2022 · Audio Book Review · Book review

Audio Review: The Girls by Lisa Jewel @PenguinUKBooks @lisajewelluk #audiobooks

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You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses.
You’ve known your neighbours for years, and you trust them. Implicitly.
You think your children are safe.
But are they really?
Midsummer night: a 13-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.

My thoughts

Told from multiple points of view the book opens with with Pip finding her 13 year old sister Grace unconscious. The story then goes back in time where we are slowly fed the details of how she ended up there and why.

We learn why the sisters moved with their mother to the area and the secret they are hiding and it was interesting finding out about the characters who live around the communal garden and their pasts, everyone ends up being a suspect at one point or another.

This isn’t a fast paced book, it’s absolutely all consuming though. I listened to in a day, I got totally hooked. The narrator is fabulous and very easy to listen to.

This is the second book I’ve read by Lisa Jewell and I’m slowly collecting her back catalogue. The one thing I’ve found is she manages to make the characters realistic and believable which I love.

This is a fabulous mystery with dark and chilling undertones and I’m so looking forward to reading more from Lisa Jewell soon.

Many thanks to Georgie at penguin for the gifted audio copy, this is my honest review.

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