Beautiful Malice

Beautiful Malice Who is Katherine Patterson It is a question she hopes no one can answer To erase her past Katherine has moved to a new city enrolled in a new school and even changed her name She s done the next be
  • Title: Beautiful Malice
  • Author: RebeccaJames
  • ISBN: 9780553808056
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beautiful Malice
    Who is Katherine Patterson It is a question she hopes no one can answer To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name She s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing than anonymity What she finds instead is the last thing she expected a friend.Even uWho is Katherine Patterson It is a question she hopes no one can answer To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name She s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing than anonymity What she finds instead is the last thing she expected a friend.Even unlikely, Katherine s new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school Extroverted, gorgeous, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn t want to be the center of attention Yet Alice s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice s private circle But Alice has secrets, too darker than anyone can begin to imagine And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson only a descent into a trap far sinister and infinitely seductive.
    Beautiful Malice By RebeccaJames,

    Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James Jan , Beautiful Malice is the literary version of a Lifetime Movie Ya know, the bad people are really bad and the good people are simply too nice to be true It s heavy on the drama, slightly predictable, and mostly forgettable. Beautiful Malice A Novel James, Rebecca, Eyre, Justine Jul , Beautiful Malice is a psychological thriller that is also about healing after a great tragedy I was on the edge of my seat as the subtle red flags became known until the very end. Beautiful Malice A Novel by Rebecca James NOOK Book Jul , An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a publishing phenomenon, this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year s most stunning American fiction debut From its wrenching opening to its shocking climax, Beautiful Malice unfolds a haunting story in which people, motives, and circumstances are never what they seem. Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James About Beautiful Malice An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a publishing phenomenon, this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year s most stunning American fiction debut. Beautiful Malice A Novel eBook James Beautiful Malice is her first novel Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over one hundred audiobooks With a prestigious Audie Award and three AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. Beautiful Malice Kindle edition by James, Rebecca May , From the very first page, Beautiful Malice sucks you in and just doesn t let go It begins with a short prologue and immediately creates questions you desperately want to know the answer to Told in the first person from Katherine herself, it s easy to connect with her right away.

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    Rebecca James is the author of BEAUTIFUL MALICE, SWEET DAMAGE and the forthcoming COOPER BARTHOLOMEW IS DEAD She has worked as a waitress, a kitchen designer, an English teacher in both Indonesia and Japan, a barmaid, and most memorably a mini cab telephone operator in London Rebecca lives in Canberra, Australia, with her partner and their four sons.

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  • I log into Facebook one day to find a friend request from Rebecca James The Rebecca James Beautiful Malice Rebecca James Wants to be friends with me I momentarily forget how on earth Rebecca James would know who I am but then I remember that I somehow became an author myself this year, take a big breathe and click accept I have a brief chat with Rebecca and she turns out to be such a super lovely person, she even offers to buy me a beer Okay, I don t drink beer, but if it s from Rebecca James, I [...]


  • Have you ever read a book and thought, I wish I had written that For me, that usually happens only with two kinds of books Firstly, the ones that are so fabulous, you have a serious case of writer s envy On my list, the top spot there is occupied by The Kingkiller Chronicles , or the ones that take a truly fabulous idea and ruin it so horrifically, you can hear the Muses scream in pain Tiger s Curse, I m looking at you But for the first time ever, I found a book that I thought was pretty damn de [...]


  • After the murder of her younger sister, Katherine Patterson starts a new life at a new school as she attempts to escape the media, her parents depression, and her own guilt There, she meets Alice and quickly begins a friendship with the clearly narcissistic sociopath Eventually, she also bonds with fellow victims of Alice s rancorous personality, finding love and peace despite her friend s antics.For the entire first half of this book, I felt dragged through a world of mostly text book, one dime [...]


  • Katherine Patterson is sitting under a tree reading a book when Alice Parrie comes along inviting her to her eighteenth birthday Katherine is taken aback as she s not evens friends with Alice and has never associated with her Although Katherine declines her offer, Alice is persistent and won t take no for an answer.It s been awhile since Katherine s been anywhere to socialise as she prefers her own company Katherine is hiding a dark and very deep secret which she s carried with her since her sis [...]


  • Another massive disappointment The good stuff, first, so that you guys can bear in mind that I m not just a jealous bitch giving it a poor rating because it was sold in a bidding war But honestly I couldn t see what the fuss was all about.It was, I guess, a compelling read Although I m not quite sure why I can t say that I cared very much about the plot and, although I love YA thrillers, especially of the psychological variety, I couldn t say that there was any massive driving questions that had [...]


  • I am amazed at these glowing reviews I found this book far fetched, melodramatic, and lacking in any sense of genuine emotion None of the characters are fully developed and they serve mainly as plot devices for a poorly structured, ludicrous story.


  • Let me start by saying that I haven t been so impressed by a book in quite a while I was lucky enough to receive a copy for review and picked it up one day last week intending to read just a few chapters Two hours later I was totally engrossed in the story and couldn t put it down This rarely happens to me, but here James has written a psychological thriller that will grab you from page one Seriously, the start of the book is excellent What an opener When we are introduced to Katherine, she has [...]


  • Me ha gustado bastante Ha sido un libro que me ha enganchado desde la primera p gina, que me ha metido en la historia y me ha dejado con la intriga Siempre te dejaba con ganas de seguir leyendo Una historia que te conmueve y de la que no te esperas el final Solo puedo decir que lo le is porque os gustar


  • About this time last year you may remember a crazy amount of hoopla about debut author Rebecca James After a large quantity of rejection letters from agents, her manuscript was pulled from a unsolicited slush pile and started a crazy world wide bidding war for the publishing rights While on one of my google hunts for new info, I typed in J.K Rowling and ended up looking at a bevy of articles about the pandemonium surrounding Ms James, many of which were questioning if she would be the next J.K R [...]


  • 4.5 sThis book is a real page turner I couldn t put it down and read it from cover to cover in one day The story is well structured and flows very well Although it is not a new concept, it is given a fresh perspective, being centred around a group of Australian young adults as they finish their final year of school and take the first steps into a new life.The central character, Katherine Patterson, has suffered a terrible tragedy a few years earlier, with the murder of her younger sister, Rachel [...]


  • Beautiful Malice is the literary version of a Lifetime Movie Ya know, the bad people are really bad and the good people are simply too nice to be true It s heavy on the drama, slightly predictable, and mostly forgettable But you still find yourself completely hooked Really, I intended to write a review of this book weeks ago when I finished, but now I m glad I didn t It s not that great of a book and just not worth the time I would have put into the review Don t get me wrong, I loved it while re [...]


  • If you only read one book this year, let it be Beautiful Malice.Oh My God I read this in one sitting, cover to cover, because I literally could not tear my eyes away.The story opens with these ominous words I didn t go to Alice s funeral.An older Katherine narrates the novel, recounting the events that changed her life She is at once in the present day, grown up and with a child of her own and with hindsight and insight she tells the story of her life in Melbourne, on the day her sister died.But [...]


  • I borrowed this from work like forever ago and then promptly forgot all about it So when I finished all my planned reading for the AroundtheWorldAThon, I decided it was finally time to give this one a shot And I sped through it in a couple of hours This is basically a story told in three time periods, but the three stories are interwoven So one section of the story is Katherine s backstory and the horrible thing that happened to her sister that caused her family to move from Melbourne to Sydney [...]


  • I really enjoyed this novel It was different to what I usually read but I had heard a lot about it on the publishing grapevine so was quite excited when it arrived at my store.So at first it was a little slow I think having Katherine revert between teenage and adult disrupted the flow of the story The prologue was good and an epilogue would have worked from her adult perspective but I think the book would have worked better having flowed throughout the whole experience as a teenager It was a lit [...]


  • Erz hlt wird die Geschichte der 17 j hrigen Katherine, deren j ngere Schwester Rachel vor 2 Jahren ermordet wurde Da ihr Nachname damals durch die Presse gegangen ist, ndert sie ihn und zieht zu ihrer Tante nach Sydney, um die Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen Dort freundet sie sich mit Alice an, die hinter ihrer wundersch nen, fr hlichen Art eine dunkle Seite verbirgt, die Katherine mehr und mehr zu schaffen macht.Parallel dazu erf hrt der Leser, was an jenem Abend passierte, als Rachel ermor [...]


  • First line I didn t go to Alice s funeral.At the beginning of Beautiful Malice, we meet a girl named Katherine who is talking about a girl s funeral We don t know who Alice is, only that Katherine doesn t go to her funeral and that she is pregnant From there, we re shifted from present years after Alice s death , to the past when Katherine met Alice, to a past being remembered a past when Katherine Patterson was Katie Boydell and her younger sister, Rachel, was still alive As the chapters bounce [...]


  • This review has also been posted on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews Beautiful Malice is about an unhealthy friendship that turns toxic and malicious From its innocent beginnings getting to know a person, breaking them out of their shell and suddenly becoming BFFs, the novel takes an unexpected dive where the same friend becomes psychotic, co dependent and downright scary I haven t read any books that delve into the topic as deeply as Rebecca James has, and it is frightening because of [...]


  • A gripping psychological thriller exploring toxic friendship, manipulation control and mental illness Katherine is an intensely private high school senior hiding a dark secret about a tragedy in her family s past She is surprised to attract the attentions of a beautiful, popular, wild girl named Alice who appears set on gaining her friendship and trust Gradually Katherine s defenses are worn down by Alice s charms and soon she finds herself confiding the truth about her past Despite signs of Ali [...]


  • Beautiful Malice is definitely an engrossing read However I felt there are both good and bad points about the novel My first thought after reading the book was good but not as great as the hype.Described as shocking , chilling , I had expected a stellar psychological thriller After reading books by Jennifer McMahon and Barbara Vine both of them write adult fiction , this book just didn t live up to my expectations.Having said that Beautiful Malice is still praiseworthy since its the author s deb [...]


  • The one word I d use to describe this book Disturbing It didn t end how I had expected and was weird and overly dramatic Throughout my reading I kind of had this sick feeling in my stomach because I didn t like where the story was going A lot of the characters frustrated me and seemed superficial I didn t like any of the people and was annoyed with their actions throughout the story Well, actually, annoyed isn t the best word, like dismayed None of the characters felt well rounded and I didn t [...]


  • So Were you glad, deep down Were you glad to be rid of her Your perfect sister Were you secretly glad when she was killed This is an intense and simply unputdownable psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.Katherine has moved away from her shattered once perfect family to start a new life in Sydney There she keeps her head down until she is befriended by the charismatic Alice, and her life takes her in new directions But there is a dark side to Alice, and as we learn the truth of Kathe [...]


  • a very well told story with a creepy atmosphere, a pace that makes you hold your breath and a story with so many twists and turns it can leave you spinning.But I loved the adventure of it The first half starts slow and unfolds some details It isn t until the 2nd half that things are revealed and the plot just get thicker, deeper and disturbing.until you are left with a very haunting conclusion.Even though I knew elements of the story well before they were revealed, it didn t make them any comf [...]


  • I have read a lot of teen fiction I am a high school teacher and was recommended Beautiful Malice by a trusted friend It is a wonderful, if sometimes shocking book I won t ruin the plot It strikes a real chord about teenage and any age friendship and how manipulative some people are especially when they are cool and glamorous.It s set in Australia Australian writers tend to have that to the point style which is perfect for young adult books Rebecca James has that.I also gave the book to my 17 ye [...]


  • 1 year ago, Katie Boydell was involved in an unspeakable tragedy Weighed down by guilt and the cruel words of the media following the crime, she has changed her name to Katherine Patterson and started at a new school Alice Parrie is charismatic, fearless, and exactly what Katherine needs Flattered by Alice s attentions toward her, Katherine clings firmly to their budding friendship Slowly Katherine s pain begins to ease, and she is able to confide in Alice her darkest secrets But Alice has secre [...]


  • Seventeen year old Katherine Patterson was quietly absorbed in her school work, happy to be by herself She wanted no one, needed no one, so when the vivacious and friendly Alice bounced over to her, she was shocked with the invitation for Alice s 18th birthday party in a few days Katherine had only been at Drummond High for a short while, having moved from Melbourne to Sydney to try to forget her past She thought if she told no one it would go away She would keep the past a secret forever, never [...]


  • I had seen Beautiful Malice around but had never paid attention to it Then someone pointed it out and said it was amazing, so I looked into it, and saw that it was classed as a psychological thriller I absolutely love psychological thrillers so I just had to get my hands on it.If I don t like a book, there is usually at least one thing that I find enjoyable about a book With Beautiful Malice, I found nothing to like I don t know what happened, but Beautiful Malice just did absolutely nothing for [...]


  • Originally posted at A Book So FathomlessI don t even know what to say about this book The thing is I ve owned Beautiful Malice since it came out in 2010, and it was one of those books that my mum bought for me that I never really paid much attention to It s times like these that I want to travel back in time just so I can slap past Ely for being an idiot This was beautiful See what I did there I don t know if I m even going to be able to explain this, but the writing was just so easy You know h [...]


  • Ovu bih knjigu preporu ila adolescentima, jer ima duboku pouku, iako se sa ne im ba i ne sla emTu na, veoma tu na, jeziva i dirljiva i nadasve pou na pri a ispri ana iz ugla ve dvadeset trogodi nje devojke, i to u tri vremena Katherine po inje pri u o tome da nije oti la na sahrani svoje nekada nje prijateljice Alice i kako joj je ona uni tila ivot, a usput spominje i u asnu smrt svoje izuzetne sestre Rachel I vi ve na po etku znate da e biti tu no Katherine pri a o tome kako je kao sedamnaestgo [...]


  • Amazing Different So freakin good Katherine is teenager whose life has been turned upside down and backwards since the murder of her little, prodigy sister, Rachel She an dher parents just don t realize how much their lives will be changed as a result She moves to a new city and changes her name so she can get a fresh start There, she unknowingly alienates people, and is surprised when the beautiful, outgoing, and popular Alice invites her to a party They, and Alice s friend Robbie, become close [...]


  • This book was well I wasn t that into it But I don t really feel like writing a full out review for it so I ll just say that I liked the story It was nothing amazing, definitely not original, but it was enough to keep you reading The writing was confusing at first but after a while you get used to it My biggest problem with the book was the characters All of them were just terrible You couldn t relate to any of them and the romance between Katherine and Mick was forced Just nothing about the cha [...]


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