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The Wicked Girls

Edgar Awards, 2014

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751547986

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 28th November 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The word-of-mouth bestselling debut from multi-award-winning bestseller Alex Marwood

That’s us. We’re the girls who killed Chloe. We are the devil now.


One fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time and by the end of the day are charged with murder.

Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside town when her investigation leads her to interview funfair cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since that dark day when they were just children. But with new lives – and families – to protect, will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

An absolutely gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Suspect by Fiona Barton and The Rumour by Lesley Kara

‘[I] devoured every page . . . cleverly plotted and pacy, with all the storylines thundering towards a final, gripping conclusion. I loved it’
Elizabeth Haynes

Praise for Alex Marwood:

‘So good I wish I’d written it myself’

VAL McDERMID

‘Without a doubt, she is one of crime fiction’s brightest stars. Not to be missed’
MEGAN ABBOTT

‘Alex Marwood has become one of my must-read crime writers’
SOPHIE HANNAH

‘Scary as hell’
STEPHEN KING

‘I cancel all engagements for a new novel from Alex Marwood’
ERIN KELLY

‘Crime writing at its best’
LISA JEWELL

‘I can’t wait to see what Alex Marwood comes up with next’
JOJO MOYES

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