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Mad : 2018's Hottest Beach Read

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'Gone Girl plus . . . The must-have beach read this summer' Telegraph

'There's something you should know before we go any further: my heart is in the wrong place. Now don't say I didn't warn you . . .'

Perhaps that's why nothing in Alvie's life has ever gone right? Until now.

She can finally abandon her credit card debt - and her fruitless three-way relationship with Tinder and Twitter - when fate gives her the chance to steal her identical twin's perfect life.

It's just a shame Beth had to die to make Alvie's dreams come true.

So begin seven days of sex, violence and unapologetic selfies - one wild week that sees Alvie break every rule in the book. She never did have much respect for boundaries.

It might be madness, but rules are meant to be broken. Right?

Mad is the first in the sexy, shocking and compulsively readable Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy.


Praise for Mad:

'So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous - it kept me reading' Daily Mail

'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

'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

'Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly - the often-drunk, sex-mad, always-sassy heroine . . . A brilliantly bonkers read' Heat
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 151 x 233 x 30mm | 500g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718185706
  • 9780718185701
  • 397,974

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Sizzlingly glamorous Guardian
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Sizzlingly glamorous * Guardian * This summer's raciest read . . . The must-have beach read for millennials this summer * 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 * The white-hot debut * Glamour * Gone Girl plus . . . Esposito has added a dollop of Bridget Jones to the mix * Telegraph * So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous - it kept me reading * Daily Mail * 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 * One of the most compelling and hilarious characters we've come across in a long time. Warning: this brilliant and dark book is not for the faint-hearted * New Magazine * Like The Devil Wears Prada - fast-paced, but funnier and more readable * Independent, 10 Best Debut Novels by Women Authors * 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 * Allergic to chick lit? Meet Alvie Knightly . . . Insane as its title promises * Mail on Sunday * Raunchy, fun * Guardian * Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly - the often-drunk, sex-mad, always-sassy heroine . . . A brilliantly bonkers read * Heat * If you loved [Paula Hawkins'] Into the Water, try Mad * Red * Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing Chloe Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read -- Ali Land * author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me Bad Me * Chloe Esposito introduces a compelling and uncensored antiheroine * US Weekly * 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 * Mad is deliciously over-the-top, with a protagonist you'll never forget and an ending that promises more chaos to come * Bookpage * Chloe [has] a fantastic natural vibrancy and humour in her work -- Richard Skinner, Director of Fiction at the Faber Academy What readers are saying about Mad * - * 100% MAD about this book * NetGalley Reviewer * A page-turner, compelling and delightfully crazy. I can't wait for books two and three * NetGalley Reviewer * Chloe Esposito has broken the mould. The unconventional heroine and plot breaks so many conventions leading to an enjoyable, fast-paced read, which manages to be well-written and funny. It is perfect for the beach or a long journey * NetGalley Reviewer * Absolutely loved this book, a real page turner and I didn't want to come to the end * NetGalley Reviewer * Whoa! Yeah I started my review like that . . . but that's what this book is whoooaaa! it truly is M.A.D. . . . Mental Addictive * NetGalley Reviewer * Insane for all the right reasons - once you meet Alvie Knightly you won't want to turn your back on her, no way! * NetGalley Reviewer * This novel cracks along with frenetic, addictive style, beautifully descriptive in hot and heavy fashion . . . highly recommended * NetGalley Reviewer * Mad is certainly mad! I was hooked on our hero, Alvie * NetGalley Reviewer *
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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

931 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 16% (146)
4 28% (261)
3 28% (257)
2 17% (159)
1 12% (108)
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