It’s publication day for Lesley Sanderson’s chilling debut novel, The Orchid Girls.

Published by Bookouture, it follows the dark story of two childhood friends united by a dark secret…

They called them the Orchid Girls. Grace. Molly. Charlotte.

One of them is in love. One of them is a liar. One of them is dead.

Fifteen years later Grace and Molly are worlds apart. Grace has a glittering career and a loving husband. Molly is a lonely, unemployed alcoholic. Grace has everything to lose. Molly has nothing.

And somewhere lies a photograph waiting to be unearthed – waiting to reveal a secret one of the Orchid Girls is desperate to keep hidden…

The Orchid Girls is a breathless, gripping and twisty story of love, obsession and dark secrets that will appeal to fans of K.L. Slater, The Wife Between Us and The Girl on the Train, and it’s already received glowing reviews:

Loved this. A gripping thriller full of secrets and lies.” Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request

I loved this book!! I was hooked from the first page and highly recommend… Absolutely twisted and amazing!!” Goodreads Reviewer

Amazing… A compelling tale of secrets, lies, manipulation, obsession, first love, addiction, denial, friendships and relationships… Had me hooked in and totally enthralled from the very first page… Keeps the reader guessing… Highly recommended.” Niki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars

Lesley Sanderson graduated from the Curtis Brown Creative six-month novel writing course in March 2016. The Orchid Girls was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize in 2017. She works as a secondary school librarian in King’s Cross, after studying French & Theatre Studies at Warwick University.