The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.58 with 212 ratings (as of 11/7/18)

 

You’ve only just met.
But she already knows you so well.
When Rachel moves into the spare room in Mary’s flat, everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that there’s something strange about her. Everyone apart from Mary.

And when Rachel starts sleepwalking, everyone’s fears grow. But there’s something about the new girl that Mary can’t help but trust, and having recently escaped a toxic relationship …more on Goodreads

200 Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra is billed as a psychological thriller. The description definitely piqued my interest. Imagine meeting someone and they instantly know you so well. Then imagine letting the person move in with you. I was looking forward to reading this story.

The story is written using flashbacks that allows readers, as well main character, to figure what happened That Night. At the beginning I found myself having difficulty putting this down. Pretty quickly though I found the flashbacks were distracting and never really felt a connection with any of the characters. The characters were not well developed and, at times, their behavior was unbelievable.

Even if I had not agreed to finish the novel, I would have. I did not dislike the book but realized I was tempted to skim the end. The ending is interesting and I am glad I read it but, at the same time, I found it unbelievable. I dislike using the same adjective in such as short review but unbelievable would be an adequate description of how I feel about the story and the characters.

I liked that the chapters were short and that the book itself was a quick read.

Genre: Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Print Length: 352 pages
ISBN: 0008293813 (ISBN13: 9780008293819)
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Publication Date: October 4, 2018 (first published July 16, 2018)

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