The Roanoke Girls: the addictive Richard & Judy Book Club thriller 2017
By Amy Engel
An explosive and boundary-pushing thriller perfect for fans of INTO THE WATER, THE GIRLS and Gillian Flynn.
Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl. But you won't when you know the truth...
The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2017 and the darkly compulsive thriller that will keep you reading late into the night. Perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and The Girls.
'Utterly gripping' - RICHARD AND JUDY
'A must-have' - SUNDAY EXPRESS
'I loved it' - SARAH HILARY
'Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.'
The girls of the Roanoke family - beautiful, rich, mysterious - seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them that's never spoken.
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?
'Fans of The Girls will love this' - RED
'Remarkably assured' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'A provocative thriller' TELEGRAPH
'Darkly sexy' HEAT
'Twisting and revelatory' WATERSTONES
'Addictive' LISA HALL
'SO compelling' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Utterly captivating' KATERINA DIAMOND
'Not for the faint-hearted' PRIMA
'Haunting and riveting' LAURA MCHUGH
'One of the best books I've read' REBECCA DONE
'Stunning and gripping' LISA CUTTS
'Crawls under your skin and stays there' HARRIET REUTER HAPGOOD
'Disturbing and delicious' AVA MARSH
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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07 Mar 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
A must-have — Sunday Express
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
Packed with suspense and danger...this is a book that stays with you — The Lady
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