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A Disturbed Girl Implodes

(Disturbed Girl Trilogy #2)

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Former journalist Hannah Harker is on the run after committing an atrocity which has stunned the world.

A beautiful but fragile Brazilian aid worker uncovers a hideous experiment being carried out by a sinister pharmaceutical company.

A young gangster struggling for survival on the streets of Tokyo is preparing to risk everything to find a cure for his mother’s
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Kindle Edition, digital, 269 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Amygdala Press (first published May 18th 2012)
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Patrick Neylan
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I'm not sure who has imploded here, heroine Hannah Harker or author James Howell. Harker's adventures in A Disturbed Girl's Guide to Curing Boredom veered into almost surreal implausibility - but were fun for all that. The ending left her nowhere to go, so to continue her story Howell has had to cook up a plot so outlandish that it makes Austin Powers seem sedate. It's a struggle to shoehorn Hannah into a plot that really belongs in the 60s, and it leaves little room for the satirical ...more
Sacha Black
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A slightly slower start than the first book in the series but it isn't long before Howell's best work is back in play with a frighteningly brilliant plot. One that is perhaps -despite the beginning- even better than the first book.

He writes murders, sex and violence with such disturbing realism at times, I wonder for his own sanity.

His psychotic, sociopathic protagonist is perhaps the best female character I have ever read. You should hate her, but you cannot help but love her and all her
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Ellie Lynch
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The first book in this series is grounded in reality until the final chapters, but with the sequel James Howell takes things to another level.
Initially I was a bit sceptical about this change of direction, but once I accepted it and settled in for the ride I absolutely loved it. Hannah Harker is back on devastating form, Howell introduces two intriguing side plots and the villains are so diabolical that you are constantly preparing for the worst.
The sex and violence are more graphic than in the
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James Howell (born 1978) is a former journalist and author of the Disturbed Girl series of novels.

His experiences while working on a local newspaper in Essex, England, and on national newspapers in London, inspired the adventures of anti-hero Hannah Harker in the novels.

Howell’s debut novel, A Disturbed Girl's Guide to Curing Boredom, follows the story of local reporter Harker as she gradually
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Other books in the series

Disturbed Girl Trilogy (3 books)
  • A Disturbed Girl's Guide to Curing Boredom
  • A Disturbed Girl's Redemption