Bad by Chloé Esposito


Chloé Esposito

Alvie Knightly steals her sister's life and flees the police. After her boyfriend vanishes with her stolen riches, she pursues the traitor to Rome in a life-or-death game of cat and mouse.

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"Alvina is a character that readers won't soon forget--funny, fierce, and fabulous."--Booklist (starred review)

Stealing her sister's life was only the beginning.

Alvie Knightly flees Sicily for a suite at the Ritz after her not-so-playful sibling rivalry ends in murder.

Beautiful, spoiled Beth may be out of the way, but Alvie's discovering what happens when you steal your twin's identity. Especially now Beth's body has been found. The police aren't the only ones Alvie has to worry about. Her hot new boyfriend has vanished, along with every penny of their stolen riches.

But Alvie has never shied away from a challenge. She pursues the traitor to Rome in a life-or-death game of cat and mouse. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - but can Alvie get revenge before her own crimes catch up with her?

Advance Galley Reviews

Finished it, did not like it. The first person, I,I, I was totally annoying. The writing was so simplistic. Characters were not likeable. Lots of sex in the story, often seemed silly, untimely and poorly written. Apparently, the book held my interest log enough to find out how it ended, but should have left it and fouand a better read!

This book started off strong by grabbing my attention and making me want to care about the story and the main character as she struggles with being thrown into the middle of two murders. What follows is a disappointment. I found myself not caring about all of the small details that the author uses to get us into the mind of the main character. The main character quickly becomes someone small and petty that I had no interest in getting to know. She did not seem to be moving forward much in the story at all. Sad to say that this was a disappointment as I really enjoy dark looks at humanity.

"Bad" is a dark comedy that at times seems too gruesome to be enjoyed. Alvie stumbles into killing sprees and finds she really enjoys it ! The characters are broadly drawn, typical mafia types, stereotypical mother, etc. This is a quick read with witty dialogue ; I finished it in 2 days, but I cannot say the I enjoyed it, Too graphic is parts and I couldn't identify in any way with Alvie.

Alvie is a fierce character who is also a hot mess. We’re on her side despite her many flaws—and that’s no mean feat by author Chloe Esposito. “Bad” is a quick, easy beach read, perfect now that we’re smack in th middle of summer. This series could be adapted into a hit, dark comedy tv show... just a thought!


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