By Rebecca James
A global sensation that The Wall road magazine known as a “publishing phenomenon,” this layered, poignant, and chilling novel of mental suspense is the year’s such a lot gorgeous American fiction debut. From its wrenching commencing to its stunning climax, appealing Malice unfolds a haunting tale within which humans, reasons, and situations are by no means what they seem.Who is Katherine Patterson? it's a query she hopes not anyone can solution. To erase her earlier, Katherine has moved to a brand new urban, enrolled in a brand new tuition, or even replaced her identify. She’s performed the subsequent smartest thing to disappearing altogether. Now, cautious and on my own, she seeks not anything greater than anonymity. What she unearths in its place is the very last thing she anticipated: a friend.Even extra not going, Katherine’s new pal is the preferred and magnetic woman in class. Extroverted, wonderful, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is every thing that Katherine isn't really and doesn’t are looking to be: the guts of awareness. but Alice’s enthusiasm is infectious, her candor occasionally unsettling, and Katherine, even with her guarded warning, reveals herself drawn into Alice’s inner most circle. yet Alice has secrets and techniques, too—darker than someone can start to think. And while she shall we her safeguard down ultimately, Katherine discovers the darkest of all of them. For there'll be no escaping the previous for Katherine Patterson—only a descent right into a seize way more sinister . . . and infinitely extra seductive.
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It’s nine o’clock on Saturday night! ” I shrug. ” “He’s a friend. He works as a waiter in a really posh restaurant. He’s a total scream. ” Alice takes out her cell phone and starts to dial before I get the chance to ask any more questions. I listen to her invite him over—her voice confident and deep and flirtatious—and wonder if she has ever felt shy or uncertain. It’s impossible to imagine. ” She stands up and stretches, rubs her belly contentedly. “This was such a terrific idea, Katie. ” “Katherine,” I say.
Yes,” I lie. ” “I’ve been reading about the pre-med program at the college here. It’s really highly rated, you know, and has a reputation as good as any in the country. In fact, it really seems to be the place to study the sciences and medicine these days. And there are a lot of outstanding doctors teaching there. It’s something I’d like you to consider, darling. For me. You could live with us, and you know how pleased Daddy would be if you did that, and you could really concentrate on your studies without worrying about rent or bills or your meals.
It’s still got the tag on it, you’ve never even worn it. You were probably saving it—” “Nope. I’m wearing something else. ” Alice holds it up in front of me. ” The dress fits perfectly and, as I suspected, goes well with my boots. The red flatters my dark skin and hair, and I smile at Alice happily in the reflection of the mirror. I’m excited now, glad that I agreed to come. Alice goes to the kitchen and takes a bottle from her fridge. It’s champagne. It’s pink. “Yum,” she says, kissing the bottle.
Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James