Posted 25 June, 10on:
by Rebecca James
I love a book that keeps me guessing and surprises me. Beautiful Malice does just that. It is a story about secrets. Everyone has them, but some are better than others. Rebecca James does a fabulous job of revealing bits and pieces of the secrets at just the right pace to keep the reader begging for more.
If you plan to read this book, do not read too many reviews or excerpts. You will spoil the surprises. I hate when reviews basically summarize the whole plot. I don’t want to know what happens until I read the book. I am so glad I read this book as part of an early reviewers program so there really were not any reviews to ruin it for me.
If you enjoy books that delve into psychological twists of the mind, you will enjoy this one. The characters are not deranged, merely damaged by their pasts. Like real life, no one is innocent. With the exception of a couple minor characters, no one is evil either. (I suspect their back story might redeem those minor characters too, but that would be whole other book.) Life is not black and white. I enjoy books that do not oversimplify characters into good versus evil.