Welcome to this week’s course at BookSparks University, Child Psychology featuring GOOD ME BAD ME by Ali Land.
by Ali Land
Course Title: Child Psychology
Description: HOW FAR DOES THE APPLE REALLY FALL FROM THE TREE?
Good Me Bad Me is a dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land: “Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue.” —Sunday Express
Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After graduating from university with a degree in Mental Health, Ali Land spent a decade working as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse in both hospitals and schools in the UK and Australia. Though a voracious reader from a young age and a keen observer of the world, it took Ali over thirty years to put pen to paper but she sure is glad she did! Ali’s debut novel Good Me Bad Me is an international bestseller and will be translated into twenty-three languages. It was short-listed for a Dead Good Reader Award and long-listed for the John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award by the Crime Writers’ Association. She is now a full-time writer and lives in Notting Hill and is currently working on her second novel.
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