by Annie Ward
Pub Date 05 Mar 2019
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“The ending will leave you staggered.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
In the tradition of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train comes a riveting psychological thriller about a devoted wife, a loving husband, and a chilling crime that will stun even the cleverest readers.
It seemed like such a beautiful marriage…
Maddie and Ian’s love story began at a party overseas, while she was visiting her best friend, Jo. Now, almost two decades later, they are married with a beautiful son and living the perfect American life. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian, her concerns for her safety, and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.
From the electric streets of the Balkans to a quiet suburb in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion, culminate in the Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime. Twisty and utterly original, Beautiful Bad shows that appearances are deceptive and even the most seemingly perfect couples have something to hide.
"As imaginatively constructed as it is compelling. Filled with unexpected twists, Beautiful Bad is a riveting read."
–Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Between Us
"Beautiful Bad is beautifully written, beautifully twisty – and beautifully twisted. A dark thriller with real psychological depth."
-JP Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before
"You won't be able to tear yourself away from the page. With fascinating characters that chill and horrify, the ending will leave you staggered."
–Liv Constantine, author of the national bestseller The Last Mrs. Parrish