Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Book Review for Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

 Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

Published April 23, 2024 by St. Martin's Press

Genre:  Mystery Thriller


Taken from Goodreads:   SISTERS, SECRETS, LOVE, AND MURDER... Sally Hepworth’s new novel has it all.

For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. As young girls they were rescued from family tragedies and raised by a loving foster mother, Miss Fairchild, on an idyllic farming estate and given an elusive second chance at a happy family life.

But their childhood wasn’t the fairy tale everyone thinks it was. Miss Fairchild had rules. Miss Fairchild could be unpredictable. And Miss Fairchild was never, ever to be crossed. In a moment of desperation, the three broke away from Miss Fairchild and thought they were free. Even though they never saw her again, she was always somewhere in the shadows of their minds. When a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, the foster sisters find themselves thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses. Or are they prime suspects?

A thrilling page-turner of sisterhood, secrets, love, and murder by New York Times bestselling author Sally Hepworth.


My Thoughts:  I could not put this book down!  I devoured every word in a short time frame, not wanting to ever stop reading.   I thought I had it figured out.. I was so very wrong!!   

Oh those girls, being in the foster care system is never easy much less when they have a foster mom like Mrs. Fairchild.  They were in hell.  At least they had each other.   As I read, I was brought right into their hell.   I had a fear of Mrs. Fairchild and was learning as they did what would set her off, although it was not always something they could predict.

The real question… who’s body is found under the house they had lived in and who had put it there?   I was sure I knew the answer, I mean all the clues led right to it.   Not so fast, this story was so full of twists and turns, ups and down, rights and wrongs that I found myself changing my guesses often.  

Darling Girls is a twisted, mystery, thriller with 3 foster children who became sisters and stayed sisters for the rest of their lives.      This book is PHENOMENAL!!   Go get your own copy ASAP!

Thank you St.Martin’s Press for a copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


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Meet Sally Hepworth (taken from her website):  Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, most recently Darling Girls. She is also the author of Uncharted Waters, published by Amazon Original stories in 2022. Several of Sally’s novels have been optioned for TV and film.  

Sally's novels are available around the globe in English and have been translated into over 20 languages. She has sold over one million books worldwide.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family.



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