Friday 24 February 2012
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
At only eighteen years of age, Poppy and Serena were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate and scrutiny, the two glamorous teens were dubbed 'The Ice Cream Girls' by the press and forced to go their separate ways and to lead very different lives. Twenty years later, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while married mother-of-two Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried - and if theirs is revealed, their lives will start to unravel all over again ...
I read Dorothy Koomson's The Woman He Loved Before last year and didn't want to put it down so I decided to read another of her books and chose The Ice Cream Girls.
Like The Woman He Loved Before, I couldn't stop reading as I was compelled to keep going to see what really happened that night. I love the way Dorothy Koomson writes, so beautifully and touching. I'm not one for crying at films or books but I have to admit to having a bit of a sniffle at times. The subject matter of The Ice Cream Girls can be tough to read at times and it is definitely not chick lit but I enjoyed it and I'll be catching up with Dorothy Koomson's older books in the future.