Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blog Tour and Review: Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

What I Thought:
Wow, what a story! I'm not going to say too much about the storyline because it would spoil the book, but if you like mystery and suspense then I would say to pick this one up.
It's one of those books where not everyone is what they seem. It was very scary at times and in that "real-life scary" type of way...the kind that makes you look over your shoulder.
It's a story that will make you cringe but it will also make you think. It was an excellent read. Be warned though that there is some violence that may not sit well with others.
About The Book:
An international sensation that The Wall Street Journal called a “publishing phenomenon,” this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of psychological suspense is the year’s most stunning American fiction debut.
From its wrenching opening to its shocking climax, Beautiful Malice unfolds a haunting story in which people, motives, and circumstances are never what they seem.
Who is Katherine Patterson? It is a question she hopes no one can answer. To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name. She’s done the next best thing to disappearing altogether. Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing more than anonymity. What she finds instead is the last thing she expected: a friend.

Even more unlikely, Katherine’s new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school. Extroverted, gorgeous, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn’t want to be: the center of attention. Yet Alice’s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice’s private circle.

But Alice has secrets, too—darker than anyone can begin to imagine. And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all. For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson—only a descent into a trap far more sinister . . . and infinitely more seductive.
About The Author:

Rebecca James was born in Sydney and spent her twenties teaching English in Indonesia and Japan. She currently lives in Armidale, Australia, with her partner and their four sons.
You can visit Rebecca online at http://www.rebeccajamesbooks.com/.
**review copy provided by the publisher...all opinions are my own


  1. You captured many of the same thoughts I had while reading this book on vacation. Thanks for hosting Rebecca today. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.


  2. Thanks for stopping in Cheryl!

  3. Nice review! This was definitely a book worth reading.....my post on this tour is just now live on my site (hence why I waited to read yours...) ^_^ Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!