The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller which I absolutely loved.
Book Blurb: 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?
My Review: This is a very dark psychological thriller following two 11 year old girls who murdered another child, sentenced to prison and meeting again 25 years later. It’s gripping, disturbing and compulsive reading and personally I loved it.
About The Author: Raised by wolves, Alex Marwood passed her formative years in the lands beyond the Arctic circle, developing pack skills, excellent night vision and an ability to survive on raw protein. Ideally equipped for a life on Fleet Street, she then became a journalist.
Her first novel, The Wicked Girls, was published by Sphere, in 2012, and achieved widespread acclaim and word-of-mouth bestsellerdom. In 2013 it was shortlisted for an ITW award, and included in Stephen King’s Ten Best Books of the Year list. It was published by Penguin in the US in 2013, and is shortlisted for an Edgar Allen Poe award.
The Killer Next Door, described by The Sun as “nasty, compelling and original”, was released as an ebook in 2013, and will come out as a paperback in June 2014.
Alex herself is a figment of the imagination of the novelist and sometime journalist Serena Mackesy. If you’re interested in a more truthful biog, an FAQ and other books, visit her website