It’s senior year of the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, so get ready to watch your TBR pile grow. We started off with The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor then followed it up with Glennon Doyle’s popular memoir, Love Warrior. Today, we explore Ali Land’s thriller, Good Me Bad Me.
From the Amazon:
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
My thoughts on Good Me Bad Me…
Darkly creepy but without the gory details, Good Me Bad Me is a twisted tale of a girl trying to escape her mother’s shadow. Told in the first person, Milly’s voice often rubbed me the wrong way, which made the book at times hard to read but served her character well. From the beginning, it’s obvious that Milly is holding back details from the reader, and as Milly’s story unfolds, one suspects there is more going on inside of Milly than what the reader sees.
Fall’s crisp nights call for suspense, and Good Me Bad Me is just the right sort of book to read around Halloween.
This book was sent to me for review and is part of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge.
What are you reading?
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