The Girls of Summer by Katie Bishop 🌟 Arc Review 🌟

I think this is a well written and intriguing story that is definitely worth the read if you’re in the mood for something a bit dark and, at times, uncomfortable because it deals with some sad topics.

Rachel goes with her friend Caroline to a small Greek island at the end of their vacation. What should have been a short stay results in something more when Rachel (17) meets an older man, Alistair. If you are like me, then perhaps you’re getting the idea that this is going to turn into a bad situation. There is definitely a little too much attention for the younger women on the island by older men.

While this story plays out, the present time is also being told every other chapter. Rachel is now married… (happily??? Doesn’t seem so much??) And when they visit the island, Rachel seems a bit unbalanced by her past catching up to her.

This was a difficult read for me considering the topic, but overall, I thought it was well done.

Content warnings for rape, sexual assault, pregnancy issues

Out June 6, 2023!

Thank you, Netgalley and Publisher, for this Arc!