Author(s): Dorothy Koomson
As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. 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. Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried - and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again ...Gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming, The Ice Cream Girls will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love.
Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010.
'Another moving and thought-provoking read, this lives up to expectations' Cosmopolitan 'Unputdownable is a word that's bandied around a lot, but we seriously dare you to try and prise yourself away from this one' Company 'Absolutely fantastic. From the first page you'll be desperate to know exactly what happened' The Sun 'A powerful departure from the usual frothy chick-lit, this beautifully written novel will hook you from the start' Closer 'Gripping, thought-provoking and ultimately heart-warming' She 'Incredibly gripping' **** Now 'Gritty and realistic, it mixes crime, drama and romance ? the best women's fiction of the year so far' Candis magazine 'A fast-paced, gritty and exhilarating read' Hot Stars 'Gripping' Woman's Own 'Phenomenal, my favourite book of the year so far ... a well-written and tension-laden book that will keep you hooked ... fabulous' chicklitreviews.com '[A] breathtaking psychological thriller. 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 '[A] fast-paced page-turner ... A shocking tale of brutality and betrayal, shattered childhood and hidden truths' Take a Break 'This incisive tale tests the value of truth' Pride
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.