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Beautiful Bad

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'Ward writes with the same compelling energy as you get in a blockbuster Netflix series'
Daily Mail

'Compelling. Filled with unexpected twists... a riveting read'
Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Wife Between Us

Maddie and Ian's romance began when he was serving in the British Army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend Jo in Europe. Now sixteen years later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America.

But when an accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son Charlie; and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, the years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of shocking crime.

But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?

Perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 36mm | 622g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787472760
  • 9781787472761
  • 37,657

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Utterly gripping and thrillingly original - I loved the unique settings. Cannot recommend this book highly enough * Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend * As touching and thought-provoking as it is terrifying, Beautiful Bad will leave readers spellbound. A buzzworthy read! * Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl * Readers need to be off-the-charts clever to figure out who's going to kill whom in this disturbing first novel * Toronto Star * You won't be able to tear yourself away from the page. With fascinating characters that chill and horrify, the ending will leave you staggered * Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish * As imaginatively constructed as it is compelling. Filled with unexpected twists, Beautiful Bad is a riveting read * Sarah Pekkanen, internationally bestselling author of The Wife Between Us * Beautiful Bad is beautifully written, beautifully twisty - and beautifully twisted. A dark thriller with real psychological depth * JP Delaney, internationally bestselling author of The Girl Before * Ward writes with the same compelling energy as you get in a blockbuster Netflix series. The original storyline and the expertly drawn minor characters will leave you suspecting everyone - and trusting no one * Daily Mail *
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About Annie Ward

ANNIE WARD has a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Her first short screenplay, Strange Habit, starring Adam Scott was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award winner at the Aspen Film Festival. She has received a Fulbright Scholarship and An Escape to Create Artists residency. She lives in Kansas with her family.
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Rating details

814 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 26% (208)
4 38% (311)
3 27% (222)
2 8% (63)
1 1% (10)
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