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Stay Mad, Sweetheart

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"On point topical and beautifully written" - Jo Spain, international bestselling author of The Confession

Data scientist Laura prefers the company of her books to the real world - let alone that cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyberbullying, she makes it her all-engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits.
Petite corporate financier Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm: she's leading the acquisition of Edinburgh's most exciting start-up. If only she could get its brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.
Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-up's annual conference after her colleague Emily fails to return to work. She's determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn't playing ball.
As the women's paths intertwine, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily's tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of all those who've wronged them.
But with emotions running high, will the punishments fit the crimes?
A pacy suspense fiction novel with its feet firmly in the #MeToo era. 9 to 5 meets Suits with a dash of Black Mirror.

"A topical, engaging thriller." - Booklife Prize


"With Stay Mad, Sweetheart, Heleen Kist takes the psychological thriller out of the domestic setting and into the workplace. With its on-the-money themes of technology, the darker side of the social media and the #MeToo movement, Kist has crafted a superb and thought-provoking page-turner."
- Alison Belsham, internationally bestselling author of The Tattoo Thief and Her Last Breath

"An intelligent and topical read. A book that - while you're hungrily turning the pages - also makes you think. Makes you angry. Highly recommended."
- Louise Beech, bestselling author of Call Me Star Girl and The Lion Tamer who Lost.

"WOW! The author has created an emotive, insightful, empowering and suspenseful novel capturing the #MeToo moment while injecting justice to deliver a most satisfying conclusion. Hell yeah! A must read! Nailed it!"
- Noelle Holten, author of the DC Maggie Jamieson series.

"This incredibly important book will make you think about everyday sexism, what consent looks like and cancelling your social media!"
- Madeleine Black, author of Unbroken.

"Twisting and thrilling, topical, nuanced and insightful - and so beautifully written. It's a bold, relatable, REAL, lyrical, standout read and it's going to knock everyone's socks off."
- Rob Parker, author of The Ben Bracken Thrillers.

"A topical, twisted tale of revenge with a cast of kick-ass female characters - something a bit different and just what I needed - recommended!" - SJI Holliday, author of The Lingering and Violet.

"Stay Mad, Sweetheart is a timely and relevant novel for the Me Too era, with brilliantly-drawn characters and a twisting plot." - Mason Cross, author of the Carter Blake Series.

"This is one book that engaged and enraged me. A contemporary feminist novel that packs an almighty punch."
- Chapter In My Life crime fiction blog

"A delicious, addictive read."
- Lost in the Land of Books Blog

"It's a fresh and enthralling story that really hits home. An outstanding read."
- By the Letter Book Reviews

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"On point topical and beautifully written." - Jo Spain

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Used availability for Heleen Kist's Stay Mad, Sweetheart

Hardback Editions

February 2020 : UK Hardback

Title: Stay Mad, Sweetheart
Author(s): Heleen Kist
ISBN: 1-913331-35-0 / 978-1-913331-35-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dog Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Stay Mad, Sweetheart
Author(s): Heleen Kist
ISBN: 1-913331-19-9 / 978-1-913331-19-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Dog Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Stay Mad, Sweetheart: A fresh, topical and enthralling page turner of a book
Author(s): Heleen Kist
Publisher: Red Dog Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU