Title: One of the Girls
Author: Lucy Clarke
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.
Fancy a sunshine-filled summer thriller? Look no further than One of the Girls – if you love a fast-paced novel that’s full of tension and fun, this will tick every box!
This book had me absolutely hooked. Set on the fictional Greek island of Aegos (the description of which made me instantly want to be in Greece, right now!), we follow six women as they embark on the hen do of their friend, Lexi. Some of these women have been friends for years, and some are pretty new, but all of them are very different – and as the book continues, we learn that they each have something to hide…
We learn that, by the end of the four day holiday, someone will be dead. We don’t know who, and we don’t know how, but that ignites the tension which is always there in the background of this book. But the death that we know is coming isn’t the main draw of this book. What I loved was the slow reveal of details and secrets that each woman is hiding – secrets that we learn more about through chapters told from each of their perspectives, and which delve into their lives before this fateful weekend again. I loved the character development and how easy this was to read. It’s pure escapism and makes for absolutely addictive reading – if you’re after something you won’t want to put down and you’ll absolutely tear through, this is it! I’ve read a few other novels by Lucy Clarke and really enjoyed them too, but now I’m ordering her entire backlist to lose myself in!
The only thing which could make this novel better was if I was reading it on a sun-soaked island myself – but I guess we can’t have it all…!
My rating: 4/5
Many thanks to the publisher, HarperCollins, for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.