Even the most straight-arrow, law-abiding woman among us sometimes dreams of being bad. And while you might not be planning to knock over a convenience store anytime soon, these five books will let you live out your boldest fantasies in the safety of your living room.
For Fans of: Megan Miranda and Imposters
Description: Stay-at-home mom Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. Until she meets Kate Randolph at her son’s tony private school. But as the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart. Because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunik. And she’s a murderer.
You’ll Love When: The bitchy PTA moms get shut down in the best way.
For Fans of: Tami Hoag and Law & Order
Description: When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: attorney Brynn Holloran needs to run for her life.
You’ll Love When: Brynn hatches the perfect plan to ditch her security.
For Fans of: THE NEST and Grey Gardens
Description: Two sisters, one the golden child, the other always the second-best. When perfect Gloria inherits the family home that her sister has always loved more, the envy may drive bitter Betty all the way to madness.
You’ll Love When: The crazy older sister gets what's coming to her.
For Fans of: BITCH PLANET and Ocean’s 8
Description: Gangster’s moll Carole, jazz singer Taffy, and mambo queen Ana have twelve hours to get out of Cuba with six million dollars on the night of New Year’s Eve 1958 in this gorgeous, colorful graphic novel.
You’ll Love When: They almost don’t make it to the getaway car.
For Fans of: Chelsea Handler and Girls
Description: Journalist Mandy Stadtmiller came to Manhattan ready to conquer the city, but underneath the glitz and glamour of her new life, there is a darker side threatening to surface. She goes through countless failed high-profile, too many nights she can't remember, and the blind spots start to add up. She begins to realize that falling in love won't fix her—she needs to fix herself first.
You’ll Love When: Mandy finally meets her Mr. Right.