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Whenever I see a girl with a gold bikini, I think of Princess Leia. Here on the Gold Coast, gold bikinis are common, so I think of Princess Leia a lot.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Grace has deferred her law degree and ducked out of her friends’ gap-year tour of Asia. Instead, she’s fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a private investigator, following in the footsteps of
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by Wakefield Press

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Brooklyn Tayla
I received a copy of this gorgeous gem of a book,The Girl With The Gold Bikini,from Wakefield Press in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.
I loved this book! It’s so unique and full of fun, pop culture references aplenty and a wonderful main character with a plot that just kept me turning the pages!
I absolutely adored Olivia Grace, I just found her to be so unique and carefree and love how she literally chased her dream of becoming a Private Investigator, choosing not to go on
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Poppy Nwosu
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun, fast paced and actually hilarious, this book for me was such an easy and joyful summer read! The crazy situations Olivia keeps throwing herself into were very amusing and I kind of liked that she was a bit of a mess! But a strong sassy mess!
This one was so much fun!
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Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Review to come as part of the AusYABloggers and Wakefield Press tour.
Ellie King
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Set in two of my favourite places in the world, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, The Girl with the Gold Bikini is a fun, sassy and empowering story of Olivia Grace and her life as she tries to work out where she fits in this world. Having always wanted to be a private investigator she puts her university acceptance and gap-year holiday on hold to take her job with her childhood friend Rosco. Olivia is a wonderful main character. She is smart, confident, unique and full of Star Wars references. Her ...more
Nadia King
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Grace is on a gap-year and is a private investigator in her childhood friend's detective agency on the glittering shores of the Queensland Gold Coast. Olivia may have feelings for Rosco, her childhood friend, if she ever admits them to herself, and becoming a detective like Nancy Drew requires Olivia to challenge every part of herself.

The Girl with the Gold Bikini is Lisa Walker's second YA novel and delivers a contemporary spin in the tradition of Nancy Drew and my all-time favourite
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Lisa Walker delivers a sharp-witted, delightful romp with her latest novel, The Girl With the Gold Bikini.

Having deferred her law degree and forgone a backpacking tour around Asia with her best friends, Olivia Grace is fulfilling a childhood dream by working as a private investigator-in-training on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Working for her entrepreneurial (and attractive) former neighbour, she is disappointed to be mostly running internet searches, rather than saving the day like her idols
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Bree T
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Olivia Grace has just finished school and although she has an offer from a university waiting for her, she has avoided a gap year in Asia and instead has taken a job as an assistant in a private detective agency. It’s the opportunity to live those childhood dreams out – Olivia is an avid Nancy Drew fan and she wants to be in the thick of investigations, rather than completing background checks and doing paperwork. She’s working for Rosco, a childhood friend that she used to play with…..but as ...more
Star
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Content warnings: Light sexism, light fat shaming/body shaming, references to sexual assault (non descriptive)

First of all, I want to give a massive thank you to Wakefield Press for providing me with a copy of this book.

I adored Lisa’s first book, Paris Syndrome, and found that there were some similarities of what I loved from that book in this one.

Lisa’s writing style is so easy to read and enjoy, and the chapters were short, which made this book feel like such a fast read. The plot also helped
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Becca
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Set on the Gold Coast, The Girl With the Gold Bikini follows Olivia Grace; an 18 year old amateur private investigator.

The fast paced novel was a playful, quick read. It had me constantly smiling, and I definitely related to Olivia on more than one account.

The story flowed extremely well, and had very little dull moments. The Australian setting was familiar, which I really enjoyed and resonated with.

This was my first novel by Lisa Walker; I can't wait to read more of her books especially if
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jazz Monkey
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Walker writes with such heart, optimism and sun-fuelled energy, I’d follow her characters anywhere.

Her latest novel, The Girl With the Gold Bikini, delivers her trademark wisecracking heroine – this time, Olivia Grace – as she negotiates love, family, the social and political intrigues of the Gold Coast, and herself.

Breakneck page-turning, good old-fashioned fun, with a madcap Nancy Drew-esque mystery plot that is constantly surprising, here’s a beach read – literally – to keep you
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Lisa's latest novel is 'The Girl with the Gold Bikini' (2020). She s also the author of 'Paris Syndrome', 'Melt', 'Sex, Lies and Bonsai', ‘Liar Bird’, and ‘Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing'.

Lisa's half-hour radio play Baddest Backpackers aired on ABC Radio National in 2008. She was a finalist in the ABC Short Story Award and winner of the Byron Bay Writers Festival short story award. Her
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