Author(s): Martha O'Connor
A provocative tale of three girls whose friendship has deadly consequences.
THE BITCH GODDESS NOTEBOOK is an x-rated, anti-chick lit novel - commercial, intelligent, tender and shocking. Terrific suspense maintained right until its heart-stopping, heart-breaking climax. Reminiscent of AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE BITCH GODDESS NOTEBOOK shows a fascinating dark underside to American life. Will capitalise on the continued popularity of cult films such as HEATHERS and THE RING. 'Astonishing and truly remarkable ... tough, subtle, tense, authentic and very beautiful. If this isn't really Alice Sebold, Donna Tartt or Barbara Vine writing under a pseudonym, then Martha O'Connor is a huge new talent who is already about as good as it gets." Lee Child "Don't disbelieve the hype... The Bitch Goddess Notebook is as good a debut as it's cracked up to be. It's edgy, smart and sexy, like its heroines...' Tatler
"Don't disbelieve the hype... The Bitch Goddess Notebook is as good a debut as it's cracked up to be. It's edgy, smart and sexy, like its heroines... What could have been just another coming-of-age story is redeemed by strong narrative voices, pungent writing and a splendid Grand Guignol finale." TATLER, June 05 "[A] crackling story" RED, June 05 "There's a buzz about this book that tells us it's going to be huge this summer... it's more bitch lit than chick lit. Reminiscent of cult movie 'Heathers', it revels in the seedy underbelly of American life, and features the kind of female angst Alice 'Lovely Bones' Sebold would be proud of... The girls share a dark secret. Believe us when we say you won't be able to rest until you find out what it is." GLAMOUR, June 05 "An angsty, serious novel of lost dreams and sexual damage" MARIE CLAIRE, June "And now for something completely different... If you're tired of fluffy chick lit and fancy a trip to the dark side, the debut novel from poet Martha O'Connor is a bloody (very bloody, in fact) good place to start. If you loved Heathers and The Craft, this is for you -- it's dark, compelling and not for the faint-hearted." HEAT, 21 May "Dark and compelling..." NORTHERN ECHO, 28 June "You'll absolutely love this dark, yet provocative page-turner." OK! HOT STARS, 7 June
Martha O'Connor is a published poet.