Title: Bad Mommy
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Release Date: December 24, 2016
Almost every day is a very bad day when you’re thirty, your tits are starting to sag, there are lines creeping in around your eyes, and you realize that no one would like you if they actually knew who you really were. Fig Coxbury is fed up with her life: her cheating ex-husband, the excess fat around her waist, and most of all, her loneliness.
When Fig chances upon Jolene Avery, the embodiment of everything she’s ever wanted to be, Fig befriends her out of curiosity.
Fig soon begins to emulate all aspects of Jolene’s life, because when you find someone who knows exactly who they are, you can’t help but want to be just like them.
Or in Fig’s case… become them.
Oh Tarryn. Bad Mommy is the third novel I’ve read by you, and now I have to confess. You did it. You made me be obsessed with you. It’s your fault. You wrote these dark magical words and then I innocently followed you on Instagram. And you’re so pretty, and your hair is so shiny, and how can I resist your outfits or decorating? It’s impossible! Also, I may need to start copying those cool white boxes on your photos. I know how much Fig loves them. I already bought that one leather backpack you linked (I’ve received lots of compliments, thanks) and ok fine I even bought that damn weighted hula-hoop (not that I’ve used it). Next up, I need to find that whale shower curtain and maybe the teal paint.
Is this stalkerish?! Am I obsessed? Maybe I need to make an appointment with Darius. I wonder how Darius would diagnose me? Perhaps he’d think I was just a little bit stalkerish but not full-blown crazy stalker? Or better yet, I’d have Jolene observe me, what would she think? What would Fig and her loony eyes see when they looked at me?
I’m going to put my obsession aside for a moment. Can we talk about this insanity I just read from you? First, I think you’re brilliant and maybe a little crazy. Second, I’m a little bit scared of you, but I’m more scared of your observers. Third, I’m in awe of you and your top knot and your words and your brain and your storytelling and, my god, I hope not a word of this story is true because … I keep picturing Misery and hearing the shower scene music from Psycho. Why are people so goddamn crazy? It’s a question I ask often.
I can’t say much else because I want your observers, I mean readers, to go into this book without knowing much about Fig or Jolene or Darius. They should just know that your twisted tale and creepy characters were exhilarating and made my cold black heart start and stop over and over. Bad Mommy is basically a fucking Christmas miracle that everyone needs to read. It’s like you gave me the best present ever so thank you for that. And even if I have to wait another year for a new masterpiece from you, I’ll do so patiently while I stalk your insta. Your words are worth the wait.
A crazy thing happened after I posted my review on Amazon. Tarryn Fisher actually read it! And it made her laugh! I about fell over! My fangirl heart nearly burst! I’m glad you enjoyed my stalker love letter to you, Tarryn!
About the Author
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Tarryn Fisher is cooler than you, but not one to rub it in your face. She graduated first in her class at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is a lover of human nature, and a real life villain (House of Slytherin). Her heart is dark, but she loves you with it anyway. Currently she lives in Washington with her son and daughter, and just finished her ninth novel, Bad Mommy, which is now available.