Maddie and Ian and their young son Charlie seem to be your average family. But no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors and in sick minds.
A chance meeting overseas when they were young, Maddie and Ian soon develop a mutual crush, even though Ian has a girlfriend. Maddie’s best friend Jo warns her that there is something off about Ian, but Maddie is not heeding the warning.
Years later Maddie and Ian reconnect after a few failed attempts, much to Jo’s angst and anger. Their relationship becomes strained and then ends with Maddie losing her best friend.
The couple move to Kansas and have Charlie. Both their worlds revolve around him. Although their worlds are very different from each other’s. During a family camping trip Maddie has a terrible accident. Due to a head injury Maddie begins to see a therapist and realizes she fears her husband and is frightened for their son Charlie.
Then there is a murder and a very suspicious police officer.
Not everything looks the way it seems does it? A story with twists and turns and an ending I never saw coming! Beautiful Bad is a psychological thriller you won’t be able to put down.
Thank you @NetGalley @ParkRowBooks @Annie Ward for the advanced copy. Beautiful Bad is available now.