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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  5,868 ratings  ·  192 reviews
Lorsque, seule au monde, Grace, une jeune fille d'une vingtaine d'années, arrive à Chicago, personne ne connaît les terribles épreuves qu'elle a traversées.

Grace ne recherche que le calme et l'oubli. Ayant trouvé un emploi de secrétaire, elle consacre tout son temps libre à une association caritative. Sa beauté attire bien des regards mais elle y est totalement insensible,
Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 17th 1997 by Presses de la Cité (first published 1996)
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My first book by Daniel Steel. I found it incredibly insightful and beautifully heartbreaking. Big words, but I mean them completely.
The summary here pretty much tells you how the story progresses. It follows the journey of Grace, a girl who is victimized and has endured far more than should be fair. Her strength and character are an important part of the story, and leave you inspired.
This book deals with abuse, both physical and mental. It captured my complete attention and didn't give me any t
This was such a heart wrenching story if a 17 year old Grace Adams,she suffered so much from the age of 14 and from there on her life changed completely,she was charged with murder and sent to jail in jail she took her degree and made friends who help her in all possible way then came to Chigaco there again she goes through a horrible time leaves from there and comes to another place where she finds love of her life Charlie Mackenzie,the age difference is of 20 years but the love that they share ...more
Danielle Steel is a HUGE guilty pleasure for me. Her writing can be awful at times, but the smooth flow and quick pace of her plots can be thorougly enjoyable. So usually when I read Danny Steel, it's not for the literary merit or the substance of the story.

Malice was different.
I was interested to see how Steel would write on such a dark subject matter, but Malice impressed me.

Not only did she obviously do her research, but it actually felt like she had something to say. It wasn't an empty or ha
Feb 15, 2012 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
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 perf
UGH!! i wish she was a better writer! i am probably the only person in america that doesn't like her writing, but there it is. the plots of her books are pretty good, predictable, but good. but i hate how her sentences describing things go on and on and on. i don't know why i read this book. honestly, i just needed something to occupy my mind as i sat out in the sun the yesterday.
Jia Humayun
This is my favorite book among all Daniel Steel's books up to date. Mostly her books represent the extreme of every issue pertaining our community giving them an unrealistic touch. Malice. though, on one hand representing the extreme of media's interference to ruin one's life also corresponds to the hardcore realities of incest cases in our society. Grace Adams a teenager of 17 is forced to kill her father while he attempted to rape her. As the story continues we learn that she was forced to for ...more
I don't understand why other people thought this book was terrible! I thought this was a great book, although there were some sentences that seemed like "run ons" to me. I make a lot of run ons though so I shouldn't say anything. Back on topic"." I know I am still very young, and I haven't developed a vast knowledge of what kind of books seem right for me, and what doesn't.. I literally thought this book was great! I wasn't really too keen on the idea of how Danielle went to a lot of detail of ...more
Andreia Silva
Danielle Steel é a única autora a quem eu perdoo a previsibilidade nos romances. É a única autora a quem eu perdoo a descrição exaustiva. É a única autora que faz romances banais que eu adoro. Afinal foi com ela que comecei a ler livros mais sérios. Até hoje não me desiludiu e espero que não o faça, apesar dos mais de 30 romances que ela já escreveu.

Este "Malícia" não é um romance romântico, se é que me faço entender. É forte e é pesado, muito devido ao tema que lhe está inerente: o abuso dum pa
Every now and again, I am given a pile of books of a genre I do not buy. I think it is healthy to read some of these. Although hey are supposedly set in reality, they are often less believable than fantasy stories I prefer !!

I was so surprised with this one, honestly you would think that an author who has written so many books wouldn't forget a small but important detail...DNA testing, blood splatter analysis, scene of crime photos...etc Yep I've watched and read a few good crime series ad am no
This book has been out for years and I have never read anything by Danielle Steel before. I have to say I was impressed, although she is a very popular author I was not sure she would appeal to me. This book is full on, fast paced and one that is difficult to put down. Grace's character gets to you right from the start and you are vying for her all the way to the bitter end. Her story is full of horror, hurt and she certainly has more than her fair share of hardship. So much so, that when she me ...more
Elli Jo
Jun 24, 2008 Elli Jo rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in "a day in the life of..." kind of book
This has to be my favorite Daniele Steel book.

The novel starts with a 17 year-old girl wrapping up from her mother's funeral with her father. Her father is a respectable lawyer in a small town whom everyone absolutely loves. Inside the home, he is an abusive and sadistic father and hustband. The last straw for his daughter was the night of her mommy's funeral - he rapes her once again and she shoots him...

The story takes off from there. After the first three chapters, the book takes off into her
First book I've read by Danielle Steel, but I liked it. I'm sure I'll read more of her books.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"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. Whatever the outcome, Grace Adams will have to live with whatever happened during those terrible years. After a lifetime
I was honestly very disappointed by this book. I received two recommendations for it, singing its praises as being highly unforgettable. It was my first Danielle Steele, and from a such well known author, I was expecting much more. The writing style drove me nuts from the beginning- Steele makes the elementary mistake of constantly telling, not showing. I found the protagonist, Grace, to be unreal and frankly boring. Everything in the universe goes against her, she is a constant victim of circum ...more
What an amazing story of Grace. A victim since the age of 13 and victimized her entire life from her Father, to employer, etc. How she overcame her past, paid it forward to others. From a small town in Illinoies, to Women's Prison, to a career in NYC to Washington. A story of strength and overcoming what life hands you. Love, loved this story. I'd like to meet someone as caring as Charles McKenzie. Friends and the people in your life with help you through your worst nightmare , once you let them ...more
A book totally off the DS beaten path..

I totally loved that she took this book to a whole new level. I've read almost everyone of her books and if I hadn't seen her name on the cover I never would have thought she wrote it! There's an honest to God sex scene! pretty descriptive too. ALTHOUGH it has the tried and true endless tragedies for the female character, they are different from her norm. Slightly repetitious at times.. but I couldn't put it down. I don't want to ruin any of it for other re
There must be times when Steel put's her heart and soul into a book and other times she must just be in a rush to churn one out for her publisher. Thankfully this is one of the former. The story of Grace, a girl who gets used and abused by everyone she knows. Some horrible things in here :( And finally when she finds happiness, some one from her past is ready to make a quick buck and ruin her life. Great chick-lit.

Random irritation - Steel's written so many books, maybe she forgets what she cal
Janelle Jansson
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Seventeen year old Grace Adams on the day of her mother's funeral is attacked, but this isn't the first time she's been attacked by this person, and her struggle leads to drastic measures that land her in jail. After her years spent in jail, she can not get away from the disturbing night of her mothers funeral, and the past struggles seem to follow her everywhere she goes. When the whole world seems against Grace she meets Charlie Mackenzie and live seems to take a turn for the better, but will ...more
The story follows the life of a seventeen year old Grace Adams, who loses her mother due to cancer and has a legend of a father, loved by the entire community of Watseka. A renowned lawyer with immense love for the people, he is the epitome of goodness and integrity. On the night of her mother's funeral, Grace is attacked and raped in the most bestial fashion, leading her to commit a murder which was far from intended. However, Grace is blamed for her own plight, with no one standing up for her. ...more

The story is about a young Grace Adams who is physically, and emotionally abused by her father with the knowledge of her mom who is quite ill, then when the mom dies,
grace refuses to give in to her dad’s demands which obviously leads to being raped more but one night she snapped and she couldn't take it any more, now she ends up killing her father & landing in jail ! There is no relief in jail for poor grace, as here too she is raped by her inmate, so its not the end of her misery. After ser
Ok, I think I am finally done with Danielle Steel. Her books are just not my cup of tea. I had a bunch of books from my grandmother and I just hate donating books without reading them. I am glad I gave her a shot, I don't feel her writing is bad, just not something I would search out. Like many other authors she has her formula that her books follow so I don't see myself interested in any more of her works.
Bom, nem sei por onde começar...
Grace é uma desgraçada que não consegue pensar por si própria e faz tudo pelos seus paizinhos (que, já agora, são maravilhosos! Que raio de mão é aquela que pede à filha para deixar que o pai a viole porque ela tem que ocupar o lugar da mãe e tem que ser boazinha para o pai?). A autora esmerou-se bem em aplicar o título ao conteúdo porque tudo de mau que poder acontecer à protagonista, acontece mesmo (é tipo Lei de Murphy). A meio do livro comecei até a pensar qu
Patricia Atkinson
the story of an abused girl who looks after her mother till she dies and her father abused her and her mom and she kills him in self defense but is too ashamed to have anyone find out the reason why.she trust her therapist and lawyer but ends up in jail.than when she is released she works in a shelter to help others.this was a really great book and the first I have read from this author..
Sep 01, 2007 Stefani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: masboi, lionella
i like this book...!

lupa, kapan persisnya, aku baca novel ini.., kalo gak salah waktu msh smp..heheh...dah lama bangettss, sekitar 11 tahun yang lalu lagh..., tapi novel ni buat aku berkesan banget..coz..bisa bikin aku nangis waktu mbacanya..(hiks..hiks..), maka aku gak akan pernah lupa ma ni novel...
seinget aku, buku ini berkisah tentang ketangguhan hati seorang wanita dalam mewujudkan apa yang ia cita-citakan.., tokoh dalam buku ini di kisahkan seorang senator ( kalo gak salah, sih..., biz lup
Paula  O
This book is the one which made me love reading. Once I read this book, I couldn't stop reading. So, in my opinion this is a great book, with really emotional themes, and I can totally guarantee you that you will cry at least once while you're reading it. Malice worths it. I love it, I could read it all over again :)
Ada Iaboni
Another tragic heroine that survives with the love from a few chosen people. Danielle spins a good tale that spans around twenty years in which the main character survives unbelievable horrors. She finally beats the odds, only to get beaten again. But she makes it to the other side even stronger.
Natasha Connally
While I really enjoyed this book, the story was amazing, I couldn't get past the weak constitution of the main character. It seems that someone else is always standing up for her until the very end when she has what almost seems like a psychotic episode and finally does for herself.
Stephanie Strausberger
I am almost 1/2 way through this book. Although the beginning of the book I found difficult to get through because of the subject matter. A girl is being sexually abused by her father. I found this subject disturbing but once more involved in the story, the subject matter really is interesting and could not be told without the beginning material. The woman then moves on to help others who are in situations similiar to her life, still dealing with her own inhibitions caused by her experiences. So ...more
Wendy Matchen
Probably one of my most fav Steel works. My aunt gave me this years ago when she had finished it. I really was like......oh man I don't read this stuff. She said...just give it a will love'll be pissed...but you will love it!!! She was too right. ;)
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