The New Girl

The New Girl

How far would someone go to replace you? A new mother on maternity leave grows increasingly paranoid about her ambitious young temp in this Hitchcockian debut from the fashion editor at The Times (UK) .

Margot is the object of every woman's envy: as an editor at Haute, she has a glamorous job, a beautiful new baby girl, a seemingly perfect life. But when Margot's lifelong friend, Winnie, loses her own newborn boy, their shared dream of pushing strollers together turns to ash. And then there is the matter of Margot's maternity temp: bright, plucky, ambitious Maggie--the young woman Margot chose, but who now seems to be trying to eclipse her in every possible way.

When a cyber-stalker emerges, mocking Margot's façade of perfection and threatening to expose a dark secret she's spent years repressing, Margot feels attacked from all sides. Soon, the innocent preoccupations of motherhood spiral quickly--and perhaps lethally--into a frightening and irretrievable paranoia.

The New Girl is whiplash-paced, and a harrowing look into the profound sense of insecurity that prowls deep in the psyches of women everywhere.

Title:The New Girl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984819970
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    The New Girl Reviews

  • Dita

    Never assume you know what someone's life is really like...no matter how great it appears to be from the outside.Insecurities, jealousy, cyber bullying and grief/loss are all on full blast in The New ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    And I can hear Switzerland’s national anthem, breathing in the mischievous and tempting chocolate smell and I can feel “let’s meet in the middle”, this is not my favorite novel but it’s also...

  • Irena BookDustMagic

    Review to come....

  • Bam cooks the books ;-)

    This was purportedly a thriller that turned out to be not so much of one. A little disappointing in that regard. To me it was more about female relationships. And that age-old bitchy adage that 'her s...

  • Darla

    Can a woman really "have it all?" She has the dream job. The husband. A baby on the way. What will happen to the job during maternity leave? This thriller explores the themes of mother vs. career woma...

  • Tonya

    Release date May 19, 2020!!!!I have started this review several times and keep stopping, mostly because it is hard to explain how strongly this book had me reacting and cringing before turning pages.....

  • Faith

    This was too women’s fiction for me - pregnancy, fashion, someone with a secret. Once I figured out that there was nothing “Hitchcockian” about it I went to the last chapter. I’m glad I skippe...

  • Denise

    I'm not quite sure how to adequately describe this one and how I felt about it. I almost gave up on it around the 20% mark, but kept on because I have a weird thing about giving up on books; and somew...

  • Anne

    I have to admit I was weepy at the end of this lovely novel! I love books about fashion even though I'm not terribly fashionable myself. Margot is pregnant and about to deliver so she and Haute Magazi...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    This isn't your typical thriller, it is a slow burn, not a fast paced heart pounding read, but so enjoyable none the less. The writing is engaging and the plot thickens as you delve inside the lives o...