The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

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The Ice Cream Girls
Cover of The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
Author(s) Dorothy Koomson
Published 2010
Publisher Sphere
Genre(s) Domestic Thriller
Age group Adult

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson is an adult thriller novel, originally published in 2010.

Trigger Warnings

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  • Blood
  • Child abuse
  • Death of a friend
  • Domestic abuse
  • Drugs (mentioned)
  • Grooming
  • Homophobia
  • Murder
  • Panic attacks
  • Paedophilia
    The dual-protagonists are groomed by their teacher when they're fifteen.
  • Prison
  • Rape (several scenes)
  • Self-harm (explicit)
    Several references and there is a graphic scene of a character doing so.
  • Sexual content
  • Smoking
  • Stalking
  • Suicide (mentioned)
  • Victim blaming


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Black protagonist*