Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
Moving into a garden park community after their beautiful home was burned down definitely was a change for Pip and Grace as well as their mother Clare.
They lost everything in the fire and had to start from scratch. They also lost their father but not to the fire.
The park and specifically its residents were quite odd. The main characters were teenagers who could run free and do whatever they wanted in their park gardens.
There are a lot of present and past secrets hiding among the residents that keep up the intrigue from the first few sentences that tell of a young girl found in the bushes either unconscious or dead.
THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN was more about the characters and their personalities rather than having a plot. It was quite an unconventional book but the oddity of the book is what kept me reading.
Pip was my favorite character. She tried to stay away from the "gang" and not participate in all the bizarre happenings of the teenagers. A few of the adults were definitely different too and seemed to have the biggest secrets.
If you enjoy a different read with different characters along with a bit of a mystery, THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN is definitely a read you will enjoy.
The book's suspense and the guessing who caused the young girl to be found in the bushes was non-stop until the last word on the last page. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.