The New Girl: A gripping debut of female friendship and rivalry
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?
'A Devil Wears Prada -meets- Gone Girl mash-up, this is a deliciously heady concoction of fashion and fear, best gobbled down whole, over one lockdown weekend' Pandora Sykes
' I have not been as gripped and stunned by a story since reading Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl . I could not put it down. This is a masterpiece ' Emma Gannon
' A tense, sophisticated exploration of female friendships fraught with insecurities set in the ruthless world of fashion magazines. Gripping and thrillingly unsettling, it kept me reading through the night' Ruth Hogan
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