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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 09/04/2015
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Scratch the surface of any family hard enough and you'll draw blood . . . No one can believe it when straight A student Romy Field finds herself at the centre of a scandal, least of all her mother Ailsa - who is also the head of her new school. Ailsa is quick to hold Romy's new boyfriend and his parents responsible for what has happened. But as mother and daughter reveal their very different version of events, a much darker truth emerges. It soon becomes apparent that Romy isn't the only member of her family harbouring secrets and her disgrace becomes the catalyst for the unravelling of all those around her. It takes a split second to make a decision that can alter the course of your life. And a lifetime to undo the consequences. Bestselling author Fiona Neill is back with The Good Girl - a dark, compelling and controversial novel of one family's darkest secrets. Praise for Fiona Neill: 'The Good Girl raises all kinds of contemporary issues with wit and sensitivity' Times 'Neill writes with verve, honesty and breathtaking insight. Utterly unputdownable' Helen Walsh, author of The Lemon Grove 'Neill's characters are so cleverly depicted, you feel as if you've met at least one of them before' Vogue 'Packed with observations of wince-making accuracy' The Times 'Sometimes touching, sometimes shocking... this cautionary coming-of-age tale is a thought-provoking one'Daily Mail 'The Good Girl is vivid and insightful, and Neill has a trained eye for the pressures and poignancies of modern family life' Guardian 'Clever, grown-up and totally gripping' Lisa Jewell 'A topical, tense and addictive read' Good Housekeeping 'Neill takes a light scalpel to online disaster in this exceptional dual-narrative' Grazia ' Two families become embroiled in each other's lives and long buried secrets are unravelled. Contemporary issues are tackled here with both humour and realism, making for an engrossing read' My Weekly 'Cracking' Prima 'The Slummy Mummy columnist is back - this time, somewhat incongruously, with a psychological thriller. The Good Girl looks set to be the next Gone Girl, with its dark compelling exploration of family secrets. It tells the story of the relationship of two teenagers and their families when a chain of events leads to a scandal that affects them all. A confronting look at the way that one moment of malice on social media can spiral out of control.' Seven Books to Read, House Seven

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718181277
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Neill writes with verve, honesty and breathtaking insight. Utterly unputdownable * Helen Walsh, author of The Lemon Grove *
The Good Girl raises all kinds of contemporary issues with wit and sensitivity * Times *
Clever, grown-up and totally gripping * Lisa Jewell *
A topical, tense and addictive read * Good Housekeeping *
Tapping into the issues of the day . . . this is a novel made for heated book club debates * Stylist *
The Slummy Mummy columnist is back - this time, somewhat incongruously, with a psychological thriller. The Good Girl looks set to be the next Gone Girl, with its dark compelling exploration of family secrets. It tells the story of the relationship of two teenagers and their families when a chain of events leads to a scandal that affects them all. A confronting look at the way that one moment of malice on social media can spiral out of control. * Seven Books to Read, House Seven *
Neill takes a light scalpel to online disaster in this exceptional dual-narrative * Grazia *
Cracking * Prima *
Two families become embroiled in each other's lives and long buried secrets are unravelled. Contemporary issues are tackled here with both humour and realism, making for an engrossing read * My Weekly *
Sometimes touching, sometimes shocking... this cautionary coming-of-age tale is a thought-provoking one * Daily Mail *
A stark morality tale . . . The Good Girl is vivid and insightful, and Neill has a trained eye for the pressures and poignancies of modern family life * Guardian *

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“Top the list of must reads”

This is a splendid story. Top marks to Fiona Neill. She certainly is an author to keep a watch out for.This story goes to show that with just one click everything goes viral.
In The Good Girl’ Matt Harvey, the new... More

Hardback edition
20th April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 44

“A brilliant story”

The author Fiona Neill is trying to make a good point here, sex tapes can go viral with one click and that shatters the whole family's life. In The Good Girl Matt Harvey, the new head of Biology, confiscated a... More

Hardback edition
24th March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 43

“Modern cautionary tale...”

A very relevant subject for today's teens (and parents of teens) but it's not covered in a particularly memorable way. The plot drags to begin with and at times the way the story is written (especially the... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
27th August 2016
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