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The Girls of Summer (Hardback)Katie Bishop (author)
A captivating, sinister read perfect for fans of My Dark Vanessa, Bishop's deft psychological thriller sees a woman re-evaluate the seemingly-golden romance she once enjoyed with a much older man.
A sun-soaked island. An all-consuming romance. The best summer of your life... but what if everything you remember was a lie?
Rachel has loved Alistair since she was seventeen. Even though she hasn't seen him for sixteen years and she's now married to someone else. Even though she was a teenager when they met. Even though he is almost twenty years older than her.
Now in her thirties, Rachel has never been able to forget their golden summer together on a remote, sun-trapped Greek island. But as dark and deeply suppressed memories rise to the surface, Rachel begins to understand that Alistair - and the enigmatic, wealthy man he worked for - controlled much more than she ever realized. Rachel has never once considered herself a victim - until now.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 559 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 33 mm
'It's been a long time since I've read such a compelling debut. Beautifully written, transportive, and thought-provoking, The Girls of Summer sizzles with suspense. It's the book I'll be recommending that all my girlfriends pack for their holidays this summer' - Lucy Clarke
'This startling debut... packs an incredible punch. The dark undertow of an idyllic summer and the lies girls are told and tell themselves are captured with stark, affecting honesty and evocative prose' - The Times
'This debut should be on every summer reading list... The Girls of Summer explores consent, the power discrepancies in relationships, control, and the intoxication of lust in a gripping read that is visceral and raw. Buy it' - Glamour
'Reminiscent of HBO's hit The White Lotus... the obvious read-alike is My Dark Vanessa, by Kate Elizabeth Russell, and the plot-driven tension will appeal to fans of psychological suspense' - Booklist
'A mesmerising, unsettling and gripping debut' - Catherine Ryan Howard
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