The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood is the story of two girls from opposite sides of the track, who meet one day when they are 11 years old. By the end of that day a 4 year old is dead, and they are charged with murder. All of England is outraged.
Bel is the step-daughter of a wealthy man, and Jade is the daughter of a poor farmer. After being convicted, Bel, who they judged to be the dominant one of the pair, was sent to a dismal juvenile facility, while Jade was sent to a facility where she was educated. When they are released and given new identities, Bel (now Amber) ends up working for an amusement park, and Jade (now Kirsty) becomes a journalist.
When Amber discovers the body of a serial killer’s third victim in the Hall of Mirrors in the park, Kirsty is sent to report the news. They quickly realize they know each other, and though neither one wants the association to possibly spark someone finding out, they are almost helpless to stop it.
The twists and turns in this book are enough to keep you very entertained. It can be rather dark, but has some very bright moments.
Favorite Quote from The Wicked Girls: “But let’s face it: society doesn’t really care who it blames, as long as it blames someone”
Read: March 2014