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Dead Head

by C.J. Skuse

Part of the Sweetpea series Series

Crime / Mystery Humour (fiction) Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Dead Head

A wonderful addition to one of my favourite series, if you have a somewhat suspect and dark sense of humour and can cope with a serial killer telling you her story then step right up! Rhiannon is on the run and stuck on a cruise ship as it heads into the Mediterranean. She attempts to take on a new persona, will she succeed or will she be sucked back into a killing spree? You most definitely need to have read the first two books in this series (Sweetpea and In Bloom) before embarking on Dead Head. Rhianna’s, ahem sorry… Rhiannon’s story begins to turn in a different direction, and I welcomed this path. Her kill lists remains, however her murderous mojo appears to have wandered off for a tea break. I still smirked, I still snorted with laughter, and I still found a deliciously wicked story. C.J. Skuse has the most sharp and smart writing style, balancing humour and absurdity with insightful and penetrating reasoning. The yo-yo effect from horror to compassion to incitement had me questioning my own judgement! Strutting to become a Liz Pick of the Month, it joins its sisters with style. Dead Head is a book you can escape into, it’s refreshingly different, and twisted as heck.

Liz Robinson

Dead Head Synopsis

Victim. Murderer. Serial Killer. What next?

The third darkly comic thriller in the highly addictive Sweetpea series featuring serial killer Rhiannon Lewis.

Can a serial killer ever lose their taste for murder?

Since confessing to her bloody murder spree Rhiannon Lewis, the now-notorious Sweetpea killer, has been feeling out-of-sorts.

Having fled the UK on a cruise ship to start her new life, Rhiannon should be feeling happy. But it's hard to turn over a new leaf when she's stuck in an oversized floating tin can with the Gammonati and screaming kids. Especially when they remind her of Ivy - the baby she gave up for a life carrying on killing.

Rhiannon is all at sea. She's lost her taste for blood but is it really gone for good? Maybe Rhiannon is realising that there's more to life than death...

The third book in the critically-acclaimed series following Sweetpea and In Bloom featuring everyone's favourite truly original girl-next-door serial killer Rhiannon Lewis.

Dead Head Press Reviews

Praise for CJ Skuse:

'Dark, depraved and devilishly delicious. A full throttle savage and satirical thriller' John Marrs

'Pitch dark, laugh-out-loud hilarious - the Sweetpea series is pure genius escapism' Susi Holliday

'Fascinating, intriguing and twist after twist in the tale' Suzy K Quinn

'Dark and wickedly funny, and as dry and acerbic as Fleabag, it's hard not to love Rhiannon Lewis' Claire Allan

'Hilarious, refreshing, dark and memorable. It doesn't disappoint, I loved it' Phoebe Morgan

'This darkly comic novel...has the potential to become a cult classic' Daily Mail

'Sweetpea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm and a lightweight approach...keeping you gripped and on the hook, both smiling and squirming' Maxim Jakubowski,Lovereading

'You MUST read this book especially if you like your (anti) heroes dirty-mouthed, deadly and dark, dark dark. ADORED IT' Fiona Cummins,author of Rattle

'This isn't a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted ... think Bridget Jones meets American Psycho' Red

'This book is OUTRAGEOUS' Compulsive Readers

'This anti-hero is psychotic without doubt, sexually voracious and incredibly funny' Shots magazine

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ISBN: 9780008312589
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008312589
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Author: C.J. Skuse
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Humour, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About C.J. Skuse

C.J. Skuse, author of PRETTY BAD THINGS, ROCKOHOLIC and DEAD ROMANTIC was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England.She loves: graphic novels, sitcoms, Gummy Bears and the music of My Chemical Romance.She hates: hard-boiled eggs, carnivals and coughing.The movies Titanic, My Best Friend's Wedding and Twilight were all based on her ideas, she just didn't get to write them down in time. Before she dies, she would like to go to Japan, try clay-pigeon shooting and own a malamute.C.J has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside writing kick-ass fiction for ...

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