The Wicked Girls
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US : Penguin USA
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The Wicked Girls
One summer morning, three little girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, two will be charged with murder.
Twenty-five years ago two little girls were imprisoned for murder. Now journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young women and her investigation leads her to cleaner Amber Gordon.
For Kirsty and Amber, it is the first time they have seen each other since that dark day when they were children. Aware of the danger they are in and with new identities - and families - to protect, they will do anything it takes to keep their wicked secret hidden...
A sensational new crime wrtiing talent.
A psychological thriller you'll never forget.
Genuinely disturbing and emotionally unsettling... irresistible.
The Wicked Girls is utterly compelling. It's psychologically rich, complex and masterfully plotted. I couldn't put it down, even when I sensed it was taking me somewhere very dark indeed. I can't wait to see what Alex Marwood comes up with next.
‘The best thriller I’ve read since Sister. Taut, gritty and utterly compelling.’
‘A psychological thriller which jumps off the page, grabs you and takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.’
‘I got through some great books this summer but the one that really blew me away was Alex Marwood’s The Wicked Girls… I won’t tell you what happens next but I will tell you that I could not put this book down. It is full of unexpected twists and turns that will leave you gaping at Alex Marwood’s ingenuity.’
This incredible story will play on your mind. Two weeks after I read it, I can’t stop thinking about it. The book of the year.
Dark, twisty and full of good surprises and insights. Marwood has delivered a compelling debut crime novel.
A psychological thriller which jumps off the page, grabs you and takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
What a cracking thriller this was
The Wicked Girls is ingenious and original -- a novel that surprises and rewards its readers, delivering a twist of an ending that I never saw coming, then realized it was the only ending that could truly satisfy. Real, chilling, true to its world and its characters. In short, a knock-out.
Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dead Know
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