ANNIE WARD has a BA in English Literature from UCLA and a MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Her first short screenplay, Strange Habit, starring Adam Scott was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award winner at the Aspen Film Festival. She has received a Fulbright Scholarship and An Escape to Create Artists residency. She lives in Kansas with her family.
Beautiful Bad is beautifully written, beautifully twisty - and beautifully twisted. A dark thriller with real psychological depth - JP Delaney, internationally bestselling author of The Girl Before As imaginatively constructed as it is compelling. Filled with unexpected twists, Beautiful Bad is a riveting read - Sarah Pekkanen, internationally bestselling author of The Wife Between Us Ward writes with the same compelling energy as you get in a blockbuster Netflix series. The original storyline and the expertly drawn minor characters will leave you suspecting everyone - and trusting no one - Daily Mail Readers need to be off-the-charts clever to figure out who's going to kill whom in this disturbing first novel - Toronto Star As touching and thought-provoking as it is terrifying, Beautiful Bad will leave readers spellbound. A buzzworthy read! - Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl You won't be able to tear yourself away from the page. With fascinating characters that chill and horrify, the ending will leave you staggered - Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish Utterly gripping and thrillingly original - I loved the unique settings. Cannot recommend this book highly enough - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend A slow-burning, intense and dramatic story about damaged characters - Sunday Mirror