To Read or Not to Read

Good Me Bad Me

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land 4/5 ☆

So, this novel has a concept in it that isn’t present in many of the thrillers I read. Most are dominated by men killers, which is also what the vast majority of serial killers are. This book looks at a woman serial killer, and the aftermath of their crimes. Specifically, we learn about Milly who was left behind due to her mother being caught. This novel illustrates the struggles children of psychopaths have.

With this novel, I was intrigued by where Land was going to take it. There were many different directions that this novel could’ve went. She focuses on Milly, and her transition into ‘normal’ life. I enjoyed the slow build of her plot. She kept me wondering what exactly Milly was up to, and who she really was. At the end, I almost felt sympathetic towards Milly. Land’s writing helps create that attachment to this character.

The only thing I didn’t like was the lack of dialogue at the beginning. At first, I didn’t understand why she was writing in the way she did. It soon started to make sense, and I appreciated this style more.

This was a great novel, and I enjoyed learning that Land had a background with children that have a history of mental illness. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.

 

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