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Seven days of sin. Seven days of secrets. Seven days to steal her sister's life.

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 Beth has always been the golden girl, leaving her identical twin, Alvie, in her shadow. She has everything Alvie ever wanted - the money, the hot husband, the cute baby, the fast car. So when she invites Alvie for seven sun-drenched days at her luxury villa in Sicily, Alvie accepts. Just because Alvie can't stand Beth doesn't mean she can't enjoy a slice of her decadent lifestyle. But her usually goody-two-shoes twin has a hidden agenda. And when the sisters swap identities for a day, it ends badly for Beth. Very badly. It's Alvie's chance to steal the life that she deserves . . . If she can get away with it. 'Sizzlingly glamorous' Guardian 'A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder' Stylist

Mad Press Reviews

'Sizzlingly glamorous' - Guardian

'This summer's raciest read . . . The must-have beach read for millennials this summer' - Telegraph

'A summer read to make you hotter than the weather outside . . . you'd be mad not to find room for this in your case' - Sun 

'A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder . . . Sex and the City dialled up several notches' - Stylist

'The white-hot debut' - Glamour

'Gone Girl plus . . . Esposito has added a dollop of Bridget Jones to the mix' - Telegraph

'So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous - it kept me reading' - Daily Mail 

'I just read Mad in one go. I bloody LOVED it. Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun' - Bryony Gordon, bestselling author of Mad Girl 

'Like The Devil Wears Prada - fast-paced, but funnier and more readable' -  Independent, 10 Best Debut Novels by Women Authors

'She's an evil hot mess is what she is, and I kinda like it!' -- Sarah Knight, bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

'Allergic to chick lit? Meet Alvie Knightly . . . Insane as its title promises' - Mail on Sunday

'Raunchy, fun' - Guardian

'Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly - the often-drunk, sex-mad, always-sassy heroine . . . A brilliantly bonkers read' - Heat

'If you loved [Paula Hawkins'] Into the Water, try Mad' - Red 

'Chloe Esposito introduces a compelling and uncensored antiheroine' - US Weekly

'Using Sicily as a backdrop with its gorgeous architecture, villas and sexy men, Esposito pens an unforgettable summer debut headed by a no-holds-barred protagonist' - Library Journal

'Mad is deliciously over-the-top, with a protagonist you'll never forget and an ending that promises more chaos to come' - Bookpage 

'Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing Chloe Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read' - Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me Bad Me

'100% MAD about this book' - NetGalley Reviewer 

'A page-turner, compelling and delightfully crazy. I can't wait for books two and three' - NetGalley Reviewer

'Chloe Esposito has broken the mould. The unconventional heroine and plot breaks so many conventions leading to an enjoyable, fast-paced read, which manages to be well-written and funny. It is perfect for the beach or a long journey'  -NetGalley Reviewer 

'Absolutely loved this book, a real page turner and I didn't want to come to the end' - NetGalley Reviewer 

'Whoa! Yeah I started my review like that . . . but that's what this book is whoooaaa! it truly is M.A.D. . . . Mental Addictive' - NetGalley Reviewer




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ISBN: 9781405928793
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405928793
Publication date: 31st May 2018
Author: Chloe Esposito
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense,

About Chloe Esposito

Chloe Esposito is from Cheltenham and now lives in London. She has a BA and MA in English from Oxford University, where her dissertation focused on nineteenth-century feminist writers. She has been a senior management consultant, an English teacher at two of the UK's top private schools and a fashion stylist at Conde Nast. She is thirty-two, a graduate of the Faber Academy and is now writing full-time. Mad, the first book in the Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know series, is Chloe's first novel. Author photo © Charlie Hopkinson

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