Sunday, 7 January 2018

Blog Tour: That Girl by Kate Kerrigan

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 fiancé 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".

Kate Kerrigan lives in County Mayo, Ireland, with her husband and children. Her novels include Recipes for a Perfect Marriage, shortlisted for the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award and Ellis Island, which was a TV Book Club Summer Read.

My thoughts?

I absolutely loved this un-put-downable read. It's the swinging 60s in London and three very different Irish girls leave Ireland for very different reasons and set up home in London. They end up working for gangland boss Bobby Chevron and while living above the club find out all about the seedier side to life.

Hanna had to flee her home and is forever looking over her shoulder. Lara was expecting to marry her sweetheart Matthew before he dropped the bombshell he was going to become a priest and Noreen, Matthew's twin is desperate to live a little in London before settling down with her fiancee. 

It's a story of everyday life, friendships, love, with a little bit of heartache and tragedy thrown in. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time and I keep recommending it to everyone!

*complimentary kindle copy from Netgalley & the Publisher

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