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Today I am reviewing One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke. This was released on the 26th of May, published by Harper Collins.


It was supposed to be the perfect weekend away.

Six very different women travel to a sun-soaked Greek island for a bachelorette trip, to celebrate Lexi’s upcoming wedding.

From the glorious ocean views to the quaint tavernas and whitewashed streets, the vacation seems too good to be true.

But dangerous undercurrents run beneath the sunset swims and midnight cocktails – because each of the women is hiding a secret.

Someone is determined to make sure that Lexi’s marriage never happens – and that one of them doesn’t leave the island alive.

“One is a liar…One is a stranger…Who is a killer?”

Lexi is getting married and her closest friends are over the moon and are excited to celebrate with her on a weekend away in Greece for her bachelorette party. But which part of this is too good to be true? Are all Lexi’s friends genuinely happy for her, or as long held secrets are revealed, will Lexi make it to the altar…

Stories that involve a group of friends that have secrets to hide are one of my favourite themes. I love being caught up in their drama and that is exactly how I found myself with this book. In my head I was able to visually imagine it all unfolding on the big screen, where I had a front row seat to all the action!

Where we are spoiled for choice with this type of story, I really enjoyed Clarke’s take on it. The magical setting contrasts with the intense storyline, the characters are diverse, well developed and through six points of view, the reader is given a great insight into each of them and their motivations.

The pace is fast and flows well. It is definitely just a one more chapter kind of read and it didn’t take long for me to realise that I needed to keep going until I was done! Was I happy with how it all unfolded and was it worth the sleepless night? YES! All I can say is WOW and that you need to read this book!

Thank you to Lucy Clarke, Harper Collins and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of One of the Girls, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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Sunday Times bestseller, Lucy Clarke, is the author of seven psychological thrillers – THE SEA SISTERS, A SINGLE BREATH, THE BLUE/NO ESCAPE, LAST SEEN, YOU LET ME IN, THE CASTAWAYS, and ONE OF THE GIRLS. Her debut novel was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and her books have been sold in over 20 territories. THE BLUE is currently being filmed for a seven-part television series for ParmountPlus, due for release in 2023.

Lucy is a passionate traveller, beach hut dweller, and fresh air enthusiast. She’s married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home on the south coast of England. Lucy writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast to craft her stories.



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