Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

Darling GirlsDarling Girls by Sally Hepworth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A compelling domestic suspense with a clever, utterly beguiling plot and expertly crafted, deeply flawed and relatable characters. I was completely hooked from the start.

The story is told from the past and present POVs of Jessica, Norah, and Alicia, as well as one unnamed mysterious POV. With so many POVs and timelines, it could’ve been confusing, but Hepworth expertly managed each of these threads, winding them beautifully together into a taut, sinister, impossible to predict story.

The three protagonists – Jessica, Norah, and Alicia – were all rescued from family tragedies and raised by Miss Fairchild. But Miss Fairchild wasn’t what everyone expected. In a moment of desperation, they escaped. Now, as adults, a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, forcing them back to the place they swore they’d never return. But are they witnesses? Or suspects?

Fresh, sharp and surprising, with a twist I didn’t see coming. I highly recommend!

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