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The New Girl: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist perfect for fans of Friend Request Paperback – 3 April 2019
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- ASIN : 0008293813
- Publisher : Avon GB (3 April 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780008293819
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008293819
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Customer Reviews:
‘A gripping thriller, expertly paced’ Woman’s Weekly
‘What an addictive novel! A compelling page-turner filled with suspense. I didn't know who I could trust, so I mistrusted everyone – and my feelings towards each character changed throughout thanks to Ingrid Alexandra's clever plotting and characterisation. A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying read.’ Sam Carrington
‘Ingrid Alexandra creates incredible tension from page one. A thoroughly unsettling read – in the best way possible!’ Sarah Bailey
‘A beautifully edgy thriller from a powerful new voice. The narration is convincing and the story zips along at a terrific pace. Sheer class.’ Daren King, Guardian First Novel Award shortlisted and Nestle Prize-winning author
'I couldn't stop reading it … The writing is very assured, and the plotting is like a clock. THE NEW GIRL is a thrilling debut, with the most shocking twist since THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.' Ruth Dugdall, CWA Debut Dagger winner
‘A wonderfully-crafted story that takes you hostage from page one and never lets you go.’ Rick Mofina, USA Today bestselling author
A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist perfect for fans of Friend Request
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I don’t want to say any more about the plot of THE NEW GIRL in case I give away any of the crazy plot twists! I read this novel very quickly because I was constantly on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was really going on. I never would have guessed the ending of this novel in a million years and the final reveal was so well done. 4 stars!
She may live in the UK now, but we will still claim her as our own! Sydney's own Ingrid Alexandra is making a big name for herself as a best-selling thriller author, as her debut novel hits stores here is Australia next month! Out now in the UK, it is a complex, chilling and crazily-twisted read that I devoured in one sitting - glued to my chair!
Mary and her best friend Cat move from Melbourne to Sydney after Mary leaves an abusive relationship. They live in an eastern Sydney apartment by the beach with a flatmate, however they need extra funds and a new housemate so Rachel soon moves in. Everyone thinks there is something odd about her and Mary is the only one who really connects with her. But Rachel seems to know a lot about Mary. More than she should. What exactly is it that she is hiding?
I thought this was a great read! Twisted and chilling, it was impossible for me to put down!
The writing was excellent! Gradually, small parts of information became clear as you went along, which built up some awesome tension, and it had some MAJOR twists and turns.
The characters were all really well imagined. You couldn't know who to trust, who was playing or being played. I love books that do that! No character was reliable and it left it open for anything to happen! There was drama, action, so many psychological twists and turns, and even a little romance!
The only problem I had was that the ending was a little TOO twisted. A little too out there. But I still enjoyed it. Those twists and turns, Man! They were something!
Would I recommend The New Girl?
Absolutely! Thriller fans will eat this one up. It was REALLY well imagined and well written and I have no doubt that we will be seeing much more from this talented Aussie author in the future!
*Thanks to Avon books and the author via Netgalley for a copy of The New Girl in exchange for my honest review.
For the most part this was a good story. It had enough mystery and thrills to keep me interested. I felt the ending wasn't a huge revelation but I think that is because for me this book got rather personal. I have a lot in common with two of the characters in this so by half way through I'd already guessed one of the big twists that was revealed to readers by the end. It also for that reason, made it a hard read in parts. I tried to put that aside though when thinking about how to rate this. It was a good story. I didn't find it boring and with all books in this genre, I ask myself one question. Does it keep me guessing? And yes, again, for the most part it does. I feel that if I didn't have the personal connections to this then I probably wouldn't have figured out parts of it prematurely. Looking at this from the perspective that if I didn't work things out, I would have been questing right until the end and would have been surprised by it.
I liked all the characters. I did doubt them all at times and that's what makes me like this book. The not knowing what is really going to happen with each character and who is being honest or a fake. Having all the pieces fallen into place at the end, again for me was predictable, but I still enjoyed reading it and having the author write it all the way she did. I wasn't disappointed with this and I would recommend it. It's not a huge intense thriller but it's still worth reading.