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How to Kill Your Family

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What to expect

THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘An antiheroine able to best villainous male protagonists such as Patrick Bateman any day’ OBSERVER

‘Chilling, but also laugh out loud funny. Another corker of a debut’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

‘Deliciously addictive…brilliantly executed’ i PAPER

Cosmopolitan and Grazia’s best books of 2021

· Kill my family
· Make a claim on their fortune
· Get away with the above
· Adopt a dog

Meet Grace Bernard.
Daughter, sister, colleague, friend, serial killer…
Grace has lost everything. And now she wants revenge.
How to Kill Your Family is a fierce and addictive novel about class, family, love… and murder.
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‘I’ve struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life… Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds’ JOJO MOYES

‘Funny and furious and strangely uplifting. Grace is a bitter and beguiling anti-hero with a keen eye for social analysis – even in her most grisly deeds, you never stop rooting for her’ PANDORA SYKES

‘Addictive… Grace Bernard is one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I’ve read in years’ EMMA GANNON

‘A funny, compulsive read about family dysfuction and the media’s obsession with murder’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

‘You’ll be gripped… Grace’s emotional detachment throughout will give you chills’ Rated 5 stars by COSMOPOLITAN
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‘Hilarious and dark’ ELLE

‘Ironic twists and caustic commentary on everything from liberal guilt to the consumerist con that is “selfcare” sharpen this debut novel’ OBSERVER

‘Brilliantly tongue-in-cheek stuff from the Vogue columnist’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘Witty, waspish satire of a murderer with no regrets’ GRAZIA

‘Original, funny, unique and such a refreshing read’ PRIMA

‘A deliciously dark debut novel’ RED

‘One very entertaining read’ WOMAN’S WAY

How To Kill Your Family was number 2 in the Sunday Times hardback chart on 27/07/2021

Critics Review

  • ‘Funny and furious and strangely uplifting. Grace is a bitter and beguiling anti-hero with a keen eye for social analysis – even in her most grisly deeds, you never stop rooting for her’ PANDORA SYKES

    ‘I’ve struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life… Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds’ JOJO MOYES

    ‘Addictive… Grace Bernard is one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I’ve read in years’ EMMA GANNON

    ‘A funny, compulsive read about family dysfuction and the media’s obsession with murder’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE

    ‘You’ll be gripped… Grace’s emotional detachment throughout will give you chills’ Rated 5 stars by COSMOPOLITAN
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Hilarious and dark’ ELLE

    ‘Ironic twists and caustic commentary on everything from liberal guilt to the consumerist con that is “selfcare” sharpen this debut novel’ OBSERVER

    ‘Brilliantly tongue-in-cheek stuff from the Vogue columnist’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

    ‘Original, funny, unique and such a refreshing read’ PRIMA

    ‘A deliciously dark debut novel’ RED

    ‘This smart revenge comedy is told through the eyes of the Villanelle-esque anti-hero Grace Bernard… Chilling, but also laugh out loud funny. Another corker of a debut’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

    ‘Deliciously addictive… brilliantly executed’ i PAPER

    ‘Witty, waspish satire of a murderer with no regrets’ GRAZIA

    ‘Darkly hilarious’ Irish Times Magazine

    ‘Deliciously dark and twisted’ You magazine, Mail on Sunday

    ‘Deliciously addictive… this is one very entertaining read’ PRESS ASSOCIATION

    ‘Hilariously clever… the author has redefined satire’ THE CANDID BOOK CLUB

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