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 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?
"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)
"Dark, twisty and full of good surprises and insights. Marwood has delivered a compelling debut crime novel." (Daily Mail)
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One of the best books I've listened to since I joined Audible so I feel compelled to write a review for the first time.
The pace was relentless and tantalising, giving a gradual understanding of what happened in the past - and why, seemingly inevitable. It shows how stories can be distorted, how the media twist facts (and pictures) to present their stories. How children can be shaped by their expériences and the conséquences in their lives and those of others.
I really wanted to know what was going to happen, feeling for the two main characters, willing them to survive. I was almost afraid of coming to the conclusion, had a sinking feeling that it would all end in tears, in disaster, but I feel the author pulled the rabbit out of her hat and finally the book was a triumph.
This will remain in my mind for a very long time and serve as a reminder not to take news stories at face value!
- Amazon Customer
excellent book well written and well read
The story was excellent and unravelled enticingly so you didn't want to stop listening. It is told from the two perspectives of the main characters who are both believable and you start to care about them right from the start. There are lots of twists and turns but it keeps the suspence building right to the end.
The part I found the most disturbing was the way the main character was hounded by the public when they found out her true identity and the way the mob behaved to her and her pet dogs.
I think the book was read in such a way that the characters came to life - you felt their differences and it seemed more real.
The ending which sometimes falls flat in some books was brilliant and really finished of the book well.