Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife.
You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.
You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly.
You think your children are safe.
But are they really?
Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
After her husband’s mental breakdown, Grace Wild moves with her two daughters, Pip and Grace, into a cramped London flat that opens onto an idyllic communal garden. When something terrible happens to 12-year-old Grace, The Girls jumps back in time, charting the events leading up to the violent tragedy. Novelist Lisa Jewell puts a fresh spin on crime fiction, sucking you into the stories of the varied characters who live around Virginia Terrace, the seat of old resentments and simmering tensions. We were glued to this emotional rollercoaster of a story from start to finish, unable to fathom where the ride would finally end.