That Green Eyed Girl
Be transported to mid-century New York in this evocative and page-turning debut
by Julie Owen Moylan
Pub Date 12 May 2022 | Archive Date Not set
Penguin Michael Joseph UK, Michael Joseph
Pre-order this immersive, emotionally gripping novel about jealousy, loyalty, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love . . .
'Prepare to lose yourself in a tale of love, loss and deceit' SARA COX
'I was hooked from the beginning' CLARE CHAMBERS, AUTHOR OF SMALL PLEASURES
'Broke me, put me back together and made me cry. Just buy this. You won't regret it' 5* READER REVIEW
1955: In an apartment on the Lower East Side, school teachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth . . .
1975: Twenty years later in the same apartment, Ava Winters is keeping her own secret. Her mother has become erratic, haunted by something Ava doesn't understand - until one sweltering July morning, she disappears.
Soon after her mother's departure, Ava receives a parcel. Addressed simply to 'Apartment 3B', it contains a photo of a woman with the word 'LIAR' scrawled across it. Ava does not know what it means or who sent it. But if she can find out then perhaps she'll discover the answers she is seeking - and meet the woman at the heart of it all . . .
'Sad, rage-inducing and uplifting - a very emotional read' HARRIET TYCE, AUTHOR OF BLOOD ORANGE
'I will remember this book for a long time' LOUISE HARE, AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY CITY
'Not only assured, pacy and involving, but both heartbreaking and heartmending' HOPE ADAMS, AUTHOR OF DANGEROUS WOMEN
'Such a devastating, gripping story and stunning, powerful writing. Once I started I just could not stop' ALIYA ALI-AFZAL, AUTHOR OF WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH THAT GREEN EYED GIRL
'The pacing is perfect, the voice is striking' 5* READER REVIEW
'I was blown away by this book! So evocative of the period' 5* READER REVIEW
'It would make a lovely film, with beautiful visuals and a killer jazz soundtrack' 5* READER REVIEW
'Pick it up if you wanted to be transported to mid-century NYC (and if you like a novel that makes you want to dance and weep in equal measure)' 5* READER REVIEW