Bad Things by Nancy Bush #bookreview #thriller

Title: Bad Things

Author: Nancy Bush

Publisher:  Zebra Books

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

Page Count:  361

My rating: 2 stars

About the book:

Some mistakes you have to live with . . .
One victim succumbs to an overdose. Another is brutally bludgeoned to death. Each, in turn, will pay. Because you never forget the friends you make in high school—or the enemies . . .

And others . . .
In the wake of her stepbrother Nick’s death, Kerry Monaghan is visiting Edwards Bay. Kerry has just returned to the small town overlooking an arm of Puget Sound that she left before high school, though not before falling hard and fast for Cole Sheffield, now with the local PD. But Nick’s death may be more than an accident. And soon there are others—all former teenage friends, linked by a dark obsession.
You will die for . . .
With Cole’s help, Kerry sets out to learn the truth about what happened to Nick. But within Edwards Bay is a shocking legacy built on envy and lust—and a secret that has unleashed a killer’s unstoppable fury . . .

Bad Things was not the first book that I’d read from Nancy Bush so I was quite surprised that I didn’t really enjoy this thriller at all. The story in this one is set in Edwards Bay, Washington near the Puget Sound and is told from multiple points of view.

When Kerry Monaghan’s stepbrother, Nick, dies she decides to return to her hometown of Edwards Bay that she left after high school. Nick’s death brings Kerry back into contact with Cole Sheffield who Kerry had once fallen for with Cole now working with the Edwards Bay police department. When the first death is followed by another Kerry and Cole’s old group of friends from high school find themselves facing a murderer.

With a rating of two stars it’s pretty obvious that this was one that I didn’t really enjoy reading but I did trudge through the entire story to finish. I often find myself reading books with multiple points of view and sometimes, this being one of those, it just doesn’t work for me. I found that this one was just too scattered for my taste and harder to follow along and actually get to know anyone or care what was happening. Personally I found this one needed some more editing to cut it down as it was a lengthy one too that probably would have benefitted with cutting out some of the jumping around.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

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About the author:

Nancy Bush is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 30 novels, including The Killing Game, Nowhere to Run, I’ll Find You and Hush. She is the co-author of the Colony series, written with her sister, bestselling author Lisa Jackson, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Lisa Jackson and Rosalind Noonan. A former writer for ABC’s daytime drama “All My Children,” Nancy now lives with her family and pug dog, The Binkster, in the Pacific Northwest. Please visit her online at

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