Good Bad Girl: A Novel (Hardcover)
THE INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER!!
Sometimes bad things happen to good people, so good people have to do bad things.
Queen of Twists, bestselling author of Daisy Darker and Rock Paper Scissors Alice Feeney, returns with another thrilling mystery filled with drama and her trademark surprises.
Twenty years after a baby is stolen from a stroller, a woman is murdered in a care home. The two crimes are somehow linked, and a good bad girl may be the key to discovering the truth.
Edith may have been tricked into a nursing home, but at eighty-years-young, she’s planning her escape. Patience works there, cleaning messes and bonding with Edith, a kindred spirit. But Patience is lying to Edith about almost everything.
Edith’s own daughter, Clio, won’t speak to her. And someone new is about to knock on Clio’s door…and their intentions aren’t good.
With every reason to distrust each other, the women must solve a mystery with three suspects, two murders, and one victim. If they do, they might just find out what happened to the baby who disappeared, the mother who lost her, and the connections that bind them.
In the style of Daisy Darker and Rock Paper Scissors, Good Bad Girl is a thriller in which nobody can be trusted and the twists come fast and furious.
“Alice Feeney will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end with Good Bad Girl. So. Good.”
—Glamour Magazine UK
“A non-stop page turner with an ending that delivers. . . For suspenseful, dramatic fiction with ample unexpected plot twists, look no further than Alice Feeney!”
—Mystery & Suspense
“Feeney’s latest solidifies her reputation as a premier purveyor of psychological suspense. . . As the women’s relationships deepen, Feeney gradually reveals their connection to the initial abduction, keeping readers constantly off-balance with shifting perspectives and brilliantly withheld information. . . This crafty thriller will touch readers’ hearts as much as it bends their minds.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This well-written, fast-paced novel is full of Feeney’s trademark twists and turns. Fans of the author and those who enjoy psychological thrillers will want to check it out.”
—Library Journal, starred review
“An intricately woven mystery. More than just a cleverly plotted thriller, this also takes a deep dive into mother-daughter relationships to really make you think.”
“Twisty, pacy and deliciously clever, this thriller is brilliant!”
“You know when you’re reading an Alice Feeney book to expect plenty of twists…but I defy you to keep up with the turns that her latest takes. This has bestseller written all over it.”
—The Belfast Telegraph
“Gripping. . . Feeney carefully doles out the connections, deepening the understanding of how the characters' pasts have shaped their present actions. . . Complicated bonds elevate the intricate plot.”
“A psychological thriller brimming with complex mother-daughter dynamics.”
“A classic unreliable narrator novel. . . Just as with Alice Feeney’s other twisty books, you will think that you have it all figured out, but you probably don’t. . . Some stories are better than others. This is one of them.”
“A deep, dark mystery filled with Feeney’s powerful psychological insights, and the devilish surprises that have become the hallmark of her novels. . . This clever, multi-layered tale works its mesmerizing magic from the startling open chapter to the final, jaw dropping conclusion. . . A terrific novel.”
“A satisfyingly clever shocker.”