The Girl In Times Square - Paullina Simons Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007118937 / Author: Paullina Simmons / Genre: Fiction / This is a stunning and powerful contemporary love story, from one of the ... more
The Girl In Times Square - Paullina Simons ... best storytellers in this century. Lily's life is turned upside down with the disappearance of her flat mate, incredible revelations about her family and a personal discovery, all of which will affect her forever... 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.
Newest Review: ... about ill twisted fate. The lottery win does allow Lily to pay for her healthcare and expenses though so it was fortunate as ... more
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by - written on 14/10/08, updated on 14/10/08 (Very useful, 101 readings)
I decided to read this book because I love New York and love stories set there. I had never read anything by Paullina Simons before and have not read anything by her since but if I come across another of her books I'll probably take a look. The synopsis of this book interested me as it sounded original and unusual and I love books that are a little out of the norm. And this book didn't disappoint. PLOT The main character is a 20-something girl named Lily who is an art student in New York. She has recently split from her boyfriend and is in a lot of debt. Her life is normal and she likes the fact that odd things usually happen to other people. However her ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/05/07, updated on 31/05/07 (Very useful, 166 readings)
I added ‘The Girl in Times Square’ by Paullina Simons to my Amazon wishlist after reading a review of it. Despite my English Degree I am, and probably always will be, still a fan of trashy chick-lit, so I always have at least one eye out for novels that sound easy-to-read, but still maybe have that little something that makes them stand out from what we could very easily describe as a genre that is mainly full of very similar tales of little substance. ‘The Girl in Times Square’ sounded like it took a different approach to the genre. Simons’ novel centres around Lily Quinn, a normal college student who has just been broken up with. The start of the novel makes ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/01/11 (Very useful, 84 readings)
This is a review of the 2005 book 'The girl in Times square' by Paullina Simons. The front cover was intriguing, a Audrey Hepburn-esque girl sipping coffee. I love New York too so this book was speaking to me on many levels and was a must buy for me when I read the back cover. A little about the storyline In 'The Girl in Times Square' we follow Lily, a 20 year old student and waitress who lives in Brooklyn away from her parents who have moved to Maui and the first thing we learn is that her flatmate Amy has gone missing. This is nothing unusual to Lily as Amy is often missing for a few days so she doesn't seem unduly worried. A missing person ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/10/08 (Very useful, 196 readings)
Recently I've been getting through about a book a week on average, some books take me less time as I find I can't put them down while other books take me more time as I generally can't be bothered reading them. One of the latest books I've just finished is "The Girl in Time's Square" by Paullina Simons which was one of the most moving and unique books that I've ever read. Paullina Simons is an author that I'd never actually heard of before picking this book up in the library. However since then I've learnt that she was born back in 1963 in America and currently still lives in America too. She used to be a financial journalist and since beginning her ... Read the complete review
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