My rating: 4 of 5 stars
5 Spectacular Stars for the audiobook version! The narrator, Imogen Church was absolutely brilliant! The story itself – 4 stars!
Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Norma, Lindsay & Kaceey
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land is a disturbing, chilling, and a suspenseful psychological thriller novel with an intriguing and unsettling storyline that is a slightly different take on the life of a serial killer because she is a female.
Norma was listening to this one and while we were discussing this book it left the rest of us slightly confused with her take on it and we had to stop and ask Norma if she was listening to the same book as we were reading. That was quite the conversation as it had us all rolling on the floor laughing. Listening to this versus reading really seemed to give Norma a different experience than the rest of us who were reading it.
Ali Land delivers a twisted and uniquely written read here which brilliantly delves into our main character’s mind as we really got into Milly’s internal struggles that she had with the good me and bad me persona and the voice she hears of her mother in her head. We could really feel her struggling not to give in to the darker side as the voice of her mother in her head pushes her to that darker side. Asking ourselves the question, is she good or is she bad?
While Norma was listening to this story and was lost in the unstable mind of Milly and her thoughts the rest of us were overwhelmed with the constant bullying from the mean girls which left us feeling exhausted and really sad at how mean they really were. There is a lot going on within this story and many topics touched on here that for us overshadowed the creepiness and distracted us from the struggles going on in Milly’s mind. For the Twisted Sister Norma it was a very different experience as she really got into the minds of the characters as the narrator of the audiobook was absolutely brilliant and really showed how creepy and disturbing these characters really were.
Towards the end of the book Norma and Kaceey were feeling a sense of creepy dread leaving Kaceey feeling like she didn’t want to finish and Norma a sense of foreboding that didn’t sit well and was scared to finish. For Lindsay and Brenda they were unable to feel any creepiness or dread as they were so overwhelmed by the mean girls and everything this story touched on which was pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. All of this not helping with Kaceey’s unsettling sense of dread. Some of it felt out of place or just didn’t fit well into the story.
For our Twisted Sister, Norma this book definitely worked for her and she was satisfied with the ending but for the rest of us not so much. The ending left us underwhelmed and unsatisfied. We all still highly recommend this book and feel listening to this one would be the better choice as we did feel like we were missing out on an experience that Norma had that we didn’t.