The Wicked Girls, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780751547986

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I enjoyed this book. I thought this was very well written. The story is kind of believable. Its the story of 2 girls who murdered a 4 year old child 25 years ago. They accidentally meet up through horrible circumstances. The 2 women are leading different lives. One lives near the seaside her common law husband is charged with murdering young women. The other is a reporter sent down to report on these crimes that's when they meet. Wont say much about the rest of this story. But well worth a read.

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I've probably spent more time heart searching about whether to abandon or continue this book than reading it which probably isn't a good sign. Like other reviewers the premise is good... but is it bad I wanted more of what youth custody was like than was given ? I so wanted to get to the end but its hard it keeps stalling. Its very hard to keep track of who was who and who is now. There are some inspired descriptions.I was in a hospital late at night and I found myself watching the night cleaners, remembering Amber and her team. But it just dragged and I couldn't get a firm foothold in the story at all. So sadly abandoned it is.