Praise

See what people are saying about The Eighth Girl and Maxine Mei Fung Chung.

“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.”

Adam Hamdy, Author of 'Black 13'

“An intricately woven character piece that doesn’t shy away from powerful storytelling. Chung’s writing is bold and full of immersive details, plunging you into the mind – or minds – of a real-life disorder many might know, but few understand. The tension is high, and I found myself reading obsessively. Brilliance in abundance.”

Courttia Newland, co-writer of the 'Small Axe' film series

“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!”

Wendy Walker, bestselling author of 'The Night Before'

“[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.”

Booklist

“[A] fascinating debut.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A multi-layered and compelling exploration of Dissociative Identity Disorder. The author’s expertise of the subject is clear. Intelligent, sensitive and totally engrossing.”

Will Dean, Author of 'Dark Pines'

“Fans of psychological thrillers will be curious to see what Chung comes up with next.”

Publishers Weekly

“[S]tunning and disturbing… Chung’s compelling debut plumbs the depths of trauma and its long-lasting effects on the human psyche.”

Library Journal