Born Bad

Born Bad

by Josephine Cox


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“Cox’s talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell.”

Daily Mail (London)


One of Great Britain’s most adored writers, #1 international bestseller Josephine Cox returns to our shores with Born Bad—a poignant and unforgettable story of hard life, lost love, and enduring hope that readers of Rosamund Pilcher, Barbara Delinsky, and Amanda Stevens will eagerly take into their hearts. The author of The Beachcomber, Songbird, and Journey’s End, Josephine Cox is ready to take America by storm with Born Bad—her most bittersweetly romantic masterwork to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061718977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Josephine Cox lives in Bedfordshire, England, and is the number one bestselling author of nearly three dozen novels.

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Born Bad 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DubaiReader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review for the abridged audiobook.I listened to this as an abridged audiobook and felt that even that was too long. The plot seemed to proceed at a rather tedious pace, leaving me disinterested in the characters or their fates.We meet Harry Blake as he bids farewell to his beloved wife at her death bed. Her dying wish was that Harry should take their young son, Tom, back to Harry's childhood home and his aunt Kathleen, who had raised him after the death of his own parents.But Kathleen is not the only reason that Harry is drawn back to Fisher's Hill. He has never forgotten his first love, Judy, whom he had abandoned when he discovered that she had lied to him.Will he find Judy? Will he be able to forgive her for her lies? Will we learn the reason why she had lied?The story unravels in rather predictable fashion. There was one unexpected turn towards the end but I found that rather more unbelievable than the conclusion that we were being drawn to.If this had been in book form it would probably have stayed on my shelf but, being an audiobook, it got an airing as I never have enough in-car listening. Sadly, I can only say that I found it a bit boring - I don't think I'm a great fan of Ms Cox.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What he did was terrible and he paid for that when the put the needle in his arm i feel like the auther should have explained more of what brought jason to the point of his crime see you in heaven brother
Guest More than 1 year ago
my teacher moved while going out with him (the boy who was shot) and didn't hear from him until it was on the news :( she told us the story in class and then...uhh i forgot i have short-term-memory-loss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have read many books (helter skelter,etc)but i am not able to compare how great this book is . it the kind of books that you do not want to put down.i read the entire book in a week. now this book is going to help me to write a term paper for a crime class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I knew this guy, this killer. I also knew the story because I know the people involved. I had to put it down several times because it was so horrifying to read (the diaries). Knowing the back story, I was impressed at how they put it together. Yes, he had a bad childhood. The point of telling this is to point out that had someone taken a chance on him and cared, he might not have done what he did. But what he did was horrible, and how they got to him is interesting. The book is not just about the killer, but how they stopped him, and what they stopped. It is chilling to think what he could and would have done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
regarding how Jason Massey became such a monster. Yes there was brief mention of sexual abuse (but that doesn't mean a person will turn into a killer) and yes his mother was a lazy slob -- again not a reason to decapitate a young girl. It might have been a better book had the author taken a more indepth look into Jason's pathetic life.