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C.J. Skuse



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15 January 2024
Series: Sweetpea series
‘This isn’t a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted … think Bridget Jones meets American Psycho’ – Red

The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.

By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man on the checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…

Readers are LOVING Sweetpea

‘Visceral, chilling and absolutely downright thrilling: I wish I had read it sooner!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘Wickedly funny’ NetGalley reviewer

‘Brilliantly dark and twisted’ NetGalley reviewer

‘This is one of the best books I have ever read’ NetGalley reviewer

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9780008620080
ISBN 10:   0008620083
Series:   Sweetpea series
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CJ Skuse is the author of the novels Pretty Bad Things, Rockaholic, Dead Romantic, Monster and The Deviants. She was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare. She has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and, aside from writing novels, works as a freelance fiction consult and lectures at Bath Spa University.

Reviews for Sweetpea

Praise for C.J. Skuse ‘This darkly comic novel…has the potential to become a cult classic.’ Daily Mail ‘Filthy and funny… a compulsive read’ Sunday Times ‘This isn’t a book for the squeamish or the faint-hearted … think Bridget Jones meets American Psycho’ Red ‘Dark, depraved and devilishly delicious. A full throttle savage and satirical thriller’ John Marrs, author of The One ‘Hilarious, refreshing, dark and memorable. It doesn’t disappoint, I loved it’ Phoebe Morgan ‘You MUST read this book especially if you like your (anti) heroes dirty-mouthed, deadly and dark, dark dark. ADORED IT' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle ‘Pitch dark, laugh-out-loud hilarious – the Sweetpea series is pure genius escapism’ Susi Holliday ‘Fascinating, intriguing and twist after twist in the tale’ Suzy K Quinn ‘Dark and wickedly funny, and as dry and acerbic as Fleabag, it’s hard not to love Rhiannon Lewis’ Claire Allan ‘Sweetpea hits all the right buttons. A dark, twisted read about a female serial killer with dollops of humour, sarcasm and a lightweight approach…keeping you gripped and on the hook, both smiling and squirming.’ Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading ‘Witty, vulgar, sweary, darkly funny, but enthralling – a must-read for thriller fans’ My Weekly ‘This book is OUTRAGEOUS’ Compulsive Readers ‘This anti-hero is psychotic without doubt, sexually voracious and incredibly funny’ Shots magazine

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