Thursday 26 May 2022

One of The Girls by Lucy Clarke BLOG TOUR #OneOfTheGirls @lucyclarkebooks @fictionpubteam @RandomTTours #BookReview



The six of us arrived on that beautiful Greek island dreaming of sun-drenched beaches and blood orange sunsets, ready to lose ourselves in the wild freedom of a weekend away with friends.

On the first night we swam under a blanket of stars.

On the second night the games began on our clifftop terrace.

On the third night the idyll cracked, secrets and lies whispering on the breeze.

And by the final night there was a body on the rocks below . . .


One Of The Girls by Lucy Clarke is published today, 26 May 2022 by HarperCollins in hardback. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour

I do love a novel set in Greece and Lucy Clarke has created an idyllic Greek island that anyone would want to visit. 
However, as isolated and serene as the location is, the events that take place during this hen party holiday are certainly not what one expects from a girl's break away.

Narrated by each of the female characters, the story begins as they all arrive in the luxury villa on the Greek island to celebrate Lexi's forthcoming wedding. These women are a tight unit, some have been friends for years, some are newer to the scene. There's an established couple, a grieving sister-in-law, a frazzled new Mum amongst them and they all have their own issues. 

On the face of it, it seems as though this will be the perfect break, but as the reader learns more about each woman, it soon becomes clear that there are deep-rooted issues and hidden secrets eating away at some of them. Plus, we have an anonymous narrator, whose occasional input into the story just adds more tension and mystery. 

The reader knows that something is going to happen, there's going to be a murder, but trying to work out who the victim will be, and why certainly kept me on my toes. My guesses changed with almost every chapter!

Some of the women are more rounded and more interesting than the others, but that's reflective of any group of people I guess. 

If you want a dash of Greek sunshine, mixed with the complexities of modern female relationships and a murder thrown in too, this one is for you. I really enjoyed it and it would be absolutely perfect for reading on a sun bed, on a Greek beach! 

Sunday Times bestseller, Lucy Clarke, writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast to craft her stories. 

Her debut novel, THE SEA SISTERS, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and she has since published A SINGLE BREATH, THE BLUE/NO ESCAPE, LAST SEEN, YOU LET ME IN, and THE CASTAWAYS, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. 

Lucy's seventh novel, ONE OF THE GIRLS, is 'an electric, sun-soaked thriller', which will be published in May 2022. Her books are published in twenty territories. THE BLUE, is currently being filmed for a major international TV series for Paramount+ and will be on screens in 2023.

Lucy is a passionate traveller and fresh air enthusiast. She's married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home by the sea.

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