The Island of Lost Girls

The Island of Lost Girls

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 14/07/2022
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Synopsis

'Gripping, stomach-churning . . . Marwood is in a class of her own' LISA JEWELL'Heart stopping' SUNDAY TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH'A ripped-from-the-headlines thriller . . . I couldn't put it down' MARK EDWARDS ________________Sun-drenched glamour and obscene wealth hide the darkest of secrets and lost girls in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.1985 For twelve-year-old Mercedes, La Kastellana is the place she calls home. It is an island untouched by the modern world, with deep-rooted traditions - though that is all about to change with the arrival of multimillionaire Matthew Meade and his spoiled young daughter, Tatiana. The Meades bring with them unimaginable wealth, but the price they will all pay is far darker than Mercedes and the islanders could ever have imagined.2016 Robin is desperately searching for her seventeen-year-old daughter Gemma, who has been missing for over a year. Finding herself on La Kastellana, the island playground of the international jet set, Robin is out of her depth. Nobody wants to help and Robin fears she is running out of time to find her child.But someone has been watching, silently waiting for their moment to expose the dark truth and reveal to the world what really happens on the island of lost girls. ________________FIVE STAR NetGalley reviews'Superbly written, darkly atmospheric and incredibly creepy (but always page-turningly readable), Alex Marwood has played an absolute blinder with The Island of Lost Girls''The author specialises in "ripped from the headlines" thrillers, but has surpassed herself this time''This is one of the best beach thrillers I have read''Superlative suspense''This book is so compelling. So sunny and refreshing with this idyllic island that you just wish you were on and then - wow. A sharp, clever, blisteringly dark and gripping thriller''An excellent dual timeline thriller set in the glamorous world of the ultra-rich, where emotions and betrayal run high. Loved it!'

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408725498
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 720g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 42 mm

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The Island of Lost Girls
The Island of Lost Girls
4.5 stars This is a slow burn pretty much all the way through as layer upon layer is built up until the whole, sad, shocking, truth is finally revealed. We... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Island of Lost Girls
Very enjoyable read
The island of La Kastellana is indeed an island of lost girls - lost in a variety of ways. The story is told from 1985 to 2016 during which time the island... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Island of Lost Girls
A great challenging read
Mercedes lives on a Mediterranean island which for centuries has been the fiefdom of a Count. All the residents are accountable to him for their livelihood... READ MORE
Heather Buggins
The Island of Lost Girls
Compelling and relevant.
A clever, relevant psychological thriller from Alex Marwood - A beautiful island, a population that looks the other way, a rich man's paradise where darkne... READ MORE
Elizabeth Wilkins
The Island of Lost Girls
Beach read with bite
Beach read with bite. I really enjoyed this book. It engaged my interest from the beginning and kept it to the very last page. You have a small island com... READ MORE
Lis Soane
The Island of Lost Girls
One of our greatest writers
Alex Marwood is a blind-buy author for me. Every topic she touches sizzles at her fingertips. She's undoubtedly one of our greatest ever writers and 'The I... READ MORE
Sarah Faichney