Beautiful Bad

Beautiful Bad Review

In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a beautiful marriage turns beautifully bad.

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, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

Title:Beautiful Bad
Edition Language:English

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    Beautiful Bad Reviews

  • Melissa

    After a reading experience like this one I have to wonder, am I just a silly woman blinded by optimism or a glutton for punishment? I think in this instance, I have to go with the latter. There were t...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    "I sometimes feel like my mind is possessed by another person or creature.”One of the main characters thinks this thought towards the end of the novel, and the fascinating thing is it could be any o...

  • Meredith

    Beautiful Bad is a psychological thriller about a mysterious accident, a murder, and a marriage at its breaking point. While there are some interesting elements and one fascinating unreliable narrato...

  • Crumb

    Put on those detective hats and prepare for a heart-pounding thriller, sure to shock even the most masterful of sleuths!I was not at all prepared for the epic twist in this book. I think I've become n...

  • Julie

    Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward is a 2019 Park Row publication. Strange, absorbing, but too predictable-Maddie and her friend, Jo, travel abroad to dangerous locations, which puts them in contact with pai...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 Stars.Get lost in the Wickedness of “Beautiful Bad!” You know those twisty turny books that have you so wrapped up that you forget all else? Yeah, that is what this book did to me. It starts wit...

  • Kaceey

    A whirlwind ride, guaranteed to keep you on your toes right to the end!Maddie wants desperately to explore the world. Living abroad has been her life-long dream. The freedom and excitement of working ...

  • sue

    Not sure if I’m in the minority with my thoughts on this. I’m noticing average to fantastic.I put it somewhere in between for several personal reasons.I struggled at times with the back and forth ...

  • j e w e l s

    TWO STARSI really struggle with reviewing novels like BEAUTIFUL BAD. The novel has a lot of good points and an unusual premise, HOWEVER... it is a fail for me.Despite having several interesting passag...

  • Holly  B

    3.5  STARSBeginning with an alarming scene and a 911 call.  You know something bad has happened...A slow burning domestic suspense with some page-turning chapters (at the beginning and the end). I...