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Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication The New Girl by Ruth Heald, published by Bookouture.

Book Description

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.

Behind her dream life hides the perfect nightmare

It’s been a minute since Ruth Heald’s last book, so when I was made aware of The New Girl, I was thrilled to see that she was back! From my experience of reading Heald’s work, she certainly knows how to weave a tale that locks the reader in from start to finish and for me, this was also the case with The New Girl.

The New Girl is a gripping and intense tale with a believable plot and a vunerable lead at the helm, that I was able to instantly connect with. A traumatic event provides a back story that shapes the story in the present, its fast pace and twists makes for a real page turner. Revelations, although not all surprising, still have an impact and it all culminates in a very riveting read.

Thank you to Ruth Heald, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The New Girl, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


The New Girl Books on Tour

Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The New Girl. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.

Let’s Get to Know Ruth Heald

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.



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