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?


26 thoughts on “Tuesday intro: Good Me Bad Me

  1. 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


  2. 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.


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