Book Reviews of Malice

Malice
Malice
Author: Danielle Steel
ISBN-13: 9780440223238
ISBN-10: 0440223237
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Grace Adams is a woman with a past full of deep, dark, hurtful secrets. A stunning beauty, daughter of an influential lawyer, she has spent the last years nursing her dying mother through her final battle with cancer. On the night of her mother's funeral, she is brutally raped by her father and, after years of such repeated abuse, she snaps and kills him.

Only 17 years old, she faces the death penalty in a town that is only too willing to believe in and continually perpetrate the supposedly perfect reputation of her father, even if it means prison for Grace. After her release two years later, she tries to pick up the pieces of her life. Eventually, she falls in love with and marries Charles Mackenzie, an up-and-coming politician and they start a family together.

During an important campaign, a tabloid releases the sordid story of Grace's past as well as several explicit photos of Grace taken while she was drugged. This leaves their family reeling; with Charles's campaign in shambles and Grace's life crumbling around her. I really enjoyed this book. It was a departure from Danielle Steel's other work and I give it an A+!
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Ms Steele never lets you down.
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"Revealing both the stark reality of domestic abuse and the healing power of love, Malice is more than superb fiction. It is a piece of life."--from the cover description

I wouldn't quite put it that way, but it was a gripping enough read.
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I first read this book when I was in high school and ended up finishing it over one weekend and continually checked it out. My absolute favorite!
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Great Danielle Steel book.
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Excellent as always, with drama and intrique. In this story a young womens mother dies of cancer and she is attacked shortly after and from there her life goes down hill...
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This was one of the best books she wrote. I couldn't put it down!
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Ms. Steel pulls the reader in to a spell-binding tale of incest, murder, prison and deception. She gives an especially chilling and graphic account of women's prison and the brutality that inmates bestow upon newcomers.
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Only veteran author Danielle Steel can make dysfunction this fashionable! In Malice, her 37th potboiler, the gloves come off. Life is no fairy tale for teenager Grace Adams. The preternaturally quiet and dowdy daughter of Watseka's favorite son, lawyer John Adams, and his lovely, cancer-stricken wife Ellen, Grace has an ugly little secret that she's kept for four years. When her father brutally rapes her following her mother's funeral, Grace kills him. Only 17 years old, she faces the death penalty in a town all too willing to perpetrate the fiction of John Adams, even when it means prison for Grace. Upon release two years later, Grace heads for Chicago where life starts looking up when she finds a job as a receptionist in a downtown modeling agency. Unfortunately, Grace encounters an unscrupulous photographer and a slimy parole officer. As soon as her parole is over, Grace escapes again, running to New York City to disappear among the hordes. Working as a secretary in a law firm, she's asked to work for a partner. After a rocky start, Charles Mackenzie and Grace establish a comfortable routine. But when Grace is brutally beaten by the husband of a woman in the crisis center where she volunteers, Charles is at her side constantly, arranging for the finest medical care and talking her out of her coma. Love blooms as Grace slowly recuperates. Finally whole again, inside and out, Grace and Charles marry and start a family. Life couldn't get much better as Charles enters politics and Grace tends to their growing family. But when tabloids release the story of Grace's sordid past and explicit photos of Grace taken while she was drugged, their family is left reeling, with Charles's campaign in shambles and Grace's life crumbling around her. Danielle Steel doesn't even pretend that Malice is a piece of romantic fiction, but loyal fans will happily make the transition as she charts a new course!
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Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to oversome a shattering betrayal and the cruelest kind of Malice.
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Danielle Steele at her best, if you like all that romance stuff (which I do!).
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One of Danielle Steel's best books.
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Sexual abuse in myriad forms imbues Steel's new novel with uncharacteristically dark tones. The narrative covers more than 20 painful years in the life of Grace Adams, an incest victim who, at age 17, shoots dead her abusive father. Sent to prison, Grace is rescued from a lesbian gang-rape by a pair of women who provide protection during her two-year sentence. Once released, she heads to Chicago, where she lands a job in a modeling agency, only to be sexually harassed by a series of men, including her parole officer, her boss and a wicked photographer. After her probation ends, Grace moves to New York; there, she works as secretary in a major law firm and volunteers in a shelter for abused women. Steel is careful not to let the nearly fatal beating that follows mar her heroine's good looks, or future. Grace emerges from a coma to find handsome Charles Mackenzie, her high-powered lawyer boss, at her bedside. A happy ending?which follows some satisfying vengeance on Grace's part?doesn't minimize the aura of victimization that surrounds this heroine. Only in a Danielle Steel novel would a 19-year-old ex-con show up at her first job interview in a "little Chanel knockoff" suit?but neither pseudo-high fashion nor the high-handed conclusion keep this yarn from being, ultimately, a big downer that earns its title in more ways than one.
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Danielle Steelehas done it again. Great book!
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Her 37th bestseller! Steel tells a compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.
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One of the best!
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Amazing book. I could not put it down. I felt so bad for Grace, she lived a hard life!!
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another great book...i enjoy all of her books.
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very good book i would recommend
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TYPICAL DANIELLE STEELE
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Kinda sappy but good reading...
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At seventeen, the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attached. It is not the first time, and a brutal crime ensues.
And to everyone's horror, Grace will not tell the truth. She is a young woman with secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal. She is also beautiful enough for men to want her no matter how much she does not want them.
From an Illinois women's prison to a Chicago modeling agency to a challenging career in New Youk, Grace must carry the past with her wherever she goes. And in healing her own pain, she reaches out to battered wowen and children who live a nightmare she knows all too well.
When Grace meets Charles Mackenzie, she has found a man who wants nothing from her-except to heal her, to hear her secrets, and to give her family she so desperately wants. But, with happiness finally within her grasp, and precious loved ones to protect, Grace is at her most vulnerable-in danger of losing everything to a vicious tabloid press and an enemy from her past bent on malice at all costs.
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Another great one here.
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I read this book a few years ago - found it recently while cleaning out my parents' garage. Class Danielle Steel love story! :)
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VERY GOOD, COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!
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i remember this as being a good book and i kept it on my shelf to reread at a later date. if you pick this one up you can be assured of having a good book to read,
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A good Danielle Steel book about a women who gets attacked, struggles and doesn\'t tell a soul, and later meets a man that she falls in love with and wants only to protect her.
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One of the best books of her's I have read. Very Gritty.
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The narrative covers more than 20 painful years in the life of Grace Adams, an incest victim who, at age 17, shoots dead her abusive father. Sent to prison, Grace is rescued from a lesbian gang-rape by a pair of women who provide protection during her two-year sentence. Once released, she heads to Chicago, where she lands a job in a modeling agency, only to be sexually harassed by a series of men, including her parole officer, her boss and a wicked photographer. After her probation ends, Grace moves to New York; there, she works as secretary in a major law firm and volunteers in a shelter for abused women. Steel is careful not to let the nearly fatal beating that follows mar her heroine's good looks, or future. Grace emerges from a coma to find handsome Charles Mackenzie, her high-powered lawyer boss, at her bedside. A happy ending?which follows some satisfying vengeance on Grace's part?doesn't minimize the aura of victimization that surrounds this heroine. Only in a Danielle Steel novel would a 19-year-old ex-con show up at her first job interview in a "little Chanel knockoff" suit?but neither pseudo-high fashion nor the high-handed conclusion keep this yarn from being, ultimately, a big downer that earns its title in more ways than one.
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one of my favs from danielle steel, really interesting, couldnt put it down!
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from the cover
with rare insight and power,strrl writesthis extraordinary womans's storyportraying her struggle to triumph orer mailice and betrayal.
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I don't really like romance novels.
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the child and sexual abuse at the beginning of the book is so awful, it's hard to read about it. but the wonderful strong heroine overcomes all the adversity, as usual. finds true love, as usual. a typical danielle steel summer read.
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haven't read this book, i got it from a yard sale.
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excellent book by one of my favorite authors! she has a way of writing about controversial subjects that sends shivers down my spine...having been subjected to many actions in this story on a personal front...I cringed and cried along with the character...
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Grace is a young woman with secrets to horrible to tell,with hurts so deep they may never heal.She is also beautiful enough for men to want her no matter how much she does not want them.
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Intense, Great story!!
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great book
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Malice is an intriguing book of horror.
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At seventeen, the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attacked. It is not the first time, and a brutal crime ensues. And to everyone's horror, Grace will not tell the truth. She is a young woman with secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal. She is also beautiful enough for men to want her no matter how much she does not want them. From an Illinois women's prison to a Chicago modeling agency to a challenging career in New York, Grace must carry the past with her wherever she goes. And in healing her own pain, she reaches out to battered women and children who live a nightmare she knows all too well. When Grace meets Charles Mackenzie, she has found a man who wants nothing from her - except to heal her, to hear her secrets, and to give her the family she so desperately wants. But, with happiness finally within her grasp, and precious loved ones to protect, Grace is at her most vulnerable - in danger of losing everything to a vicious tabloid press and an enemy from her past bent on malice at all costs.
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I did'nt read this one but I am sure that as all of her books it is good.