Milly’s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.
But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother’s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.
When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother’s daughter. (From Goodreads)
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
A HUGE Thank You to Flatiron Press for sending me a finished copy to read and review.
I found this book absolutely fascinating. How damaged can the daughter of a serial killer be? Would she fight hard to not be a product of her environment? What impact would what she lived through have on her life? I found that the synopsis of this book doesn’t even touch the psychological aspect of the book, which in turn kind of makes it hard to review, without spoiling some things. If you have ever wonder what it would be like to be the child of a psychopath, I think this book perfectly sums it.
Milly gets moved into this foster home, and even that family has some crazy secrets. While she is treated well by the foster parents, their daughter is a real class a B word. She struggles at her school, she is bullied beyond belief, she struggles to make proper connections with teachers, and peers. All the while she constantly fights against that “Bad Me” aspect of herself.
I will say, the chapters that deal with the court hearing, were the worst for me to read, I don’t enjoy reading about what is contained in them, so I was glad that they were over fairly quickly. You guys should really read this book though, to see which side wins, “Good Me” or “Bad Me’ And I will say, out of the 300 pages, I read 250 of them in less than 12 hours. To say this book sucked me in, is quite the understatement.
It’s out on Sept. 5th, 2017 I will include a link to order below. If you guys have read this, please share your thoughts.
It doesn’t take long, The perfectly smart and privileged crowd morph into a mob. Animals. Pack mentality. Outside in the the garden, howl to the moon. Saucers for eyes, mouths a-judder. Smoking. One day these boys and girls will run the world, in the meantime, they ruin it.