The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Part coming of age, part whack-you-in-the-throat thriller, this gripping, pacey story is unique and wonderfully twisty, leaning into our worst childhood fears and telling a tale of secrets as dark as the tunnels the characters explores. Urgent, unsettling, and sharp as a knife, The Quarry Girls is about a small town filled with big secrets, about betrayal, and about a buried-truth that’s about to come to light.
Narrated by the intensely likeable Heather Cash, a young drummer who, with her bandmates, navigates the treacherous waters of impending womanhood one deadly summer. The prose is haunting and elegant, the story beautifully told. This one absolutely shines!