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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shea Gilkerson

 

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn was a fast paced read, full of twists and turns. It is book 1 in the Born Bad series, and leaves me excited to read book 2. It is in a format that switches between Poppy as a child, living with her father Steven Pratt and Poppy as an adult, a doctor in the chiropractic field. This format allows the element of surprise at several points throughout the book. As a child, Poppy and her father were very close, and he fostered a love of fairies and building them homes, and had a series of relationships that ended abruptly. You can feel how much Poppy looks up to and adores Steven, and envision his wide shoulders and glittering eyes – you can almost hear his booming laugh and understand the depth of love this little girl had for her father. It also allows you a glimpse into the life she led both before and after she made a phone call that changed both of their lives forever.

As an adult, a chiropractor within a practice, you get a taste of being a woman in a male run business as well as meet one of Poppy’s only friends – her coworker, Monique. Monique adds a sense of humanity and warmth that you don’t find in most of the other characters of this book and makes you want to know her. Her love of bright colors and sense of camaraderie with Poppy put a smile on your face – and at the same time, you also get to see inside Poppy’s head while she is interacting with her fellow chiropractors, therapist, Monique and more. I love the first person, internal conversations she has with herself while mid conversation with others – it makes so many parts personally relatable, even if her thoughts are different than mine.

Poppy feels comfortable in her routine until a stranger, author and journalist Carson Price, shows up into her very private life, asking questions she isn’t comfortable answering beyond the information he has already dug up with his sources. There is a draw between the 2 of them that Poppy is unfamiliar with and cannot explain, but doesn’t want to run from. Carson drops a bomb very early on, making Poppy question his sanity – but it brings them closer, trying to solve the mystery he insists is happening and draws Poppy in further.

This book is very fast paced, and keeps you reading to find answers to the questions it keeps introducing, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the Born Bad series. Will Poppy be able to help Carson solve the mystery he brings? Will she figure out the truth about Molly? What connections will she make, what memories will she have that prove to be clues to their past?

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Autum Talamante

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like father like daughter?
This book definitely gives you a different point of view on the old saying an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
This thrilling book is beyond Captivating and is a beyond great read, I can not wait for book two! Review by Autum Talamante

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Angela Renee Diaz

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was literally captivating. A serial killer also known as a psychopath dad passed on to his daughter. It questions whether she grew up this way because what she witnessed or how she was raised. Or the combination of the two.

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Vanessa Watts

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a new author to me but after reading the description I was intrigued. I am glad to say that this book did not disappoint at all.
We start off following Poppy which was a little confusing since there were flashbacks to Poppy as a child and some of the atrocities she had to experience. From there it is easy to make assumptions about Poppy especially after being the one to turn her father in. As she goes through this rollercoaster of life, we discover that she is at war within herself for loving her father and yet being the one to turn him in after he killed Shawn. Enter Carson who is writing a book about her dad and has acquired a stalker, that unbeknownst to him has been around for a while. Yet he is not the only one in the stalker’s sight, Poppy is too, and it almost seems like a game of cat and mouse to figure out who this person is. Is it a victim’s family member that her father murdered? What happens when the game finally comes to a head? Who will come out on top? I cannot recommend this book enough, and will do so to every book club I am apart of and every avid reader I come across I just loved this book and am excited to read Ms. O’Flynn’s other books!

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Tia Martel

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deadly Words was a fantastic read!

Poppy Pratt is just a normal person, right? I mean, so what if she turned her dad in for killing her boyfriend? So what if the police think he’s murdered more people, specifically women? There’s no proof he committed those other crimes, and if you ask anyone, they’ll say that her dad was a great guy. One mistake. He made one mistake to protect his daughter.

Fast forward to Poppy as an adult. She’s moved from her hometown, where that terrible experience happened. Now she’s a doctor, she’s getting help, and she’s doing her best to move on. Until someone writing a book about her dad shows up in her driveway. He claims he’s being stalked and thinks it’s her father.

Soon Poppy finds that the way of life she’s created is falling to pieces. Growing up with a psychopath as a father, she recognizes that whoever is now stalking her, is also a psychopath. Now she’s got to find out who it is and how to stop him before it comes out that she knows more about her father’s crimes than she’s shared.

Meghan O’Flynn has weaved a tale of suspense and surprises for her readers that keeps them on the edge of their seats. This first book in the Born Bad series makes you wonder, do our parents actions have such a strong hold on us and what are the odds there are two psychopaths in the same car?

This is a must read and I can’t wait to start the next one in the series!

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Beverly Finnie

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was intrigued when I read the summary of Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn, that I knew I had to check it out. Well written with great character development, however I struggled to get through it. It definitely wasn’t for me, but I don’t want that to be a deterrent for someone else.
Meghan O’Flynn created an interesting world for main character Poppy. Poppy a genius in her own right turn her father in to the police for murder when she was a child. Now someone is stalking her and writer Carson Price with all things starting to point at a link to her past, specifically her father.
It is her father’s doing?
Is it a hallucination?
Is it Poppy herself?
Just because this book wasn’t for me, if you like a book where the main character has a mysterious past that is now coming back to haunt and take over her future. Check it out! It could end up being your new favorite book!

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Kerry Baker

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn is the first book in the Born Bad series. This is another fantastic and utterly gripping story by this author. I found myself to be completely on edge for most of this book, desperate to know what was going to happen. It is such a thrilling story.
I always love to dive head first into the books and written by this author because I know I will be taken on such a ride. I loved everything about this book from the characters to the overall story. The author has created a fast paced and brilliant book that has me desperate for the next.

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this gripping and addictive psychological crime thriller, which is a great start to a new series by the author. Told from the point of view of Poppy Pratt, the daughter of a psychopath we really get to understand this character and get into her mind, thanks to the wonderfully written descriptive narrative. Poppy’s father murdered her boyfriend Shawn in front of her when she was a teenager and it was Poppy who called the Sheriff and helped put him away for life. Eighteen years later and Poppy is a successful chiropractor who has done well for herself, living in suburban New Hampshire.

When a stranger who is writing a book about her father claims that her father is stalking him Poppy blows him off, after all he’s in prison. Then Poppy receives a package, a severed ear, and Poppy realises that someone, if not her father is also watching her. Soon her world which she built is falling apart and the secrets which Poppy has kept start to be discovered. Her stalker knows that Shawn was not her father’s only victim and has evidence to implicate Poppy in those crimes. Poppy’s lifelong fears that she is like her father start to come true, but will she end up with blood on her hands too.

I was hooked from page one and literally could not put this book down. The storyline was very dark and twisted with plenty of twists and turns in the plot that kept me guessing. I could feel the suspense and tension building with each chapter making this a real page turner. Poppy is a very complex character who the author managed to bring to life and make the reader feel empathy for. An enjoyable and engaging read which I definitely recommend and I look forward to the next book in the ‘Born Bad’ series.

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Deadly Words (Born Bad Book 1) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Paula R Sayers

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn is a thriller which is the first book in the Born Bad series. It is a page Turner. I could not put it down. Poppy is a teenager who witnesses her father murder her boyfriend and she turns him in. He is in prison for the murder. Someone is stalking Poppy and she does not know who it is. It could be someone who is working for her father or someone who wants revenge. The twists and turns were awesome!!

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Deadly Words: A Born Bad Novel (#1) by Meghan O’Flynn Review by Mandy Ott

Deadly Words (Born Bad, #1)Deadly Words by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first book in the Born Bad series, Deadly Words is a chilling, psychological, page-turner. I could not put this book down! The ending definitely left me wanting more and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series! Meghan O’Flynn has written an original, creative, realistic story that draws the reader in and doesn’t let go. I simultaneously wanted to be Poppy’s friend and turn her in to the authorities. This story includes elements of manipulation, murder, revenge, lies, and so much more. I recommend this book to anyone looking for edge-of-your-seat reading.

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