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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mad by Chloe Esposito, read by Emily Atack. 

Seven days of sun, sin, secrets - and seven days to steal her sister's life....

Beth has always been the golden girl, leaving her identical twin, Alvie, in her shadow. She has everything Alvie ever wanted - the money, the hot husband, the cute baby, the fast car. So when she invites Alvie for seven sun-drenched days at her luxury villa in Sicily, Alvie accepts. Just because Alvie can't stand Beth doesn't mean she can't enjoy a slice of her decadent lifestyle.

But her usually goody-two-shoes twin has a hidden agenda. And when the sisters swap identities for a day, it ends badly for Beth. Very badly.

It's Alvie's chance to steal the life that she deserves.

If she can get away with it.

©2017 Chloé Esposito (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"A summer read to make you hotter than the weather outside... you'd be mad not to find room for this in your case." (The Sun)

"Sizzlingly glamorous." (The Guardian)

"A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder." (Stylist)

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  • Kate Francis-Hughes
  • 08-20-17

I'll be a lost Audible soul until Bad is released!

Would you listen to Mad again? Why?

I absolutely would. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not sure what I would call this genre, I was looking for a holiday read but this book has become a firm favourite. It demonstrated every persons inner psychopath...perhaps not on the same scale as Alvi!! I honestly could visualise every minute of this book, and would love for it to become a film.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I adored Alvina, her ability to slip in and out of the portrayal of her sister would incredible. It was great to see these psychotic attributes in a leading female - Alvi having played a particularly MAD and BAD character - a character that in my choice of books is usually played by a man.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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  • horaceisboris
  • 06-03-18

One of the best books I've ever encountered

A delightful novel; endless plot and twists, and laced with black comedy. Thoroughly enjoyable; a very talented narrator as well. I can't wait for the next two installments to come out!

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  • Carla
  • 08-17-18

Good story but bad ending

The ending was abrupt...not the best... I'd strongly recommend not buying this as its a complete waste!

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  • alison johns
  • 07-31-18

Quite good for a holiday read

Heard the author talking about this on the radio last week so thought I would give it a go. I think I was expecting something completely different!
It's quite funny in parts but in a completely predictable way, even the gory bits are comical. No surprises, no sub- plot, none of the characters are alive long enough for them to become of any interest, full of anomalies and incongruities.
However........ fun for a summer holiday read.
I won't be rushing out to get the sequel or to see the film!

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  • Suswati
  • 11-07-17

Awful, I wanted to tear my hair out

I think I may be too sane or too old to have read this book. It definitely did not appeal to me. Most of the time you wish for the antagonist to meet a horrible accident or to be killed in a brutal fashion. But mostly the author's over emphasis on inner monologue becomes grating to the point it gives you a headache.

The story is over the top involving murder plots, psychopaths, sex and the mafia and completely implausible. And it all surrounds a psychopathic twin called Alvina. It's like reading a long drawn episode of Sunset Beach - beyond ridiculous and just irritating to the extreme. I persevered until the end but suffice to say I won't be reading this author's books again.

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