The Wicked Girls (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 21/06/2012
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One fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder.

Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside town when her investigation leads her to interview funfair cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day when they were just children. But with new lives - and families - to protect, will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751547986
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm


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Genuinely disturbing and emotionally unsettling, The Wicked Girls is irresistible * Val McDermid *
Having read it and devoured every page, I really wish I'd written it! It was cleverly plotted and pacy, with all the storylines thundering towards a final, gripping conclusion. I loved it * Elizabeth Haynes *
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 * Jojo Moyes *
The best thriller I've read since Sister. Taut, gritty and utterly compelling * Lisa Jewell *
Dark, twisty and full of good surprises and insights. Marwood has delivered a compelling debut crime novel * Daily Mail *
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 * The Sun *
I devoured The Wicked Girls over one weekend and loved it. I held my breath during the last few chapters * Erin Kelly *
Thought-provoking read * Star Magazine *
Brilliantly taut psychological thriller. One of the best debuts of 2012 * Bella *
A thrilling story... Fantastic plot and a great read * Irish News *
In The Wicked Girls, debut author Alex Marwood's taut crime story poses bigger questions about tabloid witch hunts and the nature of evil * Good Housekeeping *
If you like dark, twisted stories, I recommend this . . . A thumping good read * Jenny Eclair *
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 realised 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 *
Original, thought-provoking and utterly brilliant * The Sun *
A rundown seaside amusement park provides the backdrop for Marwood's memorable first novel . . . Marwood fills this disturbing thriller with sordid red herrings and brutal reflections * Publishers Weekly *
Absorbing, plausible and unsettling . . . A suspenseful, buzz-worthy novel offering a sure-footed depiction of two women who lost their childhoods * Kirkus Review *
This chilling debut is chock-full of surprises. If Tana French and Gillian Flynn stayed up all night telling stories at an abandoned amusement park, this is awfully close to what they might come up with * Booklist *
Tense, twisty and brimming with revelation, Alex Marwood's The Wicked Girls offers everything you dream for in a suspense novel. Not only does it hold you in its clutches, but it offers pointed and poignant insights into the way we reconcile with our past, and the collective danger of our own insatiable curiosity * Megan Abbott *
A harrowing first novel * New York Times Book Review *
One of the best books I read this year: The suspense keeps the pages flying, but what sets this one apart is the palpable sense of onrushing doom * Stephen King, 'The Best Books I Read This Year', Entertainment Weekly *

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“An enjoyable but disturbing read...”

Marwood has constructed a crime thriller with obvious allusions to the lives of other well documented child murders with the perpetrators being children themselves and how they assimilate back into society on release.... More

Paperback edition
16th June 2012
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Bookread2day

“very good read”

slow start up to page 90. I wasnt really sure while reading up to page 90 what all the good reviews were going on about. Then from page 90 i just cant stop reading it. The story really starts and it so good i cant put... More

Paperback edition
13th July 2012
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“Okay”

This book is okay, not great, just okay.

The plot is rather predictable, which doesn't make for a page turner as you've already worked out what's going to happen. The characters feel... More

Paperback edition
27th April 2014
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