The Thunder Girls

The Thunder Girls – AD sent for review and giveaway #TheThunderGirls

I’ve always had a rather eclectic reading taste and over the years I’ve happily read a classic from Jane Austen before picking up a Jackie Collins book.  I’ve enjoyed both equally and nothing much has changed.  If you’re looking for something juicy to read whilst lounging in the sun this summer then I might have just the book for you.  I’ve just finished The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake, which is published by Pan Macmillan tomorrow as part of a blog tour.

The Thunder Girls

I’m taking part in this blog tour to showcase the first novel by Melanie Blake, and if you’ve enjoyed books like Valley of the Dolls and Rock Star, then you will definitely enjoy reading The Thunder Girls.

Back in the 1980s, a girl group was formed with four members – Chrissie, Roxy, Carly and Anita.  The Thunder Girls were huge, they were the biggest girl group around, with worldwide hits and the girls were dreaming of playing Wembley Stadium.

Their dreams were shattered when the record company Shine Records pulled the plug on the foursome and focussed on launching Chrissie Martin as a solo performer.  She became a superstar while the other three girls weren’t quite so lucky.

The Thunder Girls take us forward thirty years, and there’s a Rock Legends gig being put together with all the great stars from the 1980s set to perform.  Jack Raven, head of Shine Records, has agreed that The Thunder Girls will open the show and he’s relying on their old manager Rick to make it happen.

Rick had been going out with Roxanne from the group when they were left high and dry, and then went on to marry Chrissie.  They’d divorced and we catch up with Chrissie who has just returned from her honeymoon with her toyboy Scott.  Her world is shattered when she discovers that Scott has cleared out all of her bank accounts and has left her with nothing.  She really needs the money that the Rock Legends gig would offer, and Rick tells her that she is the one who needs to persuade the other girls to reform The Thunder Girls.

But after thirty years the feelings of betrayal and broken friendships, can Chrissie bring the girls together and turn all of their fortunes around?

There’s a good mix of characters and interwoven storylines as the novel unfolds.  Even though Chrissie isn’t the most likeable of characters, you want her to succeed and for all of the girls to make a change in their own lives.  It’s a good page turner and makes for a perfect holiday read in my opinion.

The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is out on the 11th of July, published by Pan Macmillan, priced £7.99 in paperback original.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference in case you fancy reading it for yourself (I do earn from qualifying purchases).

You might like to find out what other’s have thought to The Thunder Girls on the blog tour, details below:

The Thunder Girls blog tour

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.


I’ve teamed up with Pan Macmillan to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a paperback copy of The Thunder Girls worth £7.99.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck.

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The giveaway will close on 4th August 2019 at midnight.

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The Thunder Girls worth £7.99

81 thoughts on “The Thunder Girls – AD sent for review and giveaway #TheThunderGirls

  1. Hello! My favourite holiday read is anything by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. She really was a fantastic author, there are always so many characters in her books but they never feel muddled.

  2. I like a gripping thriller, but also an informative travel story. I’m on a budget tour of the south coast this year, so have downloaded “The Salt Path”.

  3. I usually go for something quite long so that I only have to bring one book. This year will be ‘It:’ by Stephen King

  4. Anything by Diane Chamberlain as I can be guaranteed I will love it so I don’t need to take backup books incase I don’t like my first pick

  5. I like to read books on holiday that actually make my brain work a bit, as I don’t really have time to read books like that at home with the toddlemonster. My favourite book was one called The Son by Philipp Meyer

  6. I enjoy re-reading some of the Classics while on holiday. Currently reading Persuasion on my Kindle in the evenings and in complete contrast I’ve just finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz during the daytime while recovering from long walks and cycle rides while on holiday.

  7. Anything by C L Taylor because she’s such a fantastic storyteller and her characters are so believable. Plus I love a good thriller!

  8. I love to read a good crime thriller in the sun i dont know why it just gives me the perfect opportunity to chill out and read

  9. There isn’t one book in particular, but I love taking whatever’s next up in my book pile. At the moment, it’s American Pastoral by Philip Roth

  10. The Holiday by T.M. Logan – absolutely compelling read, an amazing page turner with lots of tension – a brilliant book!

  11. If I can find one, I like to read a book set in the area I am holidaying – so long as its not a Thriller which will put me off!

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