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by HQ, 20 April 2017. ISBN: 978-0-00821667-2 (PB)
The author wrote
several YA novels before this, a black comedy with grisly crimes galore related
by psychopath anti-heroine Rhiannon Lewis, in diary form.It chronicles in chilling detail and with black
humour a year in her life as the vengeful musings of a serial killer. On the
surface, she’s your average girl next door, living with her adored pooch and a
cheating boyfriend, and doing a humdrum job as a junior reporter on a local
newspaper in an unremarkable British town. But cross her at your peril and
you’ve got it coming. You’ll end up on her hit list, just as the driver who
cuts her up on her way to work, the checkout assistant at the local discount
supermarket who invariably mishandles her apples and the good, the bad and the
is a damaged woman having experienced a dark episode as a child, is fixated on
her dolls’ house and Sylvanian family so don’t dare mess with it. The hilarious
accounts of her interaction with work colleagues is insightful, brilliantly
written and rings true and is probably the bit of the book that I liked best.
found the author’s ideas and storyline original, engaging and well crafted but I ought to add a caveat that the book may not
be for the faint hearted given the use of a great deal of expletives, crude
language and the harrowing narration of some particularly gruesome incidents.
C.J. Skusewas born in 1980
in Weston-Super-Mare, England and has first class degrees in creative writing
and writing for children and, aside from writing novels, lectures in writing
for young people at Bath spa university.She is the author of the young adult novels Pretty Bad Things, Rockoholic and Dead Romantic (Chicken House) and Monster and the Deviants (Mira Ink). She has recently written the
adult crime novels Sweetpea and its
sequel for HQ/HarpeCcollins.
her childhood in India, qualified as a lawyer in England and practiced in
London for many years. She began writing by contributing feature articles to
legal periodicals then turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.