The Girls of Summer : the compulsive and thought-provoking book club novel. 2023's most talked-about debut, Hardback Book

The Girls of Summer : the compulsive and thought-provoking book club novel. 2023's most talked-about debut Hardback


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'Reminiscent of HBO's hit The White Lotus... The obvious read-alike is My Dark Vanessa' BOOKLIST 'This debut should be on every summer reading list... a gripping read that is visceral and raw. Buy it' GLAMOUR 'This startling debut...packs an incredible punch.

The dark undertow of an idyllic summer and the lies girls are told and tell themselves are captured with stark, affecting honesty and evocative prose' THE TIMESA sun-soaked island.

An all-consuming romance. The best summer of your life... but what if everything you remember was a lie?**********Rachel has loved Alistair since she was seventeen. Even though she hasn't seen him for sixteen years and she's now married to someone else. Even though she was a teenager when they met. Even though he is almost twenty years older than her. Now in her thirties, Rachel has never been able to forget their golden summer together on a remote, sun-trapped Greek island.

But as dark and deeply suppressed memories rise to the surface, Rachel begins to understand that Alistair - and the enigmatic, wealthy man he worked for - controlled much more than she ever realized. Rachel has never once considered herself a victim - until now. **********For fans of GIRL A, MY DARK VANESSA and LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE, The Girls of Summer is a compulsive exploration of sex, power and consent, and what happens when we revisit the past with rose-tinted glasses. 'Beautifully written, transportive, and thought-provoking' LUCY CLARKE, author of THE CASTAWAYS'A mesmerising, unsettling and gripping debut' CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD, author of RUN TIME 'Thought-provoking, timely.

The book of the summer' SARAH TURNER, author of STEPPING UP ***********Early readers are already talking about THE GIRLS OF SUMMER:* 'Beautifully written with a tense, emotive plot that will be relatable to so many women'* 'An excellent debut.

Raw, real, and gut-wrenchingly familiar'* 'I can see this book being an absolute smash hit'* 'Wow wow wow!

I am still thinking about it, it's one of those stories that stays with you'* 'In the age of #MeToo, this book is one that will ring true with so many people'* 'A stunning debut'* 'A compelling read about processing, and the coming to terms with, trauma.

Superbly written'


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