Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
OMG what a read this was. I am gasping for air right now.
To be treated very badly by a parent is unbelievable, to be with a mother who treats other kids not only bad but torments them, torments then and kills them and a 15 your old daughter being aware of this is outstandingly shocking.
When Annie informs the police of this at the tender age of only 15 you can gasp and feel her emotions.
The last victim was the one that broke the camels back for Annie, she was very close to the victim, the author made you feel the emotionally pull between Annie and the mother's last victim.
The questioning she undergoes in court is astonishingly brought home how a child brought up with overbearing, mind turning parents can have an effect on your psychological mind when she is listening out behind a screen for just the breathing sounds of her mother.
Annie's name is changed to Milly to help protect her and Milly is trying hard to not let the bad overtake the good within her, she doesn't want to be like her mother.
This is a chilling book that will not only give you goosebumps but will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
My thanks to Penguin UK - Michael Joseph via Net Galley for my early copy
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