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Pub Date 9 May 2024 | Archive Date Not set

Description

'Bad Apple is a must read for lovers of thrillers!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What would you do if you found out the man you loved was rotten to the core?

Prepare to be hooked by Alice Hunter’s addictive new novel – so shocking it should come with a warning…

Trusted officer. Family man. Monster.

Becky Lawson’s life has been shattered.

When she discovered her husband, John – a trusted policeman – was a monster, she reported him. But her faith in the system was crushed when it didn't lead to any charges or consequences.

Now, John lives freely with a new girlfriend and her young daughter, while Becky battles guilt over missing the obvious signs.

Determined for justice, Becky hunts him down. But John wants her silenced – at any cost. Becky knows only one of them can survive, and she’ll do anything to make sure it’s her.

Becky must tread carefully though, because John isn’t the only bad apple lurking in the shadows…

A gripping psychological suspense about betrayal, courage, and the darkness that can hide behind a seemingly trustworthy façade. Perfect for fans of K.L. Slater, B.A. Paris and the Netflix hit TV series You.

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READERS ARE GRIPPED BY BAD APPLE!

‘I buzzed through this book in one sitting!’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An addictive read, filled with suspense and clever twists right to the unexpected ending.' Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I flew through this…a five-star read.’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book was extremely captivating…so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat!’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The book explores themes such as trust and deception with everything else in between…I found myself eagerly flicking the page to see what would happen next!’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was one of my favourite thriller books I have read…absolutely fantastic!’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant, twisty police procedural story.’ Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Bad Apple is a must read for lovers of thrillers!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What would you do if you found out the man you loved was rotten to the core?

Prepare to be hooked...


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Bad Apple by Alice Hunter

Becky Lawson’s life has been shattered.

When she discovered her husband, John – a trusted policeman – was a monster, she reported him. But her faith in the system was crushed when it didn't lead to any charges or consequences.

Now, John lives freely with a new girlfriend and her young daughter, while Becky battles guilt over missing the obvious signs.

Determined for justice, Becky hunts him down. But John wants her silenced – at any cost. Becky knows only one of them can survive, and she’ll do anything to make sure it’s her.

Becky must tread carefully though, because John isn’t the only bad apple lurking in the shadows…

What a story , it had me from the first page. Also believable from what we have heard and read about in true life . The repercussions of finding out your loved one has abused their power of trust in a profession that should have it in bucket loads must be devastating , maybe even more so when it is your profession also.

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I loved this book overall, as always with Alice Hunter's book I am kept on edge and I could feel goosebumps!

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A good tense and at times shocking read that had me on the edge of my seat throughout the story
Great writing and sadly believable plot that made for a top notch thriller
Always enjoy this authors books

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Loved this book! I’ve read all of Alice Hunter’s books and have enjoyed every single one. It sucked me right in from the beginning and kept me wanting more and more. I throughly enjoyed Bad Apple

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Having read all of Alice Hunter's previous books, I thought I knew what to expect from Bad Apple. I was wrong. The other main characters normally had one safe place but for Becky, there was nowhere she could go to be safe. She's constantly on edge and I felt that through the writing. There were times when I had to stop reading because my blood pressure couldn't take the tension! I felt everything Becky was feeling.

When reading this, the case of David Carrick and his victims was at the back of my mind. The term 'bad apple' doesn't come close to the horror of his crimes. I think Alice Hunter has reflected this well in her story. All too often, claims are dismissed. Becky's dogged determination in the pursuit of justice is portrayed incredibly well.

A strong, thematic and tense read.

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This is centred on police procedures that are twisted and very often biased towards men. It does have a great premise running throughout as to who do you trust with anything that matters, especially when it is your life. Rebecca (Beca) discovers that her husband John is corrupt and is an opportunist rapist. They et divorced but she loses her job in the police whilst he gets promoted. The whole story is based upon her trying to uncover this corruption and to protect John's latest girlfriend from him and his illegal activities. The theme of police corruption and abusive behaviour runs throughout the story. Becca has anxiety attacks that appear to have started when she discovered John's rape attacks.
A good read with an unexpected ending

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Loved this one! Becky Lawson’s life has been shattered.
When she discovered her husband, John – a trusted policeman – was a monster, she reported him. But her faith in the system was crushed when it didn't lead to any charges or consequences.
Now, John lives freely with a new girlfriend and her young daughter, while Becky battles guilt over missing the obvious signs.
Determined for justice, Becky hunts him down. But John wants her silenced – at any cost. Becky knows only one of them can survive, and she’ll do anything to make sure it’s her.
Becky must tread carefully though, because John isn’t the only bad apple lurking in the shadows… mystery and intrigue...themes running throughout this book, written by a talented and gifted author...this is a book that reads like true life...enjoy...The book was sent to me by Netgalley for review.

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"Bad Apple" spins a riveting tale that keeps readers hooked from start to finish. Becky, married to Detective John, knows his facade as a respected officer and family man hides a dark truth—he's a predator who preys on women. Despite Becky's efforts to expose him, his influential connections shield him from justice. Determined to bring him down, Becky embarks on a dangerous mission, knowing only one of them will survive.

Alice Hunter masterfully portrays Becky as a complex protagonist, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. The narrative keeps readers guessing, unsure of whom to trust as paranoia and distrust grip the story. Through skillful storytelling, Hunter unveils John's heinous crimes gradually, alternating between past and present.

The seamless pacing and clear chapter markers make for an effortless read, propelling readers through the intricate plot filled with suspense and mystery. "Bad Apple" sheds light on the disturbing reality of corrupt authority figures exploiting their power, a theme all too familiar in today's news.

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This is a nail biting read which keeps you hooked from the very first page. There are twists and turns and false pathways all through this book and I loved it although some of the characters were loathsome and evil lurked where it wasn’t really expected or wanted. Ten out of ten.

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Bad Apple by A. Hunter, published by Avon Books UK, is a fast paced, complex page turner that had me breathlessly craving more.
Becky is an ex-cop who lost everything. Her job, her home, her marriage, and she's driven by revenge. She wants to bring her ex John to justice.
Literally unputdownable, a read in one sitting book that had me guessing til the last page.
Blurb:
How can you live with yourself when you find out the man you love is rotten? Trusted officer. Family man. Monster. Becky's life has been shattered. When she discovered her husband, John – a policeman she once trusted – was a monster, she reported him. But it didn't lead to any charges. Now, John lives freely with a new girlfriend and her daughter – while Becky battles guilt for missing the obvious signs. Determined for justice, Becky confronts John. But he targets her. He wants her silenced – and at any cost. And now, survival is the only option because he’s not the only bad apple lurking in the shadows… A gripping psychological suspense about betrayal, courage, and the darkness that can hide behind a seemingly trustworthy façade.

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A brilliant, twisty police procedural story. I really like Becky our main protagonist who is smart, strong and hell bent on bringing justice. Highly recommended xx

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I absolutely loved this book I loved the authors other books so when I seen this I was so excited to read it. Wow it did not disappoint I was gripped from start to finish the writing style just flowed throughout. It was very fast paced with many twists and turns I did not know how it was going to end. I loved the character Becky and was rooting for her throughout. This was one of my favourite thriller books I have read absolutely fantastic which I highly recommend. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for my advanced copy.

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Thank you to Netgallery and the publisher for this ARC. The publication date is the 9th May. The book was extremely captivating with its many twists and turned that kept me on the edge of my seat!

The book explores themes such as trust and deception with everything else in between! The book was very fast-paced I found myself eagerly flicking the page to see what would happen next!

Overall, I throughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one! 😊

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Another great read from this author. Becky discovers she is married to a monster who is a police officer and the crimes he has committed are truly horrendous. Who should she trust? At times its difficult to tell.
If i had read this a few years ago i might have felt the storyline was over the top, possibly. Sadly in this day and age it didn't feel like that at all.
My thanks to netgalley and the publisher.
I flew through this huge five star read.

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I buzzed through this book in one sitting! Becky is a great character, who fights for justice for herself and other women. This is such an addictive read, filled with suspense and clever twists right to the unexpected ending. It's a must read for lovers of thrillers and I really hope there will be a follow up to Becky's story. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.

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