Drummer Girl by Bridget Tyler

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A page-turning who-dunnit races through the gloss and the grit on the music business. Five school girls from London set up a band and enter a talent contest. Glamorous Harper, their singer and the force behind them, is going to fight to succeed at all costs; she will win the trip to California for the band. For each of Toni, Lucy, Iza and Robyn there is as much commitment but they are less confident and far less sure that it will all work out. Their worries are well founded – all too soon the girls find put about another much, much darker side of the music business.


Drummer Girl by Bridget Tyler

It was supposed to be the summer of her life. Instead, 17-year-old Lucy finds her best friend Harper shot dead in an LA swimming pool. How did it come to this? Lucy Gosling is the drummer in Crush, a rock band formed by five London schoolgirls that has just won the UK semi-final of an international talent contest. But when the band lands in Hollywood for the big final, things are not quite as they seem. The band's lead singer, Harper, has just one thing on her mind - using sex, drugs and rock and roll, not to mention Crush itself, to win back her bad-news ex-boyfriend. Lucy must decide whether she's playing to Harper's tune, or setting the rhythm for the rest of the band.


Huge recommendation, one of the top teen contemporaries over the year so far The Book Bag 'an emotional and entertaining read

'Addictively readable novel'

'What I got from Drummer Girl was completely unexpected, but brilliant all the same.'

'packed full of awesomeness'

'I quite literally couldn't put it down.'

'A great read, it was fun, flirty and deadly.'

'dramatic, fast paced, and had an constant element of suspicion throughout'

'an addictive read that I struggled to put down, cleverly written and paced this is a definite must read for any music fans. A fantastic debut'

About the Author

Bridget Tyler wrote her first story, an epic drama about zoo animals, aged four. Her grandfather was president of OUP in New York and later bought the children's list, filling Bridget's childhood home with stacks of classic British children's literature. She went on to study creative writing in New York and London while earning her degree from NYU. After graduation, Bridget moved to Hollywood and worked her way up from assistant to feature film executive. She is currently a writer on USA Network's hit television show, Burn Notice.

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368 pages
Interest Age: From 13


Bridget Tyler
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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st May 2013




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