Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
Time to catch up on book reviews!!!! First up - Beautiful Bad by @annienighward ! 📚🍷
I LOVED this one - absolutely deeply enjoyed this story. I completely devoured it - this has to be one of the fastest-paced domestic suspense thrillers I have read in a long time. 📚🍷
I love a book that moves back and forth between timelines, especially when it's done as well as it is in this story. Jumping between the day of the killing, the early days of Maddie and Ian meeting, and the many years between the two dates, the way that the story unspools a bit at a time had me on the edge of my seat guessing while finding myself totally surprised over and over again. Even when I had ideas of what twists might be, they were never quite what I expected, and I that is a mark of a terrific book in my world. 📚🍷
As always, I won’t say more because getting to read thrillers spoiler free is key. But I will say that I would highly recommend this one for suspense readers. 📚🍷
QOTD: Have you read this one? What did you think? (Spoiler free in the comments please!) 📚🍷
Thanks so much @harpercollinsca for sending me this copy! 📚📚📚
In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a beautiful marriage turns beautifully bad.
Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry... That something is really, really wrong with me.
Maddie and Ian's romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie; and the couple's tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.
From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home 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.