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Bad Fruit

By Ella King

EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS SECRETS . . .

‘Unforgettable’ RED – ‘Memorable’ OBSERVER – ‘A family overflowing with secrets’ LOUISE HARE – ‘Impossible to put down’ CHRIS WHITAKER – ‘Searing’ ELLE – ‘A chilling literary thriller’ GRAZIA

From hot new talent, Ella King, comes an unforgettable story about a family gone bad . . .
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LILY IS A GOOD DAUGHTER

Every evening she pours Mama a glass of perfectly spoilt orange juice. She arranges the teddy bears on Mama’s quilt, she puts on her matching pink clothes. Anything to help put out the fire of Mama’s rage.

MAMA IS A GOOD LIAR

But Mama is becoming unpredictable, dangerous. And as she starts to unravel, so do the memories that Lily has kept locked away for so long.
She only wanted to be good, to help piece Mama back together. But as home truths creep out of the shadows, Lily must recast everything: what if her house isn’t a home – but a prison? What if Mama isn’t a protector – but a monster . . .

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‘Disturbing, poignant and memorable all at once – an exploration of a very dark relationship between a daughter and her mother’ OBSERVER

‘A riveting novel exploring how family ties can both make us and break us’ RED

‘Beautiful, disturbing, impossible to put down. Bad Fruit heralds a seriously impressive new talent in Ella King’ CHRIS WHITAKER

‘Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships . . . a writer to watch’ HARPER’S BAZAAR