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Author: Justine Eyre,Rebecca James
ISBN: 1400118158
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (July 20, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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e-Book Beautiful Malice: A Novel epub download

by Justine Eyre,Rebecca James

Beautiful Malice: A Novel. Rebecca James (Author), Justine Eyre (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher). The story moves between past and present seamlessly. Rebecca James tells an intriguing story of seduction and strength. I couldn't put it down.

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Rebecca James, a native of Australia, spent her twenties teaching English in Indonesia and Japan. Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four "AudioFile" Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents.

Rebecca James was born in Sydney and spent her twenties teaching English in Indonesia and Japan. She currently lives in Armidale, Australia, with her partner and their four sons. She is at work on her next novel, to be published by Bantam. Библиографические данные. Beautiful Malice: A Novel.

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Who is Katherine Patterson? It is a question she hopes no one can answer. To erase her past, Katherine has moved to a new city, enrolled in a new school, and even changed her name. She's done the next best thing to disappearing altogether. Now, wary and alone, she seeks nothing more than anonymity. What she finds instead is the last thing she expected: a friend.Even more unlikely, Katherine's new friend is the most popular and magnetic girl in school. Extroverted, gorgeous, flirtatious, and unpredictable, she is everything that Katherine is not and doesn't want to be: the center of attention. Yet Alice's enthusiasm is infectious, her candor sometimes unsettling, and Katherine, in spite of her guarded caution, finds herself drawn into Alice's private circle. But Alice has secrets, too—darker than anyone can begin to imagine. And when she lets her guard down at last, Katherine discovers the darkest of them all. For there will be no escaping the past for Katherine Patterson—only a descent into a trap far more sinister...and infinitely more seductive.
A massive disappointment.

The good stuff first so that you guys don't think I'm nasty giving it a poor rating because I was in some kind of bad mood. But honestly I couldn't see what the fuss was all about.

I guess it was a compelling read. Although I'm not quite sure why -- I can't say that I cared very much about the plot and, although I love psychological thrillers I couldn't say that there was any massive driving questions that had me chewing my nails. I read it in a couple of hours and there were some points in the book that I felt the tension that readers should feel but the feeling didn't last long, which was a major disappointment. This really could have been much better.

The character who had the most appeal to me was Robbie, a young man who has lost his mother and who finds no support or comfort from his emotionally wrecked father. One who is willing to succumb to the poison that is Alice so as to feel even an iota of happiness that she able to give him despite the destruction she brings to his heart and mind.

However, this is where I have to bridge the gap between praise and criticism. I relished the Alice parts because James showed elements of Alice's character, and the depth of her narcissism, with fairly subtle stuff like Alice not wanting to travel because no-one would know her abroad. However, James isn't satisfied until she has beaten that horse to a bloody pulp. James, you are wrtiing for a YA adult, but YAs are not morons. They know a narcissist when they see it even if they don't know the psychological term. The reader doesn't need a psychology master's student (Philippa) running around telling us that Alice has "issues." We understand how badly Alice's mother abandoning her must have screwed her up and that it's probably the reason behind her actions -- we don't need that vomit-inducing, sanctimonious paragraph that Katherine delivered at the end. We get that Alice is not 100% monster. We don't need Katherine laying out all of Alice's problems and giving us a mini-justification.

Even worse, we didn't see nearly enough of Alice's charm. Katherine kept telling us that she had it, but being hot/pretty and having charm and charisma are two different things. When Alice's sanity starts to slip, she doesn't seem charming - she just seems loud and obnoxious. Maybe that is the point, but the only scene (yes, one scene in the 300+ page novel) that I felt any sense of Alice's charismatic presence was in the "morning after" scene where she sobs all over Katherine with her full of bologna apologies.

James doesn't seem to know how to both show and tell about things in her writing. There needs to be a balance of writing what is happening (telling) and writing descriptions of actions that readers can infer meaning to (showing). Sadly, James never showed us anything, she only told us. Case in point: "I don't want to leave Mick." "Alice could be so charming sometimes." "I was Rachel's number one fan." We never really see any of Mick or Alice's more endearing qualities; Katherine just sort of tells us that they have them, and we're supposed to believe it without any real evidence.

Another thing that annoyed me is that I had no idea of time frame or setting. It's true that Beautiful Malice is non-linear, with HORRIBLE flash forwards to an adult Katherine but it spoiled the best twist of the novel, Katherine has a child. The book opens with Katherine and Alice's first real meeting and blabs through that for a while, then skips forward to Katherine and Robbie's first meeting, then skips forward again, with no indication of how long, to when Katherine and Robbie and Alice are all BFFs. That was just very confusing to me. I also didn't know where this was all taking place. The writer is Australian but I am not sure if that is the setting. The only description we get is they live in a city and that Katherine moved from the suburbs...but of where?? I can't stand not knowing the setting of a story. Just a pet peeve of mine.

The climax was poorly written. It was vague, confusing, and uninteresting. Why is it that James could write about rape (admittedly in a vague way), pregnancy, sociopathy, abduction, guilt, sex and nudity, but she couldn't write a good scene of violence? I'm not an overly gory person, but I felt that the ending was just such a cop-out. My blood was not pounding. My heart was not racing. More than anything I was scanning the pages thinking WTH is going on?

One more major point...I don't like how Katherine was made to feel as if it was her fault. I don't even like the thought being put into young girls heads that because Katherine had to do something to save herself that she feels at fault. No young woman should ever feel guilt is she is attacked. This is where I feel like the novel should not be labeled YA. Even though James tries to make it clear that Katherine isn't at fault, just the mere mention of it makes me sick. So IMHO this book should not be read by young readers. Not only is there the vague suggestion of blame if someone is attacked but there is bad language, sex, and drug use by minors. I wouldn't want my young daughter to read this book. So let this be a warning to parents who are deciding on whether to let thier teen read this book. I would say it is 18+, NOT FOR TEENAGERS.

There is probably more, but on the whole, Beautiful Malice was just a half-baked, inconsistent disappointmnent. There are no relationships, no tension and no real mystery. Next time no more of even the suggestion that if a girl is attacked it is her fault! Generous 2 stars.
I read this book almost in one sitting. Katherine is a good narrator, and an appealing individual. I liked her and wished her well from the beginning. The horror evolved slowly and kept me in suspense.

I liked the fact that three time periods were included in the narrative. And the Good Guys were clearly good - a satisfying book. Recommended.
This was a disturbing, chilling and haunting story. The story moves between past and present seamlessly. Rebecca James tells an intriguing story of seduction and strength. I couldn't put it down.
Beautiful Malice is a psychological thriller that is also about healing after a great tragedy. I was on the edge of my seat as the subtle red flags became known until the very end.
This is one of those books I can re-read -- I'm doing my review only now because I've just re-read it! As a reader who looks to learn from other authors, this is one story that taught me not only great lessons in writing technique, but also was a great read in weaving intense psych plotlines -- I couldn't put it down, I got lost in Katherine's world, as I did Alice, and the ending ultimately showed a character who had grown in ways that one only can when life springs from regret and tragedy.
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. It was well written with great characters and a realistic story.
I've already read her second one and can't wait for her third books.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this book. Brilliant.
Suspenseful from beginning to end! I was breathless reading this novel, but I simply couldn't put it down. Wonderful read.
A very well written, wonderful story. Easy to follow. A twist at the end that i honestly didn't see coming. Can't wait to read more from this author.