"Sassy, sexy, and edge-of-your-seat entertaining, this fabulously funny, feminist serial killer thriller could not come more highly recommended."
Devilishly comic, Julie Mae Cohen’s Bad Men is an edge-of-your-seat, feminist serial killer thriller that reels with calculated meet-cute romance (yep, you read that right!) and revenge. Fast and funny, fans of How To Kill Your Family and My Sister the Serial Killer will race through this, as will readers who enjoyed Killing Eve — Bad Men’s beautiful, bad ass protagonist has more than a touch of Villanelle’s style, humour and killer instinct.
It all started back when Saffy was twelve. The day her stepfather told her “Why would anyone want you? You’re an ugly girl and you’re going to be an un ugly woman”, when he previously used to call her, “my pretty girl, my secret girl.” Desperate to protect her little sister from him, Saffy takes desperate measures and seizes control of her life. From now on, she’s “the one who’s choosing what’s going to happen.”
Fast forward 17 years, and Saffy is a wealthy heiress and former model living in London. She also has a unique calling in life: “Killing bad men is my private hobby, the thing that makes me tick. It’s my own humble attempt at smashing the patriarchy.”
As a result, when Saffy finds herself falling for true crime writer and podcaster Jon, her world is sent into a spin. So, she applies the meticulous attention to detail required for carrying out the perfect murder to bagging herself a boyfriend, including helping Jon investigate murders committed by the Bin Bag Killer.
Shot-through with wit, twists and superb characterisation, this is a super-pacey, super-original read.
|Modern and Contemporary Fiction