Author: Brandy Scott
Publication Date: 29 January 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
We seem to have a lot of fabulous debut authors of late and here’s another one. Not Bad People is the debut novel of Brandy Scott, exploring old friendships and the power of secrets.
It’s New Year’s Eve. Three thirty-something women – Aimee, Melinda and Lou – best friends for decades, let off sky lanterns filled with resolutions: for meaning, for freedom, for money. As the glowing paper bags float away, there’s a bright flare in the distance. It could be a sign of luck – or the start of a complete nightmare that will upend their friendships, families and careers.
The day after their ceremony, the newspapers report a small plane crash – two victims pulled from the wreckage, one a young boy. Were they responsible? Aimee thinks they are, Melinda won’t accept it, and Lou has problems of her own. It’s a toxic recipe for guilt trips, shame, obsession, blackmail and power games.
They’re not bad people. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
I look forward to picking this up sometime real soon. In the meantime, thanks to Harper Collins 10 of our Beauty and Lace Club members will be reading Not Bad People and you can read what they thought in the comments below. Please be aware there may be spoilers.
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