Chloe Esposito

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Narrated By: Emily Atack

Duration: 7 hours and 37 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Bad by Chloe Esposito, read by Emily Atack.

She stole the life she wanted. Now someone wants to steal it back . . .

Alvie Knightly may be waking up in the Ritz, but her life is no bed of roses.

Firstly, she has the mother of all hangovers.

Secondly, her beautiful, spoiled twin sister Beth has just been found dead in Sicily - and the police want Alvie for questioning.

And thirdly, Alvie's hot new boyfriend has vanished with every penny of the millions they stole from Beth.

But he picked the wrong girl to mess with.

Alvie will pursue her ex to Rome in a game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned . . .
But can Alvie get revenge before her crimes catch up with her?


Psychological thriller, Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance, Comic (humorous) crime & mystery

Listen to a sample

The white-hot debut


The must-have beach read this summer


If you loved [Paula Hawkins'] Into the Water, try Mad


So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous

Daily Mail

Allergic to chick lit? Meet Alvie Knightly . . . Insane as its title promises

Mail on Sunday

She's an evil hot mess is what she is, and I kinda like it!

bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

Chloe [has] a fantastic natural vibrancy and humour in her work

Richard Skinner, Director of Fiction at the Faber Academy

Chloe Esposito introduces a compelling and uncensored antiheroine

US Weekly

This fast-paced novel is a deadly game of cat and mouse . . . Multi-faceted, funny Alvie comes in hot, bringing with her a whole new level of hot, wicked, crazy awesome . . . Readers will fly through this book, and anxiously await the conclusion to the trilogy

Booklist, Starred Review

Revenge will be sweet - and in this case, extremely funny

New Magazine

Praise for Mad


Gone Girl plus . . . Esposito has added a dollop of Bridget Jones to the mix


A summer read to make you hotter than the weather outside . . . you'd be mad not to find room for this in your case


Deliciously over-the-top, with a protagonist you'll never forget


Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing ChloƩ Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read

Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me

Like The Devil Wears Prada - fast-paced, but funnier and more readable

Independent, 10 Best Debut Novels by Women Authors

A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder . . . Sex and the City dialled up several notches


Raunchy, fun


Packed with glamour, murder, sex and oodles of humour - an ideal beach read

The Herald

Sizzlingly glamorous


Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly . . . A brilliantly bonkers read


Using Sicily as a backdrop with its gorgeous architecture, villas and sexy men, Esposito pens an unforgettable summer debut headed by a no-holds-barred protagonist

Library Journal

I just read Mad in one go. I bloody LOVED it. Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun