Thursday, February 29, 2024

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke



Hardback:  434 pages                                                                                                

Genre: Contemporary Fiction and Thriller

Publisher: Harper Collins 2022

Source: Tywyn Public Library

First Sentence: Later, we would all remember the hen weekend for one reason: because of what happened the night of the beach fire.

Review Quote: ‘An addictive sun-soaked thriller’MARIE CLAIRE

Main Characters: Lexi, Robyn, Fen, Bella, Ana and Eleanor

Setting: The fictional island of Legos in Greece.

My Opinion:  

Lucy Clarke writes destination thrillers and this time the setting is the fictional Greek island of Aegos. Right from the very first page the reader is made aware that there is going to be a murder. This keeps the tension utmost throughout the novel and definitely kept me guessing!

A hen party is taking place and each of the six protagonists, Lexi, Robyn, Fen, Bella, Ana and Eleanor take turns in narrating. Everyone is on edge and hiding secrets which are gradually revealed as events escalate over the weekend.

Transport yourself to Greece, with sunshine, secrets and complex relationships plus a murder with this engrossing read.

Précis Courtesy of Goodreads:

A twisty psychological thriller from internationally-bestselling author Lucy Clarke, One of the Girls is the delicious story of a bachelorette trip on a stunning Greek island... that ends in murder.

It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away. Six very different women travel to a sun-soaked Greek island for a bachelorette trip, to celebrate Lexi’s upcoming wedding. From the glorious ocean views to the quaint tavernas and whitewashed streets, the vacation seems too good to be true. But dangerous undercurrents run beneath the sunset swims and midnight cocktails – because each of the women is hiding a secret. Someone is determined to make sure that Lexi’s marriage never happens – and that one of them doesn’t leave the island alive.

Gripping, twisty, and full of sun-soaked suspense, this timely thriller examines the joys of female friendship…as well as the deadly consequences when a relationship goes wrong.

Author Profile

Lucy Clarke          

Lucy Clarke, novelist, traveller and fresh air enthusiast is the author of eight destination thrillers. They include Waterstones Thriller of the Month, The Castaways, Richard and Judy Book Club pick, One of the Girls, and most recently, The Hike. Lucy's novels have sold over a million copies and are published in more than 25 territories worldwide.

Lucy's thriller, No Escape (also published as The Blue) has been released as a major international show for Paramount+. Set in the Philippines, the seven-part series is directed by Hans Herbot (The Serpent) and stars Abigail Lawrie and Rhianne Barreto as best friends Lana and Kitty.

The Castaways has also been adapted for screen and was The Guardian Pick of the Week. BAFTA award-winner Sheridan Smith stars as Lori, and Celine Buckens plays her sister, Erin. The five-part thriller is available to stream on Paramount+.

When Lucy isn't away on research trips (the real reason she loves being an author!), she can be found writing from a beach hut on the south coast of England. She lives with her husband and their two children.

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