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The Girls Inside

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409196938

Price: £2.99

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A gripping, compelling psychological thriller about a cult, a fire, and the dark secrets that four young girls have carried with them but can no longer keep buried…

Blue grew up in the Black House.

In remotest Wales, Joseph Carillo recruited young, lonely women to join his community and adopt his erratic views. Blue’s mother was one of them. But when the Black House goes up in flames, Blue escapes to freedom and never stops running.

Twenty years later, when Blue’s old dormmate commits suicide, Blue receives a strange call. She has been awarded sole custody of Natasha’s daughter. But things don’t add up. The girls haven’t spoken since the night of the fire.

As Blue begins to dig into Natasha’s life, her suspicions take her all the way back to that fateful night…But will the truth help Blue to face her past, or will it put everyone she holds close in danger?

The addictive, dark and redemptive psychological thriller you’ve been waiting for in 2021 – for fans of Lisa Jewell, Louise Jensen, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor, Cara Hunter and KL Slater.

Praise for NJ MACKAY:

‘Dark, gripping, unexpected. Insanely good – like, Dark Places good’ ELLE CROFT

‘Brilliantly plotted, tense and atmospheric’ RACHAEL BLOK

‘Grips you from the first line through to the nail-biting conclusion. Psychological suspense at its best’ VICTORIA SELMAN

‘Clever, unexpected, brilliantly plotted; I literally could not put it down’ CLARE EMPSON


A punchy, pacy thriller - I devoured it in a single day
Helen Callaghan, author of DEAR AMY
I couldn't put it down...a must read
Phoebe Morgan, author of THE DOLL HOUSE (on I, WITNESS)
If you're looking for a gripping read during lockdown, look no further. I've just binge read this clever, unexpected, brilliantly plotted thriller because I literally could not put it down. Incredible
Clare Empson, author of HIM (on FOUND HER)
I was gripped from the first page. Found Her is brilliantly plotted novel, tense and atmospheric. You will doubt and suspect everyone. Loved it
Rachael Blok, author of UNDER THE ICE (on FOUND HER)
A must-read. Dark, gripping, unexpected and with complex, layered characters. Insanely good - like, Dark Places good
Elle Croft, author of THE GUILTY WIFE (on FOUND HER)
Grips you from the first line through to the nail biting conclusion. This is psychological suspense at it's very best
Victoria Selman, author of BLOOD FOR BLOOD (on FOUND HER)
Absolutely gripping
Dame Jenni Murray on I, WITNESS