On Sale: June 14, 2016
Featuring: Evie Boyd
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Thriller | Literature and Fiction | Historical
An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and
that moment in life when everything can go horribly
wrongâ€”this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of
Jeffrey Eugenidesâ€™ The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer
Eganâ€™s A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Northern California, during the violent end of
the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful
teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and
is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless
dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in
thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn
into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man
who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their
sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is
exotic, thrilling, chargedâ€”a place where she feels desperate
to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother
and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with
Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming
closer and closer to unthinkable violence.
Clineâ€™s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and
spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling
psychological insight. The Girls is a brilliant work
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