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The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

The Ice Cream Girls

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010.

The Ice Cream Girls is an utterly gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming slice of life that will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love particularly when secrets from a tragic event in the past are unburied and revealed to those who knew those secrets and to others who didn’t. A living hell for those involved.

If you like Dorothy Koomson you might also like to read books by Michelle Richmond, Jennifer Weiner and Donna Hay.


The Ice Cream Girls by 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.


'Another moving and thought-provoking read, this lives up to expectations'

'Unputdownable is a word that's bandied around a lot, but we seriously dare you to try and prise yourself away from this one'

'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'

'Gripping, thought-provoking and ultimately heart-warming'

'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'
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's Own 'Phenomenal, my favourite book of the year so far ... a well-written and tension-laden book that will keep you hooked ... fabulous'

.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'

About the Author

Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is the author of twelve novels including That Girl From Nowhere, The Chocolate Run, The Woman He Loved Before, The Ice Cream Girls and My Best Friend’s Girl. While writing The Friend she took up, in the name of research, knitting and cocktail mixing – two things that are oddly compatible. Give it a try!

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Publication date

22nd July 2010


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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