Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward audiobook

Beautiful Bad: A Novel

By Annie Ward
Read by Xe Sands , Paul Fox , and Vivienne Leheny

HarperCollins Publishers
10.96 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781443459211

In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a perfect love story leads to the perfect crime Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry. . . . That something is really, really wrong with me. Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD, her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie, and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime. But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel

A March 2019 LibraryReads Pick

In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a perfect love story leads to the perfect crime

Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry. . . . That something is really, really wrong with me.

Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD, her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie, and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.

From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, 16 years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 9-1-1 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

But what in this beautiful home has gone so terribly bad?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Beautiful Bad is beautifully written, beautifully twisty—and beautifully twisted. A dark thriller with real psychological depth.” J. P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author
“Readers need to be off-the-charts clever to figure out who’s going to kill whom in this disturbing novel.” Toronto Star
“The original story line and the expertly drawn minor characters will leave you suspecting everyone—and trusting no one.” Daily Mail (London)
“Sometimes, a book completely takes you on a ride, and there’s nothing you can do but hold on and keep turning the pages….You’ll be so intrigued to find out who the killer is; you won’t stop until you do.” Real Simple

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Author

Author Bio: Annie Ward

Author Bio: Annie Ward

Annie Ward Richards left Kansas at eighteen for Los Angeles. There, she received a B.A in English Lit with an emphasis in Creative Writing at UCLA and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. While studying at AFI, she sold her first short screenplay to MTV/ BFCS Productions. Starring Joey Lauren Adams and Adam Scott, Strange Habit became the Grand Jury Award Winner at the Aspen Film Festival and a Sundance Festival Official Selection.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English