Bad Fruit: The unforgettable, gripping and highly acclaimed new crime thriller debut novel from a hot literary fiction voice of 2023

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Bad Fruit: The unforgettable, gripping and highly acclaimed new crime thriller debut novel from a hot literary fiction voice of 2023

Bad Fruit: The unforgettable, gripping and highly acclaimed new crime thriller debut novel from a hot literary fiction voice of 2023

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Highly emotive, sometimes shocking, sometimes uplifting and with a steady and sinister sense of tension that just won’t quit. In her debut novel, King brilliantly portrays generational abuse and trauma passed down from parent to child and a resulting, conscious fight to break free from the toxic cycle.

But, after I finished, I read the author was not only Asian, but a corporate lawyer involved in anti-human trafficking and child abuse. Bad Fruit was narrated from Lily’s perspective who lives under the scrutiny of her volatile Singaporean mother, May.A graduate of Faber Academy’s “Writing A Novel” course, she came third in the Aurora Prize for Short Fiction 2019 and won the Blue Pencil Agency Pitch Prize 2019. She is represented by Hellie Ogden at Janklow and Nesbitt, and BAD FRUIT will be published by HarperFiction on 18th August 2022. A masterful exploration of mothers and daughters, inherited trauma and the race to break its devastating cycle, Bad Fruit will leave readers breathlessly questioning their own notions of femininity, race and redemption. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

With Lily and her mama so vividly painted from the start, Bad Fruit quickly grips you, unfolding a complex family dynamic and a girl starting to question what she thought she knew. Known as the "king of fruits" and cultivated and enjoyed worldwide, mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, folate and fiber.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Astra Publishing House for the much appreciated arc which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly. She is now fighting for her sense of self and independence, but realizes this will need to progress much faster than she anticipated and will need to figure out who is truly there to help her. Bad Fruit is a dark thriller about a family hiding what is rotten within, set in the leafy streets of Greenwich. This is a literary novel exploring the nuanced, complex relationships between a family riddled with generational abuse. However, I luckily saw this on EW and jumped on the chance to plead my case (begged really) for an advanced copy.

Such an impressively written psychological and literary plot to me— the twisted element in its conflicts were so darkly addictive that I think this would be the most damaged group of characters could ever existed in a plot. It's a fantastic book, but please do be warned - there are triggers to abuse which would be upsetting to some readers. Nhưng cách viết của Ella King không quá tốt, thay đổi diễn biến tệ, có quá nhiều phân đoạn dài dòng mà mình thấy chẳng liên quan và kéo dài mọi thứ. Layered and hard to put down, Bad Fruit explores trauma and family through a thriller lens that asks who might snap first. Each family member is heartbreakingly damaged in their own way, and they all have such incredibly unhealthy symbiotic relationships.Overall, this is an incredibly well written novel that has you full of questions from the start and you do get answers.

It's a slow-moving story, but the character dynamics are really good, especially the mother-daughter relationship between Lily and Mama. I was completely absorbed in the story, although I did keep on having to put it down because it was heartbreaking in parts.Bad Fruit cuts away the skin of a family as if a daughter could be a knife slicing through lies, pain, and fear. I wish to express my gratitude to Astra Publishing House via Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this debut novel. Lily is now wondering what is true and what is false and whether or not her mother has ever been honest with her. There is such intensity to the writing, as Ella King explores this part of their lives, and it really pulled me into the story, keeping me hooked right the way through. i’m not going to lie and say i flew through this book, because in all honesty i had to take days off of reading before picking it back up.



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