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The Girlfriend

A Novel

Sarah Naughton


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Digital Audiobook (3/5/2018)


The perfect brother. The perfect boyfriend. The perfect lie.

Mags doesn't believe her brother's fall was an accident. In that forty-foot stairwell, he didn't just slip over the edge.

But there is only one witness, Jody, the girlfriend grieving at his bedside.

Which is another story Mags doesn't believe.

Because Jody likes telling stories, and this may be her most twisted one yet.

As Mags begins to unearth the secrets hidden in her brother's wake, she finds she isn't just looking for the truth. For Mags, this is more than a simple tragedy. This is an opportunity for revenge.

Praise For The Girlfriend: A Novel

"A perfect example of how a psychological thriller should be written -- intricately plotted and full of shocking surprises." — Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

"...deliciously clever -- I still haven’t stopped thinking about the magnificent, twisted construction of it. The characters were massively addictive and more so because they defied traditional convention." — Emma Kavanagh, author of After We Fall and Missing Hours

"A gripping thriller. Delivers suspense, twists, and sharp writing." — Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of I Found You

"Dark, confidently written, expertly plotted. It’s one of the best debuts I’ve read. It deserves to be massive." — Julia Crouch, author of Her Husband’s Lover

"I thoroughly enjoyed...sympathetic characters and neckbreaking twists - highly recommended." — Jenny Blackhurst, author of Before I Let You In and How I Lost You

"...plenty of satisfying twists here to help scratch the itch for impatient suspense readers. Naughton, primarily known as a children’s author, shows promise in the ever-expanding field of women-centered suspense. " — Booklist

"Naughton’s debut adult thriller is a major one. For those who share my fondness for good
psychological thrillers, this is one of the year’s "must reads." — Popular Culture Association

Sourcebooks Landmark, 9781492651246, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

About the Author

Sarah J. Naughton lives in Central London with her husband and sons. She is known for her children’s writing, and THE GIRLFRIEND is her first adult novel.