The New Girl by Ruth Heald

I’m so delighted to tell you about this thrilling book today, as part of the book tour. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

The New Girl: A totally addictive psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist

Behind her dream life hides the perfect nightmare.

I couldn’t believe it when I got the call to offer me my dream job. It was right in the heart of the city with a flat provided. I jumped at the chance and within weeks I had made new friends and started to date a wonderful man. For the first time in years, I felt safe.

It’s a world away from the life I ran from…

But soon strange things begin to happen in my flat: odd noises in the night, the feeling that I’m being watched. When I discover an old dress hidden behind my wardrobe and wear it to work, the atmosphere chills instantly. The dress belonged to a girl my boss would rather forget. The girl before me who vanished without a trace.

I tell myself not to worry; that I’m just imagining things. But when a young woman arrives on my doorstep, she warns me to leave my new life behind. She tells me there are more girls like me and we are more connected than I could have ever imagined.

Then I come face to face with the reason I ran all those years ago and it soon becomes clear: someone knows my secret. And they will do anything to keep me silent.

A totally gripping, unputdownable and twisty psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and You.

My Review:

This book gripped me right from the very arresting prologue and I found it impossible to put down.

Sophie is very likeable, and it’s hard not to want things to work out for the best for her, but I couldn’t help but feel that she was a bit naïve as events progressed. The expression that if something seems too good to be true that it usually is, made me wish that I could get inside the book and warn her not to be so trusting!

It’s impossible to know who to trust in this web of lies and deceit. Sophie has her own secrets from her past, and I couldn’t figure out if this was linked to the present day, but this very clever and twisty plot keeps you guessing until it all comes out at the end.

The tension and sense of danger builds in this book until the climactic ending, and the epilogue finishes it off just perfectly.

I really enjoyed this thoroughly engrossing and addictive book, and would really recommend it for anyone who likes a good psychological thriller.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Author Bio:

Ruth Heald is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers THE WEDDING, I KNOW YOUR SECRET, THE MOTHER’S MISTAKE and THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, and the relationship drama 27: SIX FRIENDS, ONE YEAR.

Ruth studied Economics at Oxford University and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting. She worked at the BBC for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with two children and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives.

You can connect with Ruth on Twitter @RJ_Heald, or Facebook /RJHealdauthor


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