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    • Publication date:07 Mar 2017
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The Roanoke Girls: the addictive Richard & Judy thriller, and the #1 ebook bestseller

By Amy Engel

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The explosive Richard & Judy book club thriller, perfect for fans of THE GIRLS, GOOD ME BAD ME and Gillian Flynn.

**THE #1 EBOOK BESTSELLER**

'Darkly sexy and compelling' HEAT

'Fans of The Girls will love this' RED ONLINE

'You'll be gripped' RICHARD MADELEY

'One of the best books I've read' REBECCA DONE

'This book is stunning. Wow' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN

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EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A ROANOKE GIRL. BUT YOU WON'T WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.

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. Either the girls run away... or they die.

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?

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FOR FANS OF SWEET LITTLE LIES, GOOD ME BAD ME AND THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, THIS IS THE MOST SHOCKING THRILLER YOU'LL READ ALL YEAR.

***

'A must-have' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'A mini-masterpiece' JUDY FINNIGAN

'One of the most unsettling and thought-provoking books I've read... stunning and gripping' LISA CUTTS

'You won't stop reading until you've unraveled the darkest of Roanoke's shocking secrets' LAURA MCHUGH

'Deliciously written...pulls you relentlessly into its twisted heart' AVA MARSH

'Deeply, darkly twisted. I loved it' SARAH HILARY

'One of the most disturbingly gripping books I have ever read' RUTH DUGDALL

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: 9781473648401
  • Publication date: 10 Aug 2017
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
A must-have — Sunday Express
Fans of The Girls will love this sweat-soaked, sultry, small town tale full of shadows and lurking dread. — Red Online
A provocative thriller — Telegraph
'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 )
A debt to Daphne du Maurier is evident throughout this remarkably assured adult debut — The Sunday Times
Packed with suspense and danger...this is a book that stays with you — The Lady
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
'An emotionally compelling page turner, The Roanoke Girls takes you inside the dark world of a twisted family' — Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten
'Utterly utterly gripping; at the end I was destroyed' — Liz Loves Books
'Atmospheric. Claustrophobic. Creepy...elicit[s] a slow sense of dread' — Book by Book
'Creepy, twisted, compelling, The Roanoke Girls crawls under your skin and stays there' — Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of The Square Root of Summer
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