Sweetpea

by C.J. Skuse

On Sale: 10/31/2023

Sweetpea

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Sweetpea

by C.J. Skuse

On Sale: 10/31/2023

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About the Book

‘If you like your thrillers darkly comic and outrageous this ticks all the boxes’ The Sun

The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…

’I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.’

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…

Critical Praise

<b>Praise for C.J. Skuse</b>

‘This darkly comic novel…has the potential to become a cult classic.’ <b>Daily Mail</b>

‘Filthy and funny… a compulsive read’ <b>Sunday Times</b>

‘This isn’t a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted … think Bridget Jones meets <i>American Psycho</i>’ <b>Red</b>

‘Dark, depraved and devilishly delicious. A full throttle savage and satirical thriller’
<b> John Marrs, author of <i>The One</i></b>

‘Hilarious, refreshing, dark and memorable. It doesn’t disappoint, I loved it’ <b>Phoebe Morgan</b>

‘You MUST read this book especially if you like your (anti) heroes dirty-mouthed, deadly and dark, dark dark. ADORED IT' <b>Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle</b>

‘Pitch dark, laugh-out-loud hilarious – the Sweetpea series is pure genius escapism’ <b>Susi Holliday</b>

‘Fascinating, intriguing and twist after twist in the tale’ <b>Suzy K Quinn</b>

‘Dark and wickedly funny, and as dry and acerbic as <i>Fleabag</i>, it’s hard not to love Rhiannon Lewis’ <b>Claire Allan</b>

‘Sweetpea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm and a lightweight approach…keeping you gripped and on the hook, both smiling and squirming.’ <b>Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading</b>

‘Witty, vulgar, sweary, darkly funny, but enthralling – a must-read for thriller fans’ <i>My Weekly</i>

‘This book is OUTRAGEOUS’ <b>Compulsive Readers</b>

‘This anti-hero is psychotic without doubt, sexually voracious and incredibly funny’ <b>Shots magazine</b>

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008639891
  • ISBN 10: 0008639892
  • Imprint: HQ
  • On Sale: 10/31/2023
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Psychological
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor

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