When She Was Bad: A Novel, Paperback Book

When She Was Bad: A Novel Paperback

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Two hot young lovers who also happen to be cold-blooded killers ...Lily deVries suffers from DID, a psychiatric condition known as dissociative identity disorder.

Triggered by a devastating childhood truama, her mind has fragmented into different personalities known as 'alters'.

There's the gentle, child-like Lily; the sexually insatiable Lilah; and Lilith - the violent psychopath.

Now Lily has found herself in the Reed Chase mental institution, where they're hoping to find a cure.

But there's another patient undergoing treatment at the Institute.

Fellow DID sufferer Ulysses Maxwell faces life imprisonment following the rape, torture and murder of more than a dozen women.

When Lilith and Max - Maxwell's psychopathic alter - meet one another, the reaction is dynamite. And when the unthinkable happens and they escape from the Institute, it's up to ex-FBI Agent Pender to track down a terrifying pair of killers who win hearts as easily as they slit throats.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781847390400



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A return for Dr Irene Cogan and ex FBI agent E.L Pender. This tale picks up some years after the events in "The Girls He Adored" and tells the story of Lily deVries one of Cogan's patients suffering from dissociative identify disorder and what happens after she meets the pyshopathic Ulysses Maxwell at a treatment centre. I actually enjoyed this more than the The girls he adored - the writing is sharp and the charcaters well written including Lissy and Lily and their alter egos. All too often a crime tale will use an illness such as DID as a useful foil at the end of a story. Here it is the story and one that is all the better for it. An great read.

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