As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. 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. Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set the record straight about what really happened, while Serena wants no one in her present to find out about her past. But some secrets will not stay buried – and if theirs is revealed, everything will become a living hell all over again …Gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming, The Ice Cream Girls will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people you love.
Ever since I read My Best Friend’s Girl, I’ve been a huge Dorothy Koomson fan. I’ve loved every novel of hers I’ve read, so had high hopes for this one. I wasn’t disappointed.
The 2 main characters Serena and Poppy are both so loveable from the off, but you go from one chapter to another (from 1 point of view to the other) almost hating the other one because of what you thinks she’s done. But then it changes point of view and your perception changes when you think the other did it. Then it changes again, and again and again – so clever!
I spent the whole of the novel trying to work out what had happened, but it was a massive surprise when it actually came out.
I cannot recommend this novel enough. Although if I’m totally honest, I didn’t enjoy it as much as My Best Friend’s girl, but that says more about how much I loved that one than this one. Go, read it, I promise you won’t be disappointed!