‘Now we are bound forever,’ she says, her eyes determined. ‘I will never tell anyone, I swear. This is between you and me. Now you swear too.’
They called them the Orchid Girls. Grace. Molly. Charlotte.
One of them is in love. One of them is a liar. One of them is dead.
On a jagged Dorset cliff, wind whipping their hair, waves crashing on the rocks below, three friends became two when Charlotte’s body was pulled out of the sea.
Fifteen years later Grace and Molly are worlds apart. Grace has a glittering career and a loving husband. Molly is a lonely, unemployed alcoholic. Grace has everything to lose. Molly has nothing.
They have moved on from the tragic accident that shadowed their childhood. But somewhere lies a photograph waiting to be unearthed – waiting to reveal a secret one of the Orchid Girls is desperate to keep hidden…
The Orchid Girls is a breathless, gripping and twisty story of love, obsession and dark, shocking secrets. Fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train – read this one with the lights on…
I so enjoyed this book. It had me intrigued right from the start and I ended up reading it in one day as I had to know how everything was going to end.
The story flicks between the two main characters, Molly and Grace. We are also taken from past to present so we can understand more about things that surrounded the death of their friend Charlotte.
Both women couldn’t be more different. Where as Grace is really living the high life, doing well in her work and personal life, Molly is pretty much at rock bottom. Whatever happened in the past, Molly is certainly struggling to deal with and now that she has found Grace again, all her emotions have come back to the forefront and she is desperate to rekindle the relationship they had back when they were kids.
I actually quite liked both women. They both have this vulnerability about them that made me want things to work out okay for them both. I knew though I had to know just what had happened years before and what secrets were waiting to be divulged.
There are certainly a few red herrings that threw me and I really thought I knew where the story was going only to be completely wrong. For me this is what a psychological thriller is all about. A wonderfully dark read that messes with your head.
The Orchid Girls is an enthralling read that hooked me in and didn’t let go. I loved the build up of suspense throughout the novel and it’s one that readers will definitely struggle to put down. Fabulous read, loved it.
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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