Good Me Bad Me

Good Me  Bad Me

"Milly's mother is a serial killer.

Author: Ali Land

Publisher:

ISBN: 1250220963

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 292

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"Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. Her foster sister, Phoebe, starts to bully her. A teacher betrays her trust. And her new best friend tempts her into behaving badly. They have no idea who they are dealing with. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter"--
Categories: Bildungsromans

Good Me Bad Me

Good Me Bad Me

'Great choice, they'll be hard to beat, that's for sure. Janet just reminded me that the Muse gallery on Portobello Road has a fantastic exhibition of charcoal sketches on at the moment. It's a shame it's the last night, I think you'd ...

Author: Ali Land

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405923934

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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FOR ANYONE WHO IS YET TO DISCOVER THE MUST-READ PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER. The SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and the unputdownable RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK that will chill you to the bone . . . AWARDED HEAT'S UNMISSABLE, BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'It's rare to come across a book you can't stop thinking about, talking about and pushing it into the hands of everyone you know.' Heat One of THE TELEGRAPH'S CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR ___________ When Annie hands her mother over to the police she hopes for a new start in life - but can we ever escape our past? 'NEW NAME. NEW FAMILY. SHINY. NEW. ME.' Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. With a new foster family and a new name - Milly - she hopes for a fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But as her mother's trial looms, the secrets of Milly's past won't let her sleep . . . Because Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water... ___________ 'The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive' Cosmopolitan 'Original and compelling - a sensational debut' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go 'Utterly compelling, extraordinary, breath-taking' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 'An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense' Matt Haig 'Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue' Sunday Express 'A strong contender for debut of the year' Irish Times
Categories: Fiction

Good Me Bad Me

Good Me Bad Me

How far does the apple really fall from the tree when the daughter of a serial killer is placed with a new, normal foster family? Room meets Dexter in Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me, a dark, voice-driven psychological suspense.

Author: Ali Land

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250207517

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 712

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW''S EDITORS'' CHOICE HOW FAR DOES THE APPLE REALLY FALL FROM THE TREE? Good Me Bad Me is dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land: Could not be more unputdownable if it was slathered with superglue." - Sunday Express Milly''s mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother''s trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new life, she has to decide: Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother''s daughter."Unnerving? Land is a mental health nurse who has worked with traumatized children, and her portrait of Milly has a powerful sense of authenticity." - New York Times Book Review "A terrific voyage into the teenage psyche? Land has written an intense, insightful first novel; its believable characters caught up in realistic situations will make the reader think more deeply about teenage mental health. Fans of Jay Asher''s Thirteen Reasons Why will enjoy this book immensely." - Library Journal, starred review"A deliberate pace and a skillfully woven plot conspire to create a visceral read that''s at once a gripping psychological thriller and a devastating exploration of the damage wrought by childhood trauma." - Publishers Weekly, starred review"Fall''s most delicious thriller? A gripping psychological suspense that will captivate your imagination from the first page to the last." - Redbook "The fifteen-year-old narrator of Ali Land''s Good Me Bad Me has a lot in common with Lisbeth Salander? This remarkable debut? will grip you to the very end. Good Me Bad Me is a strong, assured, very special psychological thriller." - Open Letters Monthly " Good Me, Bad Me hooked me from the start. The writing is clear and direct, but also has a quiet sort of elegance to it,and an almost musical lilt? Keeps up a delightfully tense atmosphere that had me turning the pages until the early hours of the morning? I was enthralled with the suspense and intrigue, and think fans of famed author Gillian Flynn''s Sharp Objects might find their next favorite read in this exciting debut." - BookBrowse "Part of the fun of reading a book like Ali Land''s Good Me Bad Me is the anticipation of what''s to come? Fortunately, Land delivers on all accounts? Land expertly captures the angst and trauma of teenage adolescence through Milly''s compelling narrative voice. The result is a starkly realized and haunting thriller." - BookPage "A sense of creeping dread drives the narrative, and that most fascinating of crime-novel subjects, the female serial killer, casts a formidable shadow? Readers will be more than happy to go along for the ride and may be surprised how they feel about the conclusion, proving the unmistakable spell that Land has cast. Sly, unsettling, and impossible to put down." - Kirkus "Land coolly ratchets up tension and takes the reader into a damaged mind, exploring the question of nature versus nurture, and the possibility of redemption. Good Me Bad Me is a heartbreaking, breathtaking chill of a book." - Shelf Awareness "The kind of unreliable narrator who has fascinated readers of The Girl on the Train and other such novels? .A gripping tale in the cutting voice of a teen antiheroine." - Booklist "An intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written." - Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes "Original and compelling - what a sensational debut!" - Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go "A gripping, psychological rollercoaster, Good Me Bad Me is an unputdownable read that will leave readers wondering just how much control they have over their own fate." - Buzzfeed"Who''s going to be the next Gillian Flynn or Paula Hawkins or Ruth Ware? Ali Land, that''s who? .Reader, I was enthralled." - CriminalElement.com"Engrossing thriller." - Today.com" Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you''ll be thinking about it a long time after you''ve turned the final page." - Rowan Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Book "Unbelievably good, utterly gripping." - Jill Mansell, internationally bestselling author of Rumor Has It "Good Me Bad Me is utterly compelling. Ali Land writes with such clarity, and such imagination, you will fall into her world on the very first page and find yourself unable to leave. An extraordinary and breath-taking debut." - Joanna Cannon, bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep " Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful." - Helen Callaghan, internationally bestselling author of Dear Amy "Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer''s daughter and then wouldn''t let go. Is there hope for this teenager''s new life outside of her mother''s horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl''s soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away." - Julia Heaberlin, internationally bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans "An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages." - Matt Haig, author of The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive "Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page." - Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You "Milly''s voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know." - Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing "The new Girl on The Train, which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive." - Cosmopolitan UK"A gripping tale about a teenage girl waiting to give evidence at her serial-killer mother''s trial. Unsettling and unforgettable." - Heat "Incredible, very special." - Radio 4''s Open Book "Uncomfortable, shocking, and totally compelling, put this to the top of your to-read pile." - Sun "Unsettling. Holds our attention from the opening page. There is so much to praise here." - Guardian "
Categories: Fiction

The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry

The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry

Good - Me , Bad - Me , and Not - Me Now here I have set up three aspects of interpersonal coopera- tion which are necessary for the infant's survival , and which dictate learning . That is , these aspects of interpersonal cooperation ...

Author: Harry Stack Sullivan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415264774

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

View: 766

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1955 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Categories: Social Science

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

mother who is warm and nurturing gives her child a feeling of acceptance so that he experiences the self as the " good me . " A tense , rejecting mother gives her child a feeling of being a " bad me . " When there are few affectionate ...

Author: Janet L. Davies

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0867204427

Category: Medical

Page: 772

View: 836

Categories: Medical

Still Practicing

Still Practicing

“Good-me” is the beginning personification which organizes experience in which satisfactions have been enhanced by ... He called good-me, bad-me, and not-me three personifications and stated, “The essential desirability of being good-me ...

Author: Sandra Buechler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136975271

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 260

"Still practicing" has several meanings. Still practicing suggests that the balance of heartaches and joys must not deter us from pursuing a clinical practice. At the same time, still practicing suggests that for the clinician "practice" never "makes perfect." We continue to refine our clinical instruments over our entire working lives. Framed by her previous work on the concept of emotional balance, Sandra Buechler investigates how vicissitudes in a clinical career can have a profound and lasting impact on the clinician's emotional balance, and considers how the clinician's resilience is maintained in the face of the personal fallout of a lifetime of clinical practice. At each juncture, from training to early phases of clinical experience, through mid and late career, she asks, what can help us maintain a vital interest in our work? How do we not burn out? Aimed at the nexus of the personal and theoretical, Still Practicing concentrates on the sadness, feelings of shame, and satisfactions inherent in practice, and encourages newcomers and veterans alike to make career choices mindful of their potential long-term impact on their feelings about being therapists. It poses a question vital to the life of the clinician: How can we strike a balance between the work's inevitable pain and its potential joy?
Categories: Psychology

Vital Lies Simple Truths

Vital Lies  Simple Truths

The good-me emerges as the sense of self we garner from all those times we have felt happy at being a "good" little ... "Bad-me," on the other hand, entails experiences in which varying degrees of disapproval have generated like levels ...

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684831077

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

View: 104

A penetrating analysis of the dark corners of human deception, enlivened by intriguing case histories and experiments.
Categories: Psychology

On Understanding Emotion

On Understanding Emotion

The good me encompasses those things about the self that the subject takes pride in, cherishes, and values highly. The "bad me" is the "beginning personification which organizes experiences in which increasing degrees of anxiety are ...

Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830195

Category: Psychology

Page: 319

View: 719

Emotions--fleeting, insubstantial, changeable, and ambiguous--seem to defy study and analysis. Nothing is more complex, mysterious, and subject to conflicting theories and interpretations than human emotion. Yet the central importance of emotion in human affairs is undeniable. Emotions affect all levels of life--personal, organizational, political, cultural, economic, and religious. Emotions give meaning to life. Emotional disturbances can destroy that meaning. How should emotions be studied? How can an understanding of the inner feelings of individuals illuminate important social interactions and human developments? In his book, Norman Denzin presents a systematic, in-depth analysis of emotion that combines new theoretical advances with practical applications. Based on an intensive, critical examination of classical and modern theoretical research--and on revealing personal interviews in which ordinary people express their emotional lives--he builds a new framework for understanding ordinary emotions and emotional disturbances. Denzin analyzes how people experience joy and pain, love and hate, anger and despair, friendship and alienation--and examines the personal, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human emotion to provide new perspectives for understanding human experience and social interactions. He offers new insights on the role of emotions in family violence and recommends ways of helping people escape from recurring patterns of violence. And in criticizing current conceptions of emotionally disturbed people, he reveals the nature of their inner lives and the ways they perceive and relate to others. In sum, this book presents new insights on human relationships and human experience. It is now available in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the author. Norman K. Denzin is professor of sociology, cinema studies, and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. He is the author of several books, including The Alcoholic Society, Children and Their Caretakers, Hollywood Shot by Shot, Sociological Methods and The Values of Social Science, all available from Transaction.
Categories: Psychology

On Understanding Emotion

On Understanding Emotion

The bad me describes those features of the self that cause the subject guilt and anxiety. The mothering one may be replaced ... The good me, bad me, and not-me are embedded in the social relationships that make up the subject's world.

Author: Melvin J. Lasky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351501750

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

View: 832

Emotions--fleeting, insubstantial, changeable, and ambiguous--seem to defy study and analysis. Nothing is more complex, mysterious, and subject to conflicting theories and interpretations than human emotion. Yet the central importance of emotion in human affairs is undeniable. Emotions affect all levels of life--personal, organizational, political, cultural, economic, and religious. Emotions give meaning to life. Emotional disturbances can destroy that meaning. How should emotions be studied? How can an understanding of the inner feelings of individuals illuminate important social interactions and human developments? In his book, Norman Denzin presents a systematic, in-depth analysis of emotion that combines new theoretical advances with practical applications. Based on an intensive, critical examination of classical and modern theoretical research--and on revealing personal interviews in which ordinary people express their emotional lives--he builds a new framework for understanding ordinary emotions and emotional disturbances. Denzin analyzes how people experience joy and pain, love and hate, anger and despair, friendship and alienation--and examines the personal, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of human emotion to provide new perspectives for understanding human experience and social interactions. He offers new insights on the role of emotions in family violence and recommends ways of helping people escape from recurring patterns of violence. And in criticizing current conceptions of emotionally disturbed people, he reveals the nature of their inner lives and the ways they perceive and relate to others. In sum, this book presents new insights on human relationships and human experience. It is now available in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the author.
Categories: Psychology

Consciousness the Brain States of Awareness and Alternate Realities

Consciousness  the Brain  States of Awareness  and Alternate Realities

Bad - Me . Not - Me T hree aspects of interpersonal cooperation are necessary for the infant's survival , and dictate learning . ... Now , at this time , the beginning personifications of me are good - me , bad - me , and not - me .

Author: Daniel Goleman

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0891976485

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 504

Categories: Psychology