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The Ice Cream Girls | [Dorothy Koomson]

The Ice Cream Girls

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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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  • Laura
    Newbridge, Ireland
    1/13/14
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    "You might lose sleep"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ice Cream Girls to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I really did want to but just not practical


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PurpleVelvetElf
    Milton Keynes, England
    9/5/13
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    "beautifully performed"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula Jennings
    reading, United Kingdom
    8/22/13
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    "I adored this audio. I was completely gripped."
    Where does The Ice Cream Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ice Cream Girls?

    When you find out who the murderer is


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have and they are all excellent


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh yes
    I felt for the young girls even when they are women. And I hated the teacher with a passion.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read/listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    Cornwall
    7/8/13
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    "A few late nights"
    What did you like most about The Ice Cream Girls?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That at least one character survives and thrives.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Did the voices well.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Surviving


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    LONDONDERRY, United Kingdom
    7/5/13
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    "Brilliant right to the end"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Well spoken, story line captivating, hard to leave down!


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Plenty of wonderings throughout and eagerness to find out what happens next


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing, naration great


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • zoe
    BEXHILL ON SEA, United Kingdom
    6/20/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. E. Bellwood
    United Kingdom
    6/17/13
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    "entertaining"

    enjoyed this story but the ending was disappointing. Easy listening though, and thought provoking at times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anke
    Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
    10/14/13
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    "2 girls, 1 story, but 2 lines - bad man"
    Where does The Ice Cream Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A great book showing the bad in man


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is how the 2 lines intertwine, not one character


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Not sure


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Angry, how bad people can be


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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