, try Mad * Red * Like The Devil Wears Prada - fast-paced, but funnier and more readable * Independent, 10 Best Debut Novels by Women Authors * Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly . . . A brilliantly bonkers read * Heat * Raunchy, fun * Guardian * Allergic to chick lit? Meet Alvie Knightly . . . Insane as its title promises * Mail on Sunday * I just read Mad in one go. I bloody LOVED it. Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun -- Bryony Gordon * bestselling author of Mad Girl * So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous * Daily Mail * The white-hot debut * Glamour * Gone Girl plus . . . Esposito has added a dollop of Bridget Jones to the mix * Telegraph * A summer read to make you hotter than the weather outside . . . you'd be mad not to find room for this in your case * Sun * A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder . . . Sex and the City dialled up several notches * Stylist * Sizzlingly glamorous * Guardian * The must-have beach read this summer * Telegraph * Praise for Mad * - * This fast-paced novel is a deadly game of cat and mouse . . . Multi-faceted, funny Alvie comes in hot, bringing with her a whole new level of hot, wicked, crazy awesome . . . Readers will fly through this book, and anxiously await the conclusion to the trilogy * Booklist, Starred Review * Packed with glamour, murder, sex and oodles of humour - an ideal beach read * The Herald * Revenge will be sweet - and in this case, extremely funny * New Magazine *
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About ChloÉ Esposito

Chloe Esposito is from Cheltenham and now lives in London. She has a BA and MA in English from Oxford University, where her dissertation focused on 19th-century feminist writers. She has been a senior management consultant, an English teacher at two of the UK's top private schools and a fashion stylist at Conde Nast. She is a graduate of the Faber Academy and is now writing full-time.
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Rating details

247 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 22% (55)
4 33% (81)
3 28% (68)
2 9% (22)
1 9% (21)
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