5 Lounge-Chair Reads: The Girls of Summer
If you’re looking for this year’s Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train, there are several ladies to choose from.
The Girls by Emma Cline scored a $2 million advance and centres on a lonely teen drawn to a cool group of girls who will soon become infamous as a cult with a charismatic male leader, inspired by the story of the Manson Family.
Not to be confused with The Girls by Lisa Jewel, a suspenseful look at the dark secrets of a posh London neighbourhood after preteen Pip discovers her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner during a communal garden party.
In Teresa Toten’s Beware that Girl we meet Kate, a con artist and “have-not” determined to become a “have” no matter what the cost.
Of course, if romance is more your thing, try Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane.