good me bad me

Good me, bad me was a really good read. I was hooked from the start. The main character was just so intriguing, I really wanted to know what she was going to do next. Although, as the daughter of a serial killer- she is pretty messed up! 

We hear about a young girl, Milly, who’s mother gets arrested for a series of child killings. Milly gets homed with a foster family – the perfect mother/father/daughter combo – while she waits to testify at the trial. The story is told through Milly’s POV and mainly in her head. She has a good side and a bad side, who are constantly fighting, and it affects every decision she makes. It disturbed me. It made me think. It scared me a little, how evil some people can be.

The problem I had with this book was the writing style. It is written in short sentences, usually just one word at a time, and I had to go back more than once to reread the last few sentences to make sense of what was being said. I think this did bring it down a bit for me, however the story was really good.

Really intense, scary, suspenseful… although quite predictable in parts, it was still shocking.

I had just read The Treatment by CL Taylor before I started GMBM, and I think that they were quite similar, and although this book was quite adult themed compared to The Treatment, it could also have been described as a YA book. Reading from the POV of a 15 year old just felt to me like a younger reader would have been the target audience.

The ending was a slight disappointment as it was expected, but I can’t say anything else about it without spoiling it.

Good overall, I would recommend!

Becca x