#Blogtour #Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra @ingridwrites @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K #TheNewGirl #Netgalley
Release date - 16th July 2018
Book length - 352 pages
Publisher - Avon Books UK
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sabah from www.avonbooks.co.uk for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
You’ve only just met.
But she already knows you so well.
When Rachel moves into the spare room in Mary’s flat, everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that there’s something strange about her. Everyone apart from Mary.
And when Rachel starts sleepwalking, everyone’s fears grow. But there’s something about the new girl that Mary can’t help but trust, and having recently escaped a toxic relationship, she needs the support.
Rachel becomes a friend and an ally, and Mary soon discovers that they have more in common than she ever could have imagined.
In fact, Rachel seems to know more about Mary than she knows about herself…
THE NEW GIRL by Ingrid Alexandra is a dark and harrowing tale of abuse, friendship, and denial with plenty of twists along the way to keep you interested.
Mary is still getting used to making her own decisions and living her own life after finally escaping her abusive ex-boyfriend. Other than her Aunt and her best friend Caz there aren't many people that Mary can trust. But when they need a new flatmate and Rachel applies, Mary feels an instant connection with her, almost as if she knows her from somewhere, and when Mary's past is determined to catch up with her, it isn't long before everything starts to crumble around her in very unexpected ways.
From the beginning, we are thrown into Mary's life or snippets of it as Mary tries to explain what has happened to her so far. But we soon recognise that she can be an unreliable narrator as there are huge chunks of her life that are blank. Domestic abuse, drug addiction, and sexual assault are just some of the serious topics that are dealt with in this story so this isn't an easy-read thriller by any means.
THE NEW GIRL by Ingrid Alexandra is evenly-paced and the characters are intriguing even if they are unlikeable and distant at times. Overall, I found THE NEW GIRL to be a solid debut thriller.
Ingrid Alexandra is based in London. She was mentored by the Guardian First Novel Award shortlisted and Nestle Prize winning author Daren King and her work has previously been long-listed for The Ampersand Prize.
THE NEW GIRL is her first psychological thriller novel.
For more information:
Website - www.ingridalexandrabooks.com
Twitter - twitter.com/ingridwrites
Instagram - www.instagram.com/ingridalexandrawrites/
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