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Beautiful Bad

Debut Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight

Beautiful Bad

Maddie and Ian's love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army, and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian's PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo. Sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.

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Beautiful Bad
by Annie Ward


Barbara from St. Paul, MN
Brittany from Winterport, ME
Calvin from Brooklyn Center, MN
Carol from Biltmore Lake, NC
Cheryl from Naples, FL
Cindy from Naperville, IL
Diana from San Diego, CA
Donette from Vernon Hills, IL
Elise from Rockville Centre, NY
Jean from Wilmington, MA
Kathleen from Greenfield, WI
Kathy from Indianapolis, IN
Kimberly from Marengo, IL
Leah from New York, NY
Lynn from Minneapolis, MN
Marcia from Houston, TX
Michelle from Newberry, SC
Nancy from Morgantown, WV
Nina from Greenwood, IN
Nissa from Fayetteville, NC
Patricia from Saint Clairsville, OH
Patrick from York, ME
Reeves from Haddon Heights, NJ
Susan from Independence, MO
Terri from Carmichael, CA