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    • Publication date:07 Mar 2017
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The Roanoke Girls

By Amy Engel

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Boundary-pushing and provocative, this is a novel about the twisted secrets families keep - and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.

Underneath the Roanoke Girls' perfect exterior lies a chilling secret...

'Utterly addictive' LISA HALL 'Provocative' TELEGRAPH 'Not for the faint-hearted' THE BOOK BAG 'Deeply, darkly twisted. I loved it' SARAH HILARY

An explosive and boundary-pushing novel perfect for fans of Good Me Bad Me and The Girls.

Beautiful.
Rich.
Mysterious.

The Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them which is never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies.

Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents' estate in rural Kansas, she found out what it really means to be a Roanoke girl. Lane ran, far and fast. Until eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing - and Lane has no choice but to go back.

She is a Roanoke girl.

Is she strong enough to escape a second time?

'Daring, alluring and beautifully atmospheric *****' Culturefly

'Fans of The Girls will love this' Red

'Twisted, controversial...SO compelling' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing

'Utterly captivating' Katerina Diamond, bestselling author of The Teacher

'Dark, disturbing, and deliciously written... pulls you relentlessly into its twisted heart' Ava Marsh, author of Unforgettable

Biographical Notes

Amy Engel is the author of the YA novels THE BOOK OF IVY and THE REVOLUTION OF IVY. She lives in Missouri with her family. THE ROANOKE GIRLS is her first novel for adults.

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  • ISBN: 9781473648371
  • Publication date: 09 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
A provocative thriller — Telegraph
A debt to Daphne du Maurier is evident throughout this remarkably assured adult debut — The Sunday Times
Fans of The Girls will love this sweat-soaked, sultry, small town tale full of shadows and lurking dread. — Red Online
'Deeply, darkly twisted. I loved it. A (vastly superior) Flowers in the Attic for a new generation' — Sarah Hilary (author of Someone Else's Skin )
Twisted, controversial...SO compelling and beautifully written — Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of Local Girl, Missing
Beautifully written and utterly captivating...and so so dark. I loved it! — Katerina Diamond, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Teacher
'One of the best books I've read in a long time...Gripping, twisty, dark - what a page turner. One not to miss!' — Rebecca Done (author of This Secret We're Keeping )
'I was immediately drawn into The Roanoke Girls, a haunting and riveting look at one family's tangled legacy. You won't stop reading until you've unraveled the darkest of Roanoke's shocking secrets' — Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood
'Dark and intense... with a compelling twist which will remain with you long after the book's last sentence' — L.S. Hilton, author of Maestra
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'Utterly utterly gripping; at the end I was destroyed' — Liz Loves Books
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A smoking hot barn burner of a book, diving into some of society's deepest taboos and yanking them from the shadows — Bloglovin'
'An emotionally captivating read' — Booklist
'This gothic page-turner speeds inexorably toward the kind of devastating revelations readers won't soon forget' — Publishers Weekly
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Hauntingly beautiful and terribly macabre...not for the faint hearted... sweat-soaked, sultry and shocking — The Book Bag
One of the most unsettling and thought-provoking books I've read... stunning and gripping — Lisa Cutts, author of Never Forget
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