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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,834 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Koomson Narrator: Robin Miles, Charlotte Parry, Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781470301040
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As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a high-profile murder. 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—Poppy headed to prison after being convicted for murder, and Serena was set free.

Twenty years later, after having led very different lives, Poppy is released from prison and keen to set the record straight about what really happened. The only problem is she has no one to turn to and no clue where to begin her hunt for Serena.

Meanwhile, Serena is married with children and wants no one in her present to find out about her past. Constantly looking over her shoulder, Serena knows she should come clean to her husband; however, she can’t seem to find the words.

With Poppy determined to salvage what’s left of her reputation, Serena may not have a choice in reopening a can of worms that may threaten both their lives—again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thought-provoking and moving tale about murder, betrayal, and life-shattering secrets.”

    Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Obsession

  • “[A] moving and thought-provoking read.”


  • “I truly enjoyed this suspenseful story filled with tragedy, but ending with major triumph. There were so many moment when I held my breath—the scenes were so vivid, I felt as I was right there experiencing all of their pain and mind control. It was a story that I didn’t want to put down, and I completely loved the ending. This is a writer that I will be sure to follow.”

    Victoria Christopher Murray, author of Friends & Foes

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and didn't want to have to put it down or for it to end. The storyline really drew me in and kept my attention I've had this for a while now as my son bought I for me for Mothers Day last year but I had only just got round to it. The style is very different from The Chocolate Run but I thought it was a better read then that as the storyline was much more interesting. Best one so far for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/12/2014

    " Loved the twist at the end of the book. Very compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Gourley | 2/1/2014

    " This was the first book I've ever read by Dorothy Koomson and I have to say I was completely hooked after the first chapter. Probably before that. Totally intriguing and I'm definitely glad I read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent read, real emotive writing... Conjured up such stronger feelings for me as a reader, I found it impossible to put down! Would recommend to anyone... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 1/22/2014

    " I was in the mood for a "page turner" and this fitted the bill perfectly. A really good read and I found myself caring about the two main characters. The only criticism is that its rather far fetched and often I found myself saying "oh come on!!" out loud because it just isn't realistic and I couldn't imagine events could escalate as they did when both girls had loving families. But if you just wnat a good read (and some pretty interesting psychological insights) I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 1/19/2014

    " The wonderful Dorothy Koomson! she never disappoints! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Harrison | 1/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, my only gripe is that I guessed the ending when I was only half way through the book. Great read though, another page turner from Dorothy Koomson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kshab102 | 1/11/2014

    " I had a connecting flight delayed by 6 hours. I did not notice. I *love* this author, but this book was especially captivating and had a wicked twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 1/8/2014

    " From the title and cover I thought this would be a light, frothy read. Wrong! The lives of two young girls are changed forever by a 'friend'. The story in places is both disturbing and sad. A surprisingly good story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/3/2013

    " Surprisingly good. I listened to the audio and enjoyed it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherinerobssister | 10/8/2013

    " Fabulous!! Couldn't put it down and that's what a book's all about- compelling if slightly disturbing. Please read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/19/2013

    " one of the best books ive read in a long time excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 4/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. Dorothy Koomson has an easy reading style but which makes you think about the subject. Think Jodie Picoult but maybe not quite as researched. A fabulous read and now looking for more by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evangeline | 2/18/2013

    " Found this to be much grittier than the fluffy cover led me to believe it would be. The author wrote convincingly about her subject material, she must have done her research. I was certainly very impressed. It was a real page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare Thompson | 1/1/2013

    " Brilliant book, real page turner, one of those books that make you burn the midnight oil. I really had empathy for the characters in the book, they seemed so real and kept the story alive. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiran | 12/29/2012

    " Really quite impressed by the depth of this book, especially in comparison to the other book I've read by this author - My Best Friend's Girl. Kept me guessing "whoddunit" right til the end. "

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About the Author
Dorothy Koomson wrote her first (unpublished) novel when she was 13 - and has been making up stories ever since. As a journalist she has written for several publications including The Guardian, New Woman and Cosmo. Her eight novels have all spent several weeks on the bestseller lists and have been translated into 30 languages across the world. Her seventh novel, The Ice Cream Girls, has also been adapted for television.
About the Narrators

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Charlotte Parry is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. She made her Broadway debut in the 2000 Tony Award–winning revival of The Real Thing and has also appeared in stage productions of As You Like It, Pygmalion, and The Importance of Being Earnest. She has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.