The Bad Ones

The Bad Ones

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 22/02/2024
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The Bad Ones
Goddess, Goddess....
Melissa Albert is probably my favourite YA author writing right now, and this latest book is just another example of why. Beautifully written, with an e... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The Bad Ones
Goddess Goddess...
This book was a great step into the thriller genre for me, as I haven't read many thriller books at all. The supernatural elements were written extremely w... READ MORE


House of Hollow meets A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Bad Ones is a page-turning supernatural thriller about four mysterious disappearances in a town haunted by a sinister magical history - and one girl searching for the truth.

A game gone wrong. A missing friend. A town of buried secrets.

'Goddess, Goddess, count to five. In the morning, who's alive?'

One town. One night. Four people gone.

Nora's best friend, Becca, is one of the lost. As Nora tries to piece together the truth, she uncovers dark events in her high school's history and a string of coded messages Becca has left for her. These clues point to another missing girl thirty years previously and a sinister urban legend: a goddess figure, who played an eerie role in Nora and Becca's own childhood games.

As Nora struggles to unravel the mystery, it's clear there are dark forces at work in her town - and they're willing to stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried deep.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241662038
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Bad Ones
The Bad Ones was deliciously wicked from start to finish. The way Melissa writes is sorcery to me.
Our story begins one cold and dark winters night, transporting the reader through a judging lens that takes us from a sleepover to a car drenched in darkne... READ MORE
Rebecca Barrett
The Bad Ones
A curled snarl of a book
The Bad Ones was a curled snarl of a book, soaked with rage and consumed with vengeance. It was a stunning, shiver-inducing supernatural mystery. Albert... READ MORE
Emily (ashortbooklover)