Genre:Drama, Women's Fiction
Release Date: May 19, 2020
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Margot is the object of every woman's envy: as an editor at Haute, she has a glamorous job, a beautiful new baby girl, a seemingly perfect life. But when Margot's lifelong friend, Winnie, loses her own newborn boy, their shared dream of pushing strollers together turns to ash. And then there is the matter of Margot's maternity temp: bright, plucky, ambitious Maggie--the young woman Margot chose, but who now seems to be trying to eclipse her in every possible way.
When a cyber-stalker emerges, mocking Margot's façade of perfection and threatening to expose a dark secret she's spent years repressing, Margot feels attacked from all sides. Soon, the innocent preoccupations of motherhood spiral quickly--and perhaps lethally--into a frightening and irretrievable paranoia.
The New Girl is whiplash-paced, and a harrowing look into the profound sense of insecurity that prowls deep in the psyches of women everywhere.
Margot Jones is about to go on Maternity leave from fashion magazine Haute and has handpicked her replacement, Maggie, a freelance journalist. Margot has picked Maggie thinking that Maggie could never stand in her shoes and be as successful a fashion editor as she is. Meanwhile, Margot’s best friend Winnie has suffered a tragic loss and is acting distant towards her. Combine these three elements and we have one heck of a story.
I quickly became immersed in this tale told from the alternating viewpoints of Margot, Maggie, and Winnie. With Margot’s due date coming closer Margot becomes more paranoid and insecure than ever before. Maggie is handling her new position at Haute much better than Margot anticipated. and Winnie has completely abandoned their friendship. Maggie is not as innocent as Margot thought and is she trying to permanently replace her? Winnie seems to be scheming against Margot and is holding a terrible secret over Margot’s head. With every new social media post Margot’s paranoia spirals.
I was completely caught up in this tale of secrets, betrayal and hidden agendas. With the surprise ending and well-crafted plotline I highly recommend this book.
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