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The New Girl

The New Girl

She’s borrowed your life. What if she decides to keep it?

‘Keenly observed and brimming with tension, The New Girl is a must-read’ Clare Mackintosh


Glamorous Margot Jones is the fashion editor at glossy women’s magazine Haute, and pregnant with her first child. Margot’s used to her carefully curated life being the object of other women’s envy – who wouldn’t want her successful career, loving husband, beautiful house and stylish wardrobe?

Maggie, a freelance journalist, certainly knows she doesn’t measure up. So when Margot gets in touch to suggest she apply for her maternity cover at Haute, Maggie seizes the chance at living a better life – even if it’s only temporary.

But the simultaneous arrival of Margot’s baby and a brutal end to her oldest friendship sends Margot into a spiral of suspicion and paranoia. Are Maggie’s motives as innocent as they seem? And what happens at the end of the year when Margot wants her old life back – especially if Maggie decides she doesn’t want to leave?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 19th May 2020

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781529304015


A taut psychological thriller, and a chilling and intricate examination of the complexities of female friendships and rivalries
Charlotte Philby
New wave of postnatal punk
The Sunday Times
A magnificent rollercoaster of a book
Celia Anderson, author of 59 Memory Lane
Wonderfully drawn . . . Reveals something deep and real about the isolation of new motherhood. There were moments when I held my breath in this twisty tale, and moments when I caught my breath in sharp recognition.
Georgina Clarke, author of Death and the Harlot
Movingly portrays the fragility of friendship and the corrosive effect of mistrust and recriminations in a wickedly funny psychological thriller that's in turn brutal and tender
Publishers Weekly
A taut and tense debut . . . with a plot that is both pacy and rich with tension and a cast of unreliable and flawed characters. The New Girl is suspenseful and stylish writing at its very best.
The Literary Edit
Keenly observed and brimming with tension, The New Girl is a must-read
Clare Mackintosh
As smart and stylish as a fashion week catwalk show, this gripping debut kept me hooked late into the night!
Annie Lyons
Wonderfully twisty and richly psychological - a compelling read
Leaf Arbuthnot