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How to Kill your Family

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2023 Pageturner Book of the Year

I have killed several people (some brutally, others calmly) and yet I currently languish in jail for a murder I did not commit.

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.

A wickedly dark romp about class, family, love... and murder.

HarperCollins Publishers
Publishing date
RRP (paperback)
14 April 2022
£9.99 Waterstones
There are times you want to hurry the story along - I felt it dragged on a bit. But there is a twist at the end that I did not forsee and that in itself deserves a few points. Would I recommend the book - probably not. 6/10 Theona

Grace's millionaire biological father has always refused to acknowledge her. His final rejection of her dying mother sets Grace on a path to plan and execute the murders of 6 of his family...but then Grace is imprisoned for a murder she didnt commit. Grace shares a cell with Kelly and writes her sarcastic, cold blooded with a touch of dark humour story.
Mainly a page turner, but some chapters are a bit long. 2 twists at the end, 1 a bit predictable and 1 not 8/10 Annette

Grace's mother died when she was young and her estranged millionaire father did not step up to parent her. This is where she plots to murder him and his family. Being raised by a single parent gave her all the hate and fury needed to execute this plan. She is an unlikable character killing other unlikeable characters (except Andrew). The story lost steam half way, but the plot twist at the end was worth sticking with it. The moral of this story is 'Don't count your chickens before they hatch'. Jo 6/10

8/10 Laura
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