Not Bad People

Not Bad People

A clever, compelling debut novel with a unique premise of what happens when three best friends engage in what seems to be a harmless act, but instead results in tragedy, leading the women to confront buried resentments, shattering secrets, dark lies, and the moral consequences that could alter their lives forever.

Three friends, thirty years of shared secrets, one impulsive gesture…and a terrible accident. 

It’s New Year’s Eve, in a small town in the rich wine country outside Sydney. Thirty-something Aimee, Melinda, and Lou are best friends reveling in the end-of-year celebrations. And what better way to look ahead to the coming year than to let off Chinese lanterns filled with resolutions: for meaning, for freedom, for money? The fact that it’s illegal to use these lanterns is far in the back of their minds. After the glowing paper bags float away and are lost to sight in the night sky, there’s a bright flare in the distance. It could be a sign of luck—or the start of a complete nightmare that will upend the women’s friendships, families, and careers.

Aimee is convinced their little ceremony caused a major accident. The next day, the newspapers report a small plane crashed, and two victims—one a young boy—were pulled from the wreckage. Were they responsible? Aimee thinks they are, Melinda won't accept it, and Lou has problems of her own. It's a toxic recipe for guilt trips, shame, obsession, blackmail and power games.
They’re not bad people. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

Title:Not Bad People
ISBN:9780062854131
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    A story of those small, seemingly harmless decisions and how they can snowball into tragedy. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ In Australian wine country, just outside Sydney, three life-long best friends, Lou, Melind...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comBrandy Scott is a radio presenter and a journalist, who has embarked upon a new career as a novelist, releasing her debut contemporary fiction piece, Not Bad Peop...

  • Mandy White

    Not Bad People by Brandy Scott is a slow burn of a book but one that is definitely worth sticking with. It is a long book but you need to keep going until the end. There are so many themes running thr...

  • Sherri Thacker

    This book started off slow for me and I found myself easily confused with all the different going back and forth between all the different people. I skimmed through several chapters so for that reason...

  • Beth

    I LOVED this book. There's nothing better than reading a story and starting to feel as though you actually KNOW the characters, finding yourself saying, "Girl, I understand how you feel." This book ta...

  • Sabrina Moutarde

    A stunning debut novel from local Dubai based author @heybrandyscott. In my opinion, it was a little slow to start however suddenly the storyline ups tempo and builds into a fast paced read that you s...

  • Stephen

    Wow! I would call this a domestic, psychological suspense novel. It has an exceptional premise and is a thoroughly absorbing read. This is a debut?!On New Year's Eve in a small town outside of Sydney ...

  • Courtney

    This is one of those books which you wish would never end, while at the same time racing to get to the finish, to find out how it all works out. I found myself longing to get back to the characters ev...

  • Jennifer

    I enjoyed this story and the different perspectives it offered of the aftermath of a plane accident in a small country town. Scott's story revolves around three normally flawed women, their friendship...

  • Tiffany

    I was borrowing a copy but it was so good I went and bought my own - and a copy to give to my sister. Yes, it’s that good....