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The Girl in Times Square

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By (author) Paullina Simons

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  • Publisher: Harper
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 40mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007118937
  • ISBN 13: 9780007118939
  • Sales rank: 9,017

Product description

A stunning and powerful contemporary love story from one of the best storytellers this century. What if everything you believed about your life was a lie? Meet Lily Quinn. She is broke, struggling to finish college, pay her rent, find love. Adrift in bustling New York City, the most interesting things in Lily's life happen to the people around her. But Lily loves her aimless life ...until her best friend and roommate Amy disappears. That's when Spencer Patrick O'Malley, a cynical, past his prime NYPD detective with demons of his own, enters Lily's world. And a sudden financial windfall which should bring Lily joy instead becomes an ominous portent of the dark forces gathering around her. But fate isn't finished with Lily. She finds herself fighting for her life as Spencer's search for the missing Amy intensifies, leading Lily to question everything she knew about her friend and family. Startling revelations about the people she loves force her to confront truths that will leave her changed forever. From a master storyteller comes a new heart-wrenching, magnificent and unputdownable novel. This is the odyssey of two young women, Lily and Amy, roommates and friends on the verge of the rest of their lives.

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Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad in 1963. As a child she emigrated to Queens, New York, and attended colleges in Long Island. Then she moved to England and attended Essex University, before returning to America. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

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By Christina 16 Jul 2011 4

I LOVED this book!!!
It was my first 'crime' book that I have read, even though it does involve a romance plot as well, it definitely has provided me with the incentive to read more of that genre.
My theories continuously changed, the book made me think about each event intensely throughout the day and night... I was absolutely hooked!
Paullina has definitely done it again for me :)
I love her writing, I love the story and most of all I love the characters.
The only thing that is keeping me from upping this rating from my opinion of 4 and half stars is the beginning, I wasn't fully satisfied with the story until about half way through the book.

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Praise for Tully 'Pick up this book and prepare to have your emotions wrung so completely you'll be sobbing your heart out one minute and laughing through your tears the next... Read it and weep - literally' Company Praise for Tatiana and Alexander 'This has everything a romance glutton could wish for: a bold, talented and dashing hero, a heart-stopping love affair that nourishes its two protagonists even when they are separated and lost, a long and bitter military campaign, plus personal excavations into the past. It also has - thank goodness - a welcome sense of humour and discernible characters rather than ciphers' Victoria Moore, Daily Mail Praise for The Bronze Horseman 'Pulling off the passionate love story embedded in a truly epic narrative is a difficult thing to do. Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind remains the blueprint for the genre... it's quickly apparent that the Russian-born author Paullina Simons has the measure of this kind of epic romantic saga. The power of her descriptive writing, the vividness of the historical detail and, most of all, the strength of her central characters mark out her novel as a considerable achievement.' Barry Foreshaw, amazon