Tuesday intro: Good Me Bad Me

Once again I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. In really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

Right now I’m reading Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, which is apparently set to be one of the books of 2017.  This makes me excited to read it but also nervous if it isn’t as good as I hope.

This is what it’s about…


‘NEW N A M E .
S H I N Y.
ME . ‘

Annie’s mother is a serial killer.

The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.

But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother’s trial looms, the secrets of her past won’t let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name – Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be.

But Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water.

Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother’s daughter…

Here’s how it starts…

Forgive me when I tell you it was me.

It was me that told.

The detective. A kindly man, belly full and round. Disbelief at first.  Then, the stained dungarees I pulled from my bag. Tiny.

The teddy bear on the front peppered red with blood. I could have brought more, so many to choose from. She never knew I kept them.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I did keep reading, and enjoyed the ride 😊

    1. Good to know. I am a bit scared it won’t be as good because of the hype.

  2. That’s a frightening intro – I’m curious though.

    1. It is isn’t it? I hope it continues!

  3. I have just read this and posted my review. Interested to find out what you think, it has had mixed reactions. Personally, I loved it 🙂

    1. Good to know you loved it. Will check out your review once I’ve finished…am avoiding all reviews until I’m finished 😀

      1. I do exactly the same thing!

  4. That is chilling! The blurb is interesting too. It makes me wonder just what is going to happen in this one.

    1. Yes, I don’t know what to expect – I have been avoiding reviews so have. I idea beyond the blurb. Fingers crossed!

  5. This sounds like another one of those books that grabs you intensely and won’t let you stop reading even when you’re too scared to keep reading. Can’t decide whether to jot down the title or try to forget it. I’m such a scaredy cat. Here’s my intro/teaser for today from Sheila Walsh’s memoir, Loved Back to Life: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1ra

    1. I love a bit of a scare and really hope it is a page turner!

  6. This sounds like my kind of book. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Me too….can’t wait to start it tonight.

  7. I have been eyeing this book for a while, so I definitely want to keep reading. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. I hope you love it!

    1. I requested it before I knew it was going to be a “book of the year” now I’m nervous it will be no good.

  8. Interesting start, I would keep reading! 🙂

    1. I hope it is. I have been avoiding reviews as I don’t want spoilers.

  9. The opening is definitely a grabber, but this may be too scary for me!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

    1. It is isn’t it? I don’t mind a bit of a scare as long as there is no gore.

  10. Both the blurb and the opening paragraph got my attention. I’m also skeptical because usually serial killers are not female. I also like the child’s angle. Now I’m curious enough to go find the book and read it myself. Thanks Emma, well, maybe thanks.

    1. I am usually anxious with a child narrator but this one is nearly 16 so old enough to feel real if that makes sense.

  11. Definitely would keep reading as all that you shared grabbed my attention.

    1. It’s definitely worth reading – am really enjoying it!

  12. This isn’t the kind of book I would normally pick up, but there’s something about it that pulls me in. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. I have to say I haven’t had chance to read much but I am hooked. Am hoping to really get into it tonight.

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