Alvie Knightly worked hard for her money. Some might disagree - but it isn't easy to cheat your way to a fortune. So when she wakes up one morning to discover that every penny has disappeared - and that her hot new boyfriend, Nino, has disappeared with it - she's furious. Tracking Nino to Rome, Alvie's determined to do whatever it takes to get her money back... and take sweet revenge on Nino in the process. But can she win back her perfect life before her crimes catch up with her?



ISBN: 9781405928823
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 6 Aug 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 2.3(W)
Weight (gm): 266



Revenge will be sweet - and in this case, extremely funny * New Magazine *
Packed with glamour, murder, sex and oodles of humour - an ideal beach read * The Herald *
This fast-paced novel is a deadly game of cat and mouse . . . Multi-faceted, funny Alvie comes in hot, bringing with her a whole new level of hot, wicked, crazy awesome . . . Readers will fly through this book, and anxiously await the conclusion to the trilogy * Booklist, Starred Review *
Praise for Mad * - *
The must-have beach read this summer * Telegraph *
Sizzlingly glamorous * Guardian *
A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder . . . Sex and the City dialled up several notches * Stylist *
A summer read to make you hotter than the weather outside . . . you'd be mad not to find room for this in your case * Sun *
Gone Girl plus . . . Esposito has added a dollop of Bridget Jones to the mix * Telegraph *
The white-hot debut * Glamour *
So begins this caper that has Alvina up to her neck in designer labels, hot sex and trouble . . . outrageous * Daily Mail *
I just read Mad in one go. I bloody LOVED it. Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun -- Bryony Gordon * bestselling author of Mad Girl *
Allergic to chick lit? Meet Alvie Knightly . . . Insane as its title promises * Mail on Sunday *
Raunchy, fun * Guardian *
Trust us when we say that you won't ever have encountered a character quite like Alvie Knightly . . . A brilliantly bonkers read * Heat *
Like The Devil Wears Prada - fast-paced, but funnier and more readable * Independent, 10 Best Debut Novels by Women Authors *
If you loved [Paula Hawkins'] Into the Water, try Mad * Red *
She's an evil hot mess is what she is, and I kinda like it! -- Sarah Knight * bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k *
Pure, unadulterated entertainment. There is nothing Chloe Esposito's Alvie won't do. Strap in for a fun, fast and fresh read -- Ali Land * Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me *
Chloe Esposito introduces a compelling and uncensored antiheroine * US Weekly *
Using Sicily as a backdrop with its gorgeous architecture, villas and sexy men, Esposito pens an unforgettable summer debut headed by a no-holds-barred protagonist * Library Journal *
Deliciously over-the-top, with a protagonist you'll never forget * Bookpage *
Chloe [has] a fantastic natural vibrancy and humour in her work -- Richard Skinner, Director of Fiction at the Faber Academy


Author Biography

Chloe Esposito is from Cheltenham and now lives in London. She has a BA and MA in English from Oxford University, where her dissertation focused on 19th-century feminist writers. She has been a senior management consultant, an English teacher at two of the UK's top private schools and a fashion stylist at Conde Nast. She is a graduate of the Faber Academy and is now writing full-time.
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