The Girls Inside

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Pub Date 29 Mar 2021 | Archive Date Not set

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A gripping, compelling psychological thriller about a cult, a fire, and the dark secrets that four young girls have carried with them but can no longer keep buried...

Blue grew up in the Black House.

In remotest Wales, Joseph Carillo recruited young, lonely women to join his community and adopt his erratic views. Blue's mother was one of them. But when the Black House goes up in flames, Blue escapes to freedom and never stops running.

Twenty years later, when Blue's old dormmate commits suicide, Blue receives a strange call. She has been awarded sole custody of Natasha's daughter. But things don't add up. The girls haven't spoken since the night of the fire.

As Blue begins to dig into Natasha's life, her suspicions take her all the way back to that fateful night...But will the truth help Blue to face her past, or will it put everyone she holds close in danger?

The addictive, dark and redemptive psychological thriller you've been waiting for in 2021 - for fans of Lisa Jewell, Louise Jensen, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor, Cara Hunter and KL Slater.

Praise for NJ MACKAY:

'Dark, gripping, unexpected. Insanely good - like, Dark Places good' ELLE CROFT

'Brilliantly plotted, tense and atmospheric' RACHAEL BLOK

'Grips you from the first line through to the nail-biting conclusion. Psychological suspense at its best' VICTORIA SELMAN

'Clever, unexpected, brilliantly plotted; I literally could not put it down' CLARE EMPSON

A gripping, compelling psychological thriller about a cult, a fire, and the dark secrets that four young girls have carried with them but can no longer keep buried...

Blue grew up in the Black House.
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#TheGirlsInside #NetGalley A must read. Joseph Carillo recruited young, lonely women to join his community and adopt his erratic views. Blue's mother was one of them. But when the Black House goes up in flames, Blue escapes to freedom and never stops running.Twenty years later, when Blue's old dormmate commits suicide, Blue receives a strange call. She has been awarded sole custody of Natasha's daughter. But things don't add up. The girls haven't spoken since the night of the fire.As Blue begins to dig into Natasha's life, her suspicions take her all the way back to that fateful night... Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for giving me an advanced copy.

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A good read, sinister and mysterious and held my interest well. The story centres around a commune from the past that was influenced by evil and ruined / cost many lives. The children who escaped the commune are now grown up, albeit with physical and mental scars. One such survivor is Blue who suddenly is told one of the others has taken her own life and had pre organised for Blue to take custody of her ten year old daughter. As we progress through the book we find out more about the past which gives us some clues about the present and all is not all that it seems. I guessed the twists but this did not detract from the overall experience and I felt the author built up an excellent, atmospheric and dark setting which made a compelling tale. I wanted to untangle and discover the secrets held within and that was the path we were, skilfully, led along.

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