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