How to Kill Your Family: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Paperback – Import, 30 April 2022 by Bella Mackie (Author)

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      ‘Funny and furious and strangely uplifting. Grace is a bitter and beguiling anti-hero with a keen eye for social analysis – even in her most grisly deeds, you never stop rooting for her’ PANDORA SYKES

      ‘I loved this book’ RICHARD OSMAN

      ‘I’ve struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life… Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds’ JOJO MOYES

      ‘Addictive… one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I’ve read in years’ EMMA GANNON

      ‘A funny, compulsive read about family dysfuction and the media’s obsession with murder’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

      ‘You’ll be gripped… Grace’s emotional detachment throughout will give you chills’ Rated 5 stars by COSMOPOLITAN
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      ‘Hilarious and dark’ ELLE

      ‘Ironic twists and caustic commentary on everything from liberal guilt to the consumerist con that is “selfcare” sharpen this debut novel’ OBSERVER

      ‘Brilliantly tongue-in-cheek stuff from the Vogue columnist’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

      ‘Original, funny, unique and such a refreshing read’ PRIMA

      ‘A deliciously dark debut novel’ RED

      ‘This smart revenge comedy is told through the eyes of the Villanelle-esque anti-hero Grace Bernard… Chilling, but also laugh-out-loud funny. Another corker of a debut’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

      ‘Deliciously addictive… brilliantly executed’ i PAPER

      ‘Witty, waspish satire of a murderer with no regrets’ GRAZIA

      ‘Darkly hilarious’ IRISH TIMES MAGAZINE

      ‘Deliciously dark and twisted’ You magazine, MAIL ON SUNDAY

      ‘Bella Mackie’s debut novel is by turns pitch-dark and laugh-out-loud funny, with an outrageous final twist’ DAILY MAIL

      ‘hilarious… skilfully plotted’ Adele Parks The Sun

      Book Description

      THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

      Dimensions 2.8 × 19.8 cm
      Publisher ‏

      ‎ The Borough Press (30 April 2022)

      Language ‏

      ‎ English

      Paperback ‏

      ‎ 368 pages

      ISBN-10 ‏

      ‎ 0008365946

      ISBN-13 ‏

      ‎ 978-0008365943

      Item Weight ‏

      ‎ 270 g

      Dimensions ‏

      ‎ 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm

      Country of Origin ‏

      ‎ India

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      10 reviews for How to Kill Your Family: THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Paperback – Import, 30 April 2022 by Bella Mackie (Author)

      1. Ruchika ahire

        Quality of book is so good

      2. RoshReviews

        Often when you see a book title and cover, you think you know the direction the story will take. It will be predictable, and within that formulaic storyline, you will find entertainment and relaxation. And then comes a book like this where your assumptions fall flat after a few plot twists and you are left satisfied at having being proven wrong.Grace Bernard has been in prison since 14 months. And she’s quite irritated about it. Why, you ask? Is she innocent? Au contraire! She has killed six people. The problem is that she got away with all those murders, and is in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. The irony! What follows is a heartfelt and humorous confession of sorts with Grace revealing what made her kill her family members and how she “executed” her plans.A major chunk of the story comes to us via a journal that Grace is writing in prison to divulge her outrage at having being unfairly imprisoned. This journal broadly contains three elements: Grace’s background about why her family became her target, her modus operandi behind the crimes, and her life in prison. Each of these is interestingly written with a great deal of sarcasm and practicality. The book goes by very fast because of her candid approach about her offences.Grace is such an interesting character. As most of the book is in the first person perspective of Grace, you will enjoy being in her mind as she unveils her life story. For one, it was refreshing to see a lead character acknowledge that she was attractive, such a refreshing change from all those beauties who seem unaware of their appeal until a man convinces them otherwise. Grace is also meticulous in planning out her tasks. The sincerity with which she plans out her targeted murders is simultaneously admirable and scary. She actually delights in her crimes, but she isn’t a psychopath. She is judgemental but justifies her critiques with a solid reasoning. This is one confusing character who will still make a mark on your heart.The story is dark and gruesome but Grace’s macabre deeds are overshadowed by her wittiness. The humour in the book is quite acerbic and tongue-in-cheek. I especially enjoyed those barbs at SM influencers in the Briony section. Couldn’t stop myself laughing at Grace’s hashtags!Overall, this is an easy-going book that seems predictable until you see that it is not quite as you thought. Pick it up when you want some light-hearted humour with dark twists.Trigger Alert: Spoiler Ahead: (Some of the content contains details of BDSM, so if that gets your goat, consider yourself warned.)The one thing I wish I could change about the book: its cover. That bland salmon pink cover just doesn’t do justice to this story. I would have preferred it bolder and darker.A 4.25 from me.I received a complimentary copy of this book at my request and these are my honest thoughts about it.

      3. Amazon Customer

        The book was so good that I didnt understand why readers rated it low . I was looking forward for a great ending . I enjoyed the revenge but at the end the whole experience was taken away with a so called plot twist . I am all for plot twists and shocking revelations but this book left me with a terrible aftertaste . I regret picking this up . The whole plot was all for naught . The author did the heroine bad . You made a random man win at the end and all her sufferings were thrown for a toss . Unbelievable.

      4. Shet

        At the end, a creepy guy comes in with his smarter than you narrative; what a waste of time!

      5. Amazon Customer

        I have to return the book as the cut is large and deep. And I wont be able to maintain the book in my collection. The book can fall apart anytime .

      6. Krishna

        I was expecting the books to be original and first print but it was the second copy and the print was horrible. The book was damaged and the pages were empty.

      7. Alma Ali

        The condition of the book was really really good. Super happy !For review of the book check out @literary.bliss

      8. Xana

        Funny but…I really enjoyed this book and at some points it was so funny I actually laughed out loud but… I was frustrated by the ending. You may not be, future reader, but I wasDespite this, still one of the best books I’ve read recently

      9. SpannaVision

        Increasingly witty and enjoyableTook forever to get into this book but really loved it once it got going. The narrator’s tone and social commentary are very funny. Slightly disappointed by the ending but won’t give it away.

      10. KIT

        As it says on the back sleeve ‘deliciously dark’I didn’t expect to like this book as not my usual style but heard it on the radio and enjoyed it so ordered the book to read. It is a really good read. The action weaves in and out throughout the book and is written in a very well. There are two twists at the end of the book which are brilliant. I chose it for my book club and everyone (with only one exception) really enjoyed it and they said it was well written. Highly recommend.

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