Bella Mackie

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How to Kill Your Family

book | Fiction | Jul 2021
UK → HarperCollins
  • 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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Katie McGowan manages the translation rights for How to Kill Your Family

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Reviews

A funny, compulsive read about family dysfuction and the media’s obsession with murder.

Sunday Times Style

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.

The Sunday Telegraph

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

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

The Observer

You’ll be gripped… Grace’s emotional detachment throughout will give you chills.

Rated 5 stars by Cosmopolitan

Bella Mackie’s debut novel is by turns pitch-dark and laugh-out-loud funny, with an outrageous final twist.

The Daily Mail

Original, funny, unique and such a refreshing read.

Prima

Addictive… one of the most intriguing and bewitching protagonists I've read in years

Emma Gannon

Witty, waspish satire of a murderer with no regrets.

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