Author: Ruth Heald
Date Published: January 25, 2022
The New Girl is the story of a woman so desperate to escape her small town and get back to the city of London, that she naively enters into a work relationship that is toxic. Sophie is so caught up in proving herself at work that she doesn’t see how she’s been manipulated. And doesn’t see the past catching up to her until it’s too late. While you’ll have to suspend disbelief a ‘la My Fair Lady, the story is well told, and the twists and turns kept the pace going at a rapid clip.
Ruth Heald did an excellent job of describing the atmospheric and creepy apartment that Sophie is allowed to stay in rent free. You can just hear the creaks and footsteps along with Sophie, and every time she walks home alone, I want to scream at her, “take a cab!”.
Reading The New Girl was a great way to spend a couple of cold winter nights!
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for an advance reader’s copy for review.