Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land

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Narrated By: Hannah Murray

Duration: 10 hours and 20 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, read by Hannah Murray.


'NEW NAME .
NEW FAMILY.
SHINY.
NEW.
ME.'

Annie's mother is a serial killer.

The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.

But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be.

But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water.

Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother's daughter...

Praise for Good Me Bad Me

'Original and compelling - what a sensational debut!' Clare Mackintosh, number one bestselling author of I See You and I Let You Go

'An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages' Matt Haig

'I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written' Edith Bowman

'This book is a work of twisted genius. It is going to be HUGE. Watch out for Ali Land' Bryony Gordon

'Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer's daughter and then wouldn't let go. Is there hope for this teenager's new life outside of her mother's horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl's soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away' Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans

'A triumph of tension. I doubt I'll ever sleep again' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of R&J bestseller The Last Act of Love

'Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page' Debbie Howells, author of Richard & Judy book club bestseller The Bones of You

Milly's voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know' Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing

'Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you'll be thinking about it a long time after you've turned the final page' Rowan Coleman, author of R&J bestseller The Memory Book

'Unbelievably good, utterly gripping' Jill Mansell


'I read this book in one compulsive gulp over two days and absolutely loved it. It's raw, superbly controlled and it chills to the bone' Richard Skinner

'You know from the first page you're in confident hands. A genuinely disturbing debut that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Good Me Bad Me is going to be huge - and it deserves to be' Catherine Ryan Howard

'The best crime debut I've read in ages. Creepy, edgy and addictively twisted. I loved it' Sarah Hilary

'Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me is an intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written. What more could any reader want?' Sarah Pinborough

'Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful' Helen Callaghan, bestselling author of Dear Amy

'One word: Wow. What a brilliant book - believable, shocking, thought-provoking and utterly compelling. The writing, as well as being so pacey, is beautiful. This feels such a current and original book' T R Richmond,author of What She Left

Genre

Psychological thriller, Modern & contemporary fiction, Crime & criminology, Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Mental health services, Social & ethical issues, Ethical issues & debates, Child welfare, Adoption & fostering, Psychology: emotions, Crime & mystery: police procedural

Listen to a sample

Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you'll be thinking about it a long time after you've turned the final page

The Memory Book

Unsettling. Holds our attention from the opening page. There is so much to praise here

Guardian

I read this book in one compulsive gulp over two days and absolutely loved it. It's raw, superbly controlled and it chills to the bone

Richard Skinner

Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me is an intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written. What more could any reader want?

Sarah Pinborough

One word: Wow. What a brilliant book - believable, shocking, thought-provoking and utterly compelling. The writing, as well as being so pacey, is beautiful. This feels such a current and original book

T R Richmond

This book is a work of twisted genius. It is going to be HUGE. Watch out for Ali Land

Bryony Gordon

The best crime debut I've read in ages. Creepy, edgy and addictively twisted. I loved it

Sarah Hilary

A dark, intensely compelling debut. Terrifying

Daily Mail

Good Me Bad Me is a compelling page-turner. Chilling and dark, it grips you and won't let go

Rebecca Done

I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written

Edith Bowman

Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful

Dear Amy

Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page

The Bones of You

Incredible, very special

Radio 4's Open Book

It's rare to come across a book you can't stop thinking about, talking about and pushing into the hands of everyone you know

Heat Magazine

A triumph of tension. I doubt I'll ever sleep again

The Last Act of Love

The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive

Cosmopolitan

Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer's daughter and then wouldn't let go. Is there hope for this teenager's new life outside of her mother's horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl's soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away

Black-Eyed Susans

Unbelievably good, utterly gripping

Jill Mansell

Uncomfortable, shocking, and totally compelling, put this to the top of your to-read pile

Sun

Chilling

Woman & Home

Listen to the early praise for Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me because it's all true. It's dark, utterly gripping, brilliant

David Headley, Goldsboro Books

Had me on the edge of my seat from the first page

Women & Home

You know from the first page you're in confident hands. A genuinely disturbing debut that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Good Me Bad Me is going to be huge - and it deserves to be

Catherine Ryan Howard

Milly's voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know'
Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing

Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing

Dark and unsettling . . . a truly gripping story

My Weekly

An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages

Matt Haig

A gripping tale about a teenage girl waiting to give evidence at her serial-killer mother's trial. Unsettling and unforgettable

Heat

Dark, claustrophobic and thought-provoking, you'll read this outstanding book holding your breath

Prima

Frightening, enthralling, utterly compelling. Everyone's scrabbling for the new Girl on the Train to get their thriller fix. And 2017's 'one' looks set to be Good Me Bad Me. A gripper. You'll be hooked

Grazia

Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue

Sunday Express

A thrilling exploration of how much our natures are defined by our upbringing