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 is a pacy, highly readable psychological thriller, that takes on all the most popular tropes of the genre and mixes them up into an addictive unpredictable read.
Mary has left her abuser behind and is trying to make a new life for herself with the help of her best friend. However a new flat mate and haunting memory issues seem sure to thwart her.
I enjoyed The New Girl very much, apart from the fact that it involved one of my most hated cliches- that of an unreliable narrator who drinks and pops pills thereby making them unreliable. It really has been done to death and every time Mary swigged from her wine glass I growled to myself. Having said that, Ingrid Alexander manages to bring enough differences to that theme to make it more impacting, building the peripheral characters around it to create an excellent mystery element.
Overall The New Girl does exactly what it says on the tin- gives you a creative thriller that makes you second guess yourself up until the truth is revealed. So if that’s what you love, you’ll love this.
Personally I’d like to see less alcohol and more creativity in these things but that is subjective and I still banged through the novel in two quick sittings, this is a genuine page turner.
Recommended for fans of the genre.