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Title: That Girl
Author: Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Published: January 1st, 2018
This is a very memorable story, focussing on the lives of three Irish girls, Hanna, Lara and Noreen and their lives. As the girls escape their very different lives in Ireland to move to London with very different motives and reasons for their escape. It is a real page turner, an enthralling read, transporting the reader back to the ‘swinging sixties’ and gangland London. It is a story of how the girls’ separate lives start to entwine, creating a tapestry that slowly develops to reveal a bigger picture filled with danger, angst and turmoil.
I’m trying not to give anything away about the plot! The story has great characters and is an emotional roller coaster ride! There are shocks and surprises along the way – and tumultuous times for all three girls as they become more involved in working for one of London’s most feared gangland bosses. There’s additional danger when people from their past come to call . . . .
This is a shocking, heartwarming, surprising and moving story of the three girls, their hopes, dreams, secrets, fears and friendship are all key to this amazing, dramatic story which I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending.
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
You can escape a place. But you can’t escape yourself.
Hanna flees the scene of a terrible crime in her native Sligo. If she can just vanish, re-invent herself under a new name, perhaps the police won’t catch up with her. London seems the perfect place to disappear.
Lara has always loved Matthew and imagined happy married life in Dublin. Then comes the bombshell – Matthew says he wants to join the priesthood. Humiliated and broken-hearted, Lara heads to the most godless place she can find, King’s Road, Chelsea.
Matthew’s twin sister, Noreen, could not be more different from her brother. She does love fiance John, but she also craves sex, parties and fun. Swinging London has it all, but without John, Noreen is about to get way out of her depth.
All three girls find themselves working for Bobby Chevron – one of London’s most feared gangland bosses – and it’s not long before their new lives start to unravel.