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Good Me Bad Me

by Ali Land

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Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
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    Sep 2017, 304 pages
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    Oct 9, 2018, 304 pages

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Erin Szczechowski

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Will Milly be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter.

Is a psychopath born or made? This is the terrifying question that author Ali Land explores in her debut novel Good Me, Bad Me. All of her life, Milly has been groomed to be the accomplice of her mother, Ruth Thompson – keeping Ruth's secrets even as she struggles to comfort the children that Ruth routinely kidnaps, sexually abuses, and then murders. However, when Ruth kidnaps a child that Milly is close to, she finally breaks the cycle of abuse and turns her mother in to the police.

The novel follows the aftermath of this decision, leading up to Ruth's trial – which is sensationalized all over Britain, and in which Milly's testimony has the power to either make-or-break the case. In the meantime, she is given a secret identity (including a name change from Annie to Milly) as the foster daughter of a man named Mike who lives in London and works overtime as ...

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