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The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

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The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

In 1986 two eleven-year old girls, Jade and Bel, met for the first time and were tasked with babysitting annoying four-year old Chloe.  By the end of the day Chloe is dead and Jade and Bel are charged with murder.  They have become infamous child killers to the general public and their current whereabouts has been tabloid fodder for years.  One of the terms of their release is that they never meet again, but a murder twenty-five years later brings these two women face to face.  Amber (Bel) is now working at a seaside carnival and Kirsty (Jade) is an investigative reporter.  Once again their lives come together and again it doesn’t seem that things will work out very well.


This book is more than just a thriller; that said it’s a very good thriller with lots of twists and turns.   This book makes you think, especially when we finally get the whole story of what happened the day that Jade and Bel were forced to babysit little Chloe.  Are children who murder essentially evil?  Can these children be rehabilitated and live normal lives?  Should the media, and the public at large, allow them to integrate into society?  There’s a lot to mull over (and gasp over!) when you turn the last page.

By | 2017-05-03T20:39:17+00:00 August 9th, 2013|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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