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Sweetpea

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'This isn't a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted ...think Bridget Jones meets American Psycho' - Red The last person who called me 'Sweetpea' ended up dead...'I haven't killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I'd feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night's sleep. Didn't wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.' Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list. From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 42mm | 750g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HQ
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008216673
  • 9780008216672
  • 28,542

Review quote

'This darkly comic novel...has the potential to become a cult classic.' Daily Mail 'Sweetpea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm and a lightweight approach...keeping you gripped and on the hook, both smiling and squirming.' Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading 'You MUST read this book especially if you like your (anti) heroes dirty-mouthed, deadly and dark, dark dark. ADORED IT' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle 'This book is OUTRAGEOUS' Compulsive Readers 'This anti-hero is psychotic without doubt, sexually voracious and incredibly funny.' Shots magazineshow more

About C. J. Skuse

C.J. SKUSE is the author of the Young Adult novels PRETTY BAD THINGS, ROCKOHOLIC and DEAD ROMANTIC (Chicken House) and MONSTER (Mira Ink). She was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England. She has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside from writing novels, works as a freelance children's fiction consultant and lectures in Writing for Children at Bath Spa University. You can find C.J. Skuse on Facebook or on Twitter www.twitter.com/CeejaytheAuthor.show more

Rating details

72 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 56% (40)
4 22% (16)
3 18% (13)
2 3% (2)
1 1% (1)
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