Reviewed by Denise Wolfs
In 1986 two eleven-year-old girls are convicted of murder. Twenty-five years later, under a new identity, they meet again. Kirsty is now a journalist who is investigating a series of murders in a small seaside town and Abby happens to work there as a funfair cleaner. But can they keep their secret a secret…?
The Wicked Girls is the debut novel by Alex Marwood, which is a pseudonym for a well-known English journalist. Let me start by saying this is a great first novel. Although for me it was clear pretty early on in the book who was doing the killing, the tension never lets up. There are two parallel storylines, the one in the past and the one in the present and they are both equally exciting. Piece by piece we learn what happened twenty-five years ago and what consequences the women’s past has for the present. The characters are well developed and by the end of the book I almost felt sad for saying goodbye to them.
This is a beautifully written psychological thriller and there is only one last thing I have to say: read this thriller!
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