Listen to an excerpt from How to Kill Your Family – a wickedly dark romp about class, family, love … and murder
They say you can’t choose your family. But you can kill them. How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Meet Grace Bernard.
Daughter, sister, serial killer …
Grace has lost everything.
And she will stop at nothing to get revenge.
Listen to an excerpt below!
How to Kill Your Family is a darkly humorous debut novel that follows a cunning antihero as she gets her revenge.
‘When I think about what I actually did, I feel somewhat sad that nobody will ever know about the complex operation that I undertook. Getting away with it is highly preferable, of course, but perhaps when I’m long gone, someone will open an old safe and find this confession. The public would reel. After all, almost nobody else in the world can possibly understand how someone, by the tender age of 28, can have calmly killed six members of her family. And then happily got on with the rest of her life, never to regret a thing.’
When Grace Bernard discovers her absentee millionaire father has rejected her dying mother’s pleas for help, she vows revenge and coldly sets out to get her retribution – by killing them all, one by one.
Compulsively readable, Bella Mackie’s debut novel is driven by a captivating first-person narrator who talks of ‘self-care’ and social media while calmly walking the reader through her increasingly baroque acts of murder.
But then, Grace is imprisoned for a murder she didn’t commit.
Outrageously funny, compulsive, and subversive, How to Kill Your Family is a wickedly dark romp about class, family, love … and murder.
‘I loved this book’ – Richard Osman
‘Funny, sharp, dark and twisted’ – Jojo Moyes
‘Chilling, but also laugh-out-loud funny. Another corker’ – Sunday Telegraph
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