One of the Girls
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‘Brimming with tension’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Talk about twists and turns’ EMMA STONEX
‘Utterly addictive . . . her best yet’ ERIN KELLY
‘The perfect holiday read’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS
WE WERE DYING FOR A HOLIDAY
The six of us arrived on that beautiful Greek island dreaming of sun-drenched beaches and blood orange sunsets, ready to lose ourselves in the wild freedom of a weekend away with friends.
On the first night we swam under a blanket of stars.
On the second night the games began on our clifftop terrace.
On the third night the idyll cracked, secrets and lies whispering on the breeze.
And by the final night there was a body on the rocks below . . .
WHO WOULD KILL FOR IT?
What readers are saying about One of the Girls:
‘If you are looking for a sun-soaked, fast-paced, keep-you-up-till-the-early-hours thriller for summer 2022 then my god this is it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this, a thrilling murder mystery read about friendship, love, deception, lies and secrets’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely gripping, a perfect summer read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was an absolutely delicious read that grabbed me from the get-go’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'The ending, and the revelations leading up to it, blew me away’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WHAT A READ! . . . I was whizzing through the pages just to find out anything out’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Unputdownable! The ideal holiday read’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
About the author
Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Clarke writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast to craft her stories. Her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and she has since published A Single Breath, The Blue/No Escape, Last Seen, You Let Me In, and The Castaways, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Lucy lives by the sea with her husband and two children.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you’re pondering your summer holiday sun-lounger read then this seventh novel by best-selling British thriller writer Lucy Clarke is well worth your consideration. The author specialises in dark deeds in shiny, bright sunshine destinations and for One of the Girls we jet off to a hen/bachelorette party on an idyllic Greek island. Although things don’t proceed entirely idyllically—we’re told from the off that someone will end up in a body bag on the rocks, beneath the clifftop villa. But who will it be? The manic twists and turns as the action reaches its climax may raise an eyebrow but the complicated relationships between the six very different friends of the bride-to-be ring true. A whizzy, easy read—just add sunglasses.
A trip abroad for six 30-something British women leads to tragedy, in this decent if flawed psychological thriller from Clarke (The Blue). Professional dancer-turned-yoga instructor Lexi Lowe is getting married to Ed Tollock in a month, so her close friend and maid of honor, Bella Rossi, throws a bachelorette weekend on the Greek Island of Aegos. Bella's girlfriend, Fen, has an aunt who allows the women to use her secluded villa on the island while she's away. Ed's quirky sister, Eleanor, accompanies them, as do a childhood friend of Lexi and Bella's, Robyn Davies, and Lexi's yoga student turned friend, Ana. Alternating chapters explore the innermost thoughts of the women, each of whom has juicy secrets involving the others in the group. Gradually, jealousy and resentment surface, and someone ends up taking a fatal tumble. The plot, which takes several colorful if farfetched twists, builds to a rushed conclusion followed by an epilogue that wraps up things a tad too neatly. Clarke keeps the pages turning, but this character-driven story focuses more on the relationships among the women than the whodunit aspects. Liane Moriarty fans may want to check this one out.
“One is a liar…One is a stranger…Who is a killer?”
Lexi is getting married and her closest friends are over the moon and are excited to celebrate with her on a weekend away in Greece for her bachelorette party. But which part of this is too good to be true? Are all Lexi’s friends genuinely happy for her, or as long held secrets are revealed, will Lexi make it to the altar…
Stories that involve a group of friends that have secrets to hide are one of my favourite themes. I love being caught up in their drama and that is exactly how I found myself with this book. In my head I was able to visually imagine it all unfolding on the big screen, where I had a front row seat to all the action!
Where we are spoiled for choice with this type of story, I really enjoyed Clarke’s take on it. The magical setting contrasts with the intense storyline, the characters are diverse, well developed and through six points of view, the reader is given a great insight into each of them and their motivations.
The pace is fast and flows well. It is definitely just a one more chapter kind of read and it didn’t take long for me to realise that I needed to keep going until I was done! Was I happy with how it all unfolded and was it worth the sleepless night? YES! All I can say is WOW and that you need to read this book!