Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mad: A Novel - Review

Idgie Says: 
I absolutely could not put this novel down once I started it.   The main character is one of the most unlikable women I have ever "met". Her actions are appalling.  I'm pretty sure she's psychotic.  There is a bit of backstory working toward explaining why she's as she is, but I am certain it goes deeper than that.   She's like a horrible train wreck that you simply can't take your eyes off. 

The writing is simply delicious and I can't tell you how excited I am that this is part of a trilogy.  I am definitely signing on for the entire wild ride. 

As a debut author, Chloe should be very proud of herself. 

Mad: A Novel (Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know Trilogy)
June 13, 2017 
Alvina Knightly: Uncensored. Unhinged. Unforgettable. 

'There's something you should know before we go any further: my heart is in the wrong place. Now don't say I didn't warn you...' 

Perhaps that's why nothing in Alvie's life has ever gone right? Until now.

She can finally abandon her credit card debt - and her fruitless three-way relationship with Tinder and Twitter - when fate gives her the chance to steal her identical twin's perfect life.

It's just a shame Beth had to die to make Alvie's dreams come true.

So begin seven days of sex, violence and unapologetic selfies - one wild week that sees Alvie break every rule in the book. She never did have much respect for boundaries.
It might be madness, but rules are meant to be broken. Right?

Mad is the first in the sexy, shocking and compulsively readable Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy, and the beginning of a rollercoaster ride that those still alive at the end will never forget.


In this compulsively readable debut, set between London and Sicily over one blood-drenched week in the dead of summer, an identical twin reveals the crazy lies and twists she'll go through to not only steal her sister's perfect life, but to keep on living it.
Alvie Knightly is a trainwreck: aimless, haphazard, and pretty much constantly drunk. Alvie's existence is made even more futile in contrast to that of her identical and perfect twin sister, Beth. Alvie lives on social media, eats kebabs for breakfast, and gets stopped at security when the sex toy in her carry-on starts buzzing. Beth is married to a hot, rich Italian, dotes on her beautiful baby boy, and has always been their mother's favorite. The twins' days of having anything in common besides their looks are long gone.

When Beth sends Alvie a first-class plane ticket to visit her in Italy, Alvie is reluctant to go. But when she gets fired from the job she hates and her flatmates kick her out on the streets, a luxury villa in glitzy Taormina suddenly sounds more appealing. Beth asks Alvie to swap places with her for just a few hours so she can go out unnoticed by her husband. Alvie jumps at the chance to take over her sister's life--if only temporarily. But when the night ends with Beth dead at the bottom of the pool, Alvie realizes that this is her chance to change her life.

Alvie quickly discovers that living Beth's life is harder than she thought. What was her sister hiding from her husband? And why did Beth invite her to Italy at all? As Alvie digs deeper, she uncovers Mafia connections, secret lovers, attractive hitmen, and one extremely corrupt priest, all of whom are starting to catch on to her charade. Now Alvie has to rely on all the skills that made her unemployable--a turned-to-11 sex drive, a love of guns, lying to her mother--if she wants to keep her million-dollar prize. She is uncensored, unhinged, and unforgettable.