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The ‘Eighth Girl’ is an exquisite exploration of childhood trauma and its impact on the psyche. Part thriller, part character study, I devoured this novel in one sitting, reflecting on each sentence, each passage and each astute observation of humanity. A true gem!
“Intricately plotted and sensitively written, ‘The Eighth Girl’ draws the reader into the dark heart of London’s underworld with relentless tension until the shock of the final reveal.”
“I am so impressed. I love Chung’s writing: The sheer joy she takes in the tones of the separate personalities, and the skill of her negotiation of what is actually a very complicated plot. It’s a brave and ambitious book.”
[D]ark and disturbing, this psychological thriller, told in the voice of multiple unreliable narrators, is filled with surprises until the end, and is a fresh take on the suspense genre.
[A] fascinating debut.
A clever twist, fans of psychological thrillers will be curious to see what Chung comes up with next.
Deftly written by an author whose professional expertise shines through, I was captivated by The Eighth Girl. A dark and disturbing tale set in London’s gritty underbelly, The Eighth Girl asks big questions about identity, truth and society.
A multi-layered and compelling exploration of Dissociative Identity Disorder. The author’s expertise of the subject is clear. Intelligent, sensitive and totally ENGROSSING.