The July Girls by Phoebe Locke

Every year, on the same night in July, a woman is taken from the streets of London; snatched by a killer who moves through the city like a ghost.

Addie has a secret. On the morning of her tenth birthday, four bombs were detonated across the capital. That night her dad came home covered in blood. She thought he was hurt in the attacks – but then her sister Jessie found a missing woman’s purse hidden in his room. Jessie says they mustn’t tell. She says there’s nothing to worry about. But when she takes a job looking after the woman’s baby daughter, Addie starts to realise that her big sister doesn’t always tell her the whole story. And that the secrets they’re keeping may start costing lives.



I’ve been so looking forward to reading this one and it didn’t disappoint.  It got right under my skin from the get-go.  You’re in for a treat.  It’s everything I want in a crime novel – it’s fast-paced, atmospheric, tense and really well crafted.

I had to remind myself to come up for air at times and read it over the course of two evenings.

The July Girls manages to maintain suspense and it’s quite difficult to predict what’s coming next.  Trust me, I tried!

I thought that, since we are about to step into July – this might be a perfect time to recommend you go buy it!

Thanks so much Netgalley for my copy of the The July Girls.





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Mother of Dragons, rugby coach and eternal dreamer. I love nothing more than being lost down the rabbit hole of books and my Kindle. With a pinch of empowerment, a teaspoon of solitude and the odd G&T I'm not shy of an opinion or letting you know what passions stir my mind! Musings of a binge reader.

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