The Wild Girls by Phoebe Morgan @Phoebe_A_Morgan @HQStories #publicationday #review

The Wild Girls (Phoebe Morgan)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO PHOEBE MORGAN πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ The Wild Girls is out today and I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts with you lovely people.

Massive thanks to HQ for my advanced e-copy that I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

It’s been years since Grace, Felicity, Alice and Hannah were together – The Wild Girls, as they were once called, are no longer so wild. Hannah has settled with a new baby and partner. Alice is now a teacher. Grace has gone to ground. Only Felicity seems to have the same spark she once had.

And now Felicity has invited them all on the weekend of a lifetime – a mini-break in Botswana to celebrate her birthday, a chance to put that night two years ago behind them, when things went so very wrong between them, and their bomb-proof friendship was shattered for ever.

But on arriving at the luxury safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles on Grace, Hannah and Alice. Felicity isn’t there to meet them. There’s no sign of the party she promised. The awful phone signal means that they are on their own, in the wild…

It’s a weekend with a difference. But who is hunting who?

What Did I Think?

What happened THAT NIGHT?? From the moment there was a sniff that something happened between this once tight and inseparable foursome, I knew I had to keep reading. There are hints throughout but my curiosity and mind ran wild!

Morgan crams a lot into those four days in Botswana. The remoteness of the location added to the claustrophobia of the story. With the lack of a host or lodge staff, I felt a deep sense of foreboding for the trio that had travelled from the UK. Where was Felicity??

Interspersed with sections of what should be an amazing trip are chapters that took me on a trip down Memory Lane. Snippets of the girls’ history. Snippets leading to something but I didn’t know what. This added to my already piqued interest in what caused such a divide between childhood friends. And that ending!!! Oh my!!! Seriously??! That was twisted!!!!

Devouring a book in a day for me is the sign of a pretty darn decent book and that’s what I did with The Wild Girls. It’s one hell of an addictive read!! I didn’t want to to leave my kindle alone. I am interrogating myself AC-12 style as to why have I never read anything by Phoebe Morgan??? I am kicking myself for not getting her previous books read. I’ve got them sat there patiently in mount TBR…. just unread…. note to self: read my backlog of Phoebe Morgan books.

Who Is Phoebe Morgan?

Phoebe Morgan is a bestselling author and editor. She studied English at Leeds University after growing up in the Suffolk countryside. She edits commercial fiction for a publishing house during the day, and writes her own books in the evenings. She lives in London and you can follow her on Twitter @Phoebe_A_Morgan, or find her blog about publishing and writing at www.phoebemorganauthor.com.

Her books have sold over 150,000 copies and been translated into nine languages including French, Italian, Polish and Croatian. They are also on sale in the US, Canada and Australia. Her four thrillers can be read in any order: The Doll House (2017), The Girl Next Door (2019), The Babysitter (2020), and The Wild Girls (2021).