The Brighton Mermaid [review]

Title: The Brighton Mermaid Author: Dorothy Koomson Publisher: Century [Synopsis] Brighton Beach, 1993: Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears. Twenty-five years on, Nell… Continue reading The Brighton Mermaid [review]


The Friend [review]

Title: The Friend Author: Dorothy Koomson Publisher: Penguin Random House UK [Synopsis] What secrets would you kill to keep?  After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, a very popular parent, was almost… Continue reading The Friend [review]

The Ice Cream Girls – read this book!

The Ice Cream Girls book cover

I’ve finally got around to reading The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson, having been recommended it by numerous friends and family. I have to say, this novel is so great - it really drew me in and I couldn’t put it down! The story is told from 2 different perspectives; Poppy and Serena’s, both 38 years old… Continue reading The Ice Cream Girls – read this book!