The Ice Cream Girls

By Dorothy Koomson (Electronic Book, 2012)
As teenagers Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a high-profile murder. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed "The Ice Cream Girls" by the press and were dealt with by the courts-Poppy headed to prison after being convicted for murder and Serena was set free.

Years later, after having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened. The only problem is she has no one to turn to and no clue where to begin her hunt for Serena.

Meanwhile, Serena is married with children and wants no one in her present to find out about her past. Constantly looking over her shoulder, Serena knows she should come clean to her husband, however, she can't seem to find the words.

With Poppy determined to salvage what's left of her reputation, Serena may not have a choice in reopening a can of worms that may threaten both their lives...again.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455507122

    • On Sale Date: 04/24/2012

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

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As teenagers Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a high-profile murder. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed "The Ice Cream Girls" by the press and were dealt with by the courts-Poppy headed to prison after being convicted for murder and Serena was set free.

Years later, after having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened. The only problem is she has no one to turn to and no clue where to begin her hunt for Serena.

Meanwhile, Serena is married with children and wants no one in her present to find out about her past. Constantly looking over her shoulder, Serena knows she should come clean to her husband, however, she can't seem to find the words.

With Poppy determined to salvage what's left of her reputation, Serena may not have a choice in reopening a can of worms that may threaten both their lives...again.

Dorothy has two degrees, is a journalist and has written for numerous women's magazines and newspapers, including the Guardian, New Woman and Cosmo. Her first novel for Sphere, My Best Friend's Girl, was picked as a Richard & Judy Summer Read.
  • "The plot is brilliantly constructed to turn full circle, yet it never seems contrived. The dialogue crackles with tension, with not a syllable out of place. Alice Sebold impressed me with her imaginative realism in the memorable The Lovely Bones; in my view Dorothy Koomson 's imagination and empathy for her characters, trapped into the chilling fall-out of tragic events, is even stronger." (www.bookbag.co.uk).

  • "The first book of the year that's got out hearts racing, our minds boggling and us page-turning like there's no tomorrow. Flirty, frothy chick-lit this isn't - instead, grab a box of tissues and prepare not to surface out into the real world for a day or two..." (Heat).

  • "Koomson takes the story to the darkest of places, creating a masterpiece of manipulation, that builds layer by chilling layer to an outstanding climax that will make you - and your goosebumps - shudder." (Daily Record).

  • "Goodnight, Beautiful was Cosmo's favourite book of 2008, so we were beyond excited when Dorothy Koomson's latest novel landed on our desk. Another moving and thought-provoking read, this lives up to expectations." (Cosmopolitan).

  • "A fast paced, gritty and exhilarating read." (Hot Stars).

  • "A shocking tale of brutality and betrayal, shattered childhood and hidden truths that the reader, like Poppy and Serena, will strive to understand - and come to realise that sometimes the most powerful secrets are taken to the grave." (Take a Break).

  • "Gritty and realistic, it mixes crime, drama and romance - the best women's fiction of the year so far." (Candis).

  • "The Ice Cream Girls is one of the most cleverly crafted novels that I have read for a long time... This is a psychological thriller that gripped me from page one and kept me hooked until the very last page. A compelling and often breathtaking read with a unique storyline and fantastic characters - I can't recommend this highly enough." (www.bookrabbit.com).

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The Ice Cream Girls
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • ISBN-13: 9781455507122
  • On Sale Date: 04/24/2012
The Ice Cream Girls