Beautiful Malice by Australian author Rebecca James immediately made me think of a teenaged take on Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, except Malice came out first. Katherine has been keeping a secret about her dark past. Her very popular and pretty new best friend Alice has a lot of secrets, as well. There are so many secrets that I can’t say anything else without there being major spoilers! This quick summer read is filled with bad decisions, youthful indiscretions, and a psychotic stalker. Fans of books by the previously mentioned Flynn or Lisa Jackson will probably enjoy this escapist thriller. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming book in the fall of 2014: Cooper Bartholomew is Dead.
Oct 12, 2014