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The Wicked Girls: A Novel
The Wicked Girls A Novel
Author: Alex Marwood
A gritty, psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone? On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two eleven-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young fema...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143123866
ISBN-10: 0143123866
Publication Date: 7/30/2013
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 19
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Helpful Score: 7
This was not a happy book and since I did not like any of the characters and disliked the storyline, how was it that I couldn't put the book down? I found it intriguing and it certainly held my interest.

Two 11 year old girls met one day and were arrested for allegedly killing a 4 year old. They were sent to different prisons and released on life probation, and were never allowed to see each other again. Twenty five years later, they met by chance and you learn what really happened in alternating chapters of past and present. By this time, the two women grew on me and the ending was a shocker i didn't see coming.
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Helpful Score: 5
Unsatisfied... that's the word that comes to mind now that I'm finished with this book. Apparently the justice system failed these people. I won't go into any more than that for the sake of not spoiling the plot, but really?!

The author did a good job of creating suspense and I really enjoyed how the flashbacks unfolded throughout the book. Unfortunately none of the characters were especially likable and I really didn't care what happened to anyone by the end.

Also, I found the british dialect and slang to be cumbersome and struggled with it quite a bit. Glad to be finished and moving on.
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Helpful Score: 4
After reading 100 dull pages, I gave up and started another book. The story was slow and the British dialect was just too much. I couldn't figure out what some words meant and phrases were very confusing. Sorry but I would not recommend this book. But, if you are British or understand their wording you may love it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another English author trying to tell a story by using the guise of going back and forth between the past and the present.

I didn't find the characters likable in any way and didn't find the writing or the story anything but boring. Too many pages with just rattling on and on and nothing to make you want to read more, each chapter does not offer suspense or mystery and doesn't end making you want to read faster, it just plods along slowly and gets boring.

Luckily I got it from the library and didn't spend money for it or use credits to get through PBS
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