‘I’m not safe – you have to help me…’
Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.
As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.
Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn’t quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?
Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth?
An utterly unputdownable and darkly compelling read that will have fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister, and Gone Girl absolutely hooked.
What everyone's saying about Bad Little Girl:
‘Easily one of the best thrillers I have ever read. There were so many shocking twists and turns that I just couldn't put this book down. I definitely recommend this book to any and every thriller lover. Definitely looking forward to more thrillers by Frances Vick!’ 5* Beauty and Books
‘Ohhhhh my, my, my!!! To say this book is addictive would be a massive understatement, I could not stop reading until the very last page!!! The twist and turns had their own twist and turns! As nervous as I was to turn to the next page I pushed through the anxiety to find out what exactly was going on! ... Must read!!’ 5* Steph and Chris Book Review
‘This book was nothing short of brilliant. I read it in a couple of hours. Full of tension and in places terror. An absolute cracker of a book.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Wow. This book. So good ... The lead up to the ending is edge of your seat thrills. I never saw the ending coming. Awesome book for a read that will keep you reading until the last page.’ 5* Goodreads Reviewer
‘WOW. This one was yet another one I can add to my list of thrillers that I love ... The plot is rich, the suspense is fantastic, and the ending left me extremely satisfied. Well done on this book, Frances Vick. I will certainly be looking for more of your novels in the future!’ Pretty Little Book Reviews
‘Sensational ending was one I never saw coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘You never know who to believe or what is going to happen next, and you can feel something for each of the characters. This book took me by surprise, completely. I like mysteries, but it is rare that I find one that is impossible to figure out. This book deals with many different themes, including loneliness, abuse, neglect, love and friendship and handles each of them with dignity ... I couldn't put it down.’ 5* Readful Things Book Reviews
‘Bad Little Girl has literally left me speechless...... dark ... twisted ... terrifying.’ Humble Tart Kitchen
‘WOW!!! ... it was brilliant! Excellent writing, true psychological thriller that had me tearing through the pages. This book was a page turner!!! ... Kudos to the author, well done! I will be looking for all of your future books!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Without a doubt a page turner of a read ... gripping ... would certainly recommend it.’ By the Letter Book Reviews
‘If you like psychological thrillers, you MUST read this one.’ Strong Book Reviews