Pretty Evil by Zoe Rosi [REVIEW]

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You’ve done a bad thing. She has you in her sights. Now you’re going to pay. Meet Camilla Black: an affluent, respected, influential fashion...

You’ve done a bad thing. She has you in her sights. Now you’re going to pay.

Meet Camilla Black: an affluent, respected, influential fashion magazine editor, who lives it up in her beautiful Mayfair apartment. But Camilla’s glamorous life is a lie. Behind her poised exterior beats the cold dark heart of a vigilante killer, a murderer hell-bent on wreaking vengeance upon bad men.

Camilla expects to get away with murder. She’s careful. And anyway, it’s worth the risk. She’s making the world a better place with each predator she kills. But when one of her victims’ bodies is unexpectedly found, his gruesome death is splashed all over the papers.

To make matters worse, she’s now being pursued by Detective Wheelan, a new addition to the Met with laser-sharp focus and a worrying habit of solving impossible crimes…

She knows she should stop, but she can’t. Some men just deserve to die. Will Camilla’s insatiable appetite for justice be her downfall, or can she outsmart the police?

Revised edition: Previously published as Predator, this edition of Pretty Evil includes editorial revisions.

$3.99 at Time of Posting
Psychological Thriller | Reviews
Published: January 17, 2023
Published by: Thomas & Mercer
Length: 248 Pages
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Pretty Evil - A TBR Addictions Review
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I really, really enjoyed this book! I found it dark and disturbing, yes, but also well written and suspenseful, with an ending that was extremely satisfying. And Camilla Black was a strong, but completely relatable heroine. I couldn't put it down!!!

I've read a number of reviews that compare this book to the TV show Dexter, some even going so far as to say it's a knockoff of the show. I couldn't disagree more strongly. The character Dexter was a born psychopath with his urges to kill already baked in. His adoptive father, who was a cop, recognized those urges, understood that Dexter was going to kill anyway and directed them toward individuals that were bad people who "deserved to die."

On the other hand, Camilla Black was horrifically abused by her father, in addition to being traumatized by various other twisted men she came in contact with during the time before she became Camilla Black, and her urges to kill pedophiles, abusers and rapists are in response to the abuse she suffered at the hands of those men. She is full of a white-hot burning rage that's become an obsession, which has driven her to become a highly respected, successful and wealthy woman . . . The epitome of beauty, good taste and upper-class aloofness. What a wonderful disguise for a vengeful vigilante - No one would suspect a woman with Camilla's delicate refinement of being involved in murder . . . She might break a nail!

Pretty Evil is an extraordinarily entertaining book, but it's also a book full of pain and redemption and, of course, revenge. I can honestly say that this is one hell of a story, and I'm giving Pretty Evil an enthusiastic 5+ TBR Star Review! 

[NOTE: I received this book as an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours.]


Zoe Rosi writes psychological thrillers, published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing.​

She has a background in journalism and copywriting and worked as a reporter for both local and national papers, before moving into the fashion industry. It was while working as a copywriter for a luxury brand that Zoe had the idea for her first thriller, Pretty Evil, which she describes as, "The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho."

Pretty Evil has been optioned for TV.

Zoe's thriller Someone's Watching Me was published by Thomas & Mercer in September 2022.​

Zoe is represented by The Good Literary Agency for books and Curtis Brown for film and TV.

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  1. Great review! This sounds like a really compelling and very well written book! So happy you liked it!

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    1. Thank you, Giselle - I really enjoyed the book!!!

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