rita brassington



I started writing when I was about eight, on my Mum's typewriter at the kitchen table. It was mainly dreams I'd had or little stories, but I mostly loved the sound the keys made.

Now I use an Apple Mac Book Pro, but with no less enthusiasm.

The Good Kind of Bad is my first novel, a psychological thriller with a cover designed by Jamie Keenan (www.keenandesign.com).


Secrets don't stay secret for long...

She spent her whole life being the perfect daughter, the perfect girlfriend, and was all ready to become the perfect wife.

But after ditching her fiancé at the altar and escaping to Chicago, she marries smouldering stranger Joe Petrozzi three weeks after meeting him in a bar. At least this time, there’s no chance of cold feet.

Married life starts out great: there’s the new job, a gorgeous, enigmatic husband and money's not an issue. 

So what if she’s kept a few secrets from Joe – like where all her money came from. Joe’s been keeping secrets from her, too. 

But his might just get her killed.

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Praise for The Good Kind of Bad

'Top-notch domestic thriller' **** - HEAT Magazine

'...had me clinging on by my fingernails' - Claire Loves to Read

'...couldn't put it down' - Portobello Book Blog

'...will have you hooked right until the last page' - Whispering Stories

'The true definition of a page turner.' - Louise Beech

'...a fast paced, roller-coaster of a story.' - Chat About Books

'...a fiesty read.' - Postcard Reviews

'I didn't like this book, I LOVED it.' Celeste Loves Books

'...completely unique.' - Han's Book Reviews

'Intruiging, fast-paced, shocking and full of suspense. This story packs a punch...and then some.' - The Book Shelf Blog