BOOK REVIEW NO : 134
Audio length 10 Hrs 1 minute
Publisher : Harper Collins
Narrator : Natalie Simpson and Sophia Zervudachi
One of the girls synopsis
The scorching new thriller from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Castaways
ONE IS A LIAR.
ONE IS A STRANGER.
ONE IS A CHEATER.
WHO IS A KILLER?
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?
REVIEW ~ NIKI PRESTON ~ 5 STARS
What a truly suspenseful thriller One of the Girls is. It is set on a beautiful Geek Island, the perfect spot for a Hen weekend for 6 six friends. Mind you at times they do not seem like friends at all. They bicker and push each other. They argue, they make up, they argue again. There is love, life stories shared and oh so many secrets.
I really liked the way each chapter was set as each different woman retelling their side of what is going on. It really lends itself to a unique style of plot that slowly slowly unravels to an unbelievably brilliant and shocking end. It picks up the pace towards the final chapters and lies are revealed that leave the women reeling. The characterisation is expertly done and each of the woman had their really great sides but then they all had some down right nasty sides to. I would love to see this book on the TV. It would make a brilliant Drama series.
The rounding off of the story is wonderful. We get to find out what happens to everyone after they return from their dramatic Hen weekend. Can their friendships be sustained? Will the lies and deceit ever be forgiven?
I would highly recommend this great read for anyone who loves a well told, strong story with fabulous characters and a few thrills and spills along the way.
As far as the narration goes, it was brilliantly done. I often find a narrator can make or break an audio book. Thankfully One of the Girls is narrated with a great sense of understanding. The story is told clearly and you really get a great sense of how each character really ticks. The perfect combination or a great writer and a great narrator. An audio book not to be missed.
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’s seventh novel, ONE OF THE GIRLS, is ‘an electric, sun-soaked thriller’, released in May 2022. Her books are published in twenty territories. THE BLUE, is currently being filmed for a major international TV series for Paramount+ and will be on screens in 2023.
Lucy is a passionate traveller and fresh air enthusiast. She’s married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home by the sea.
With thanks for the Advance Audio Copy to…..
Harper Collins https://harpercollins.co.uk/
Lucy Clarke http://www.lucy-clarke.com