As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed “The Ice Cream Girls” by the press and were dealt with by the courts.
Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while 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, everything will become a living hell all over again . . .
Gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming, The Ice Cream Girls will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love.
©2010 Dorothy Koomson (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd
"Another moving and thought-provoking read, this lives up to expectations" (Cosmopolitan)
"Absolutely fantastic. From the first page you'll be desperate to know exactly what happened" (Sun)
"Incredibly gripping" (Now)
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"Gripping from start to finish"
It's a once only kind of book - once you know the end it's a done deal
Poppy, she had coped incredibly well with her terrible prison sentence and continuing loss of her friends and family - I wanted to hug her!
Not much to laugh about it was too serious and tragic for that, it made me sad to see yet again how women can be subjected to these terrible events.
I just can't wait to see the dramatisation now!
"You might lose sleep"
Could hardly bear to put it down and found myself listening to it quite late. Unfortunately had the final twist figured out half way through but did not take away from the story.
I really did want to but just not practical
This was the first Dorothy Koomson that I listened to and I enjoyed it so much that I went on to download and listen to all of the rest available one after the other. A really good story with good characters and well performed.
"I adored this audio. I was completely gripped."
One of the top 5
When you find out who the murderer is
I have and they are all excellent
I felt for the young girls even when they are women. And I hated the teacher with a passion.
A must read/listen
"Couldn't stop listening - download now!"
I devoured this book - it really is the only way to describe it. I listened every moment I could. The narration by Adjoa Andoh was, as always, superb and Julie Maisey was new to me but really caught the character of Poppy for me. Their narration ensured that I had sympathy for both the main characters.
I have loved Dorothy Koomson's books, especially how they do not fall into normal chick lit genre as they always have a twist. The book is far superior to the television adaptation, personally I would give that a miss and listen to this instead.
"A few late nights"
A good portrayal of grooming and exploitation of vulnerable young girls. This is not to say that the book is voyueristic but, for those people who can't understand how youn people get sucked into such dependency, it does show how this happens.
That at least one character survives and thrives.
Did the voices well.
"Brilliant right to the end"
Well spoken, story line captivating, hard to leave down!
Plenty of wonderings throughout and eagerness to find out what happens next
Nothing, naration great
"Better than the TV version"
Fantastic book, really sucks you in. I couldn't wait for the TV adapation to be complete so cheated and bought the audio. Im so glad i did its a million times better than the TV version and has a totaly different ending (a much better one!) and extra characters.
Although its about a murder and a girl who you want to believe has been wrongly imprisoned it keeps you guessing all the way through and you get totaly absorbed in the lives of the people laid out in front of you.It has a very human quality,beautiful and strangely calming considering the subject matter.Loved it, will listen again.
enjoyed this story but the ending was disappointing. Easy listening though, and thought provoking at times
"2 girls, 1 story, but 2 lines - bad man"
A great book showing the bad in man
It is how the 2 lines intertwine, not one character
Angry, how bad people can be
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