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That Green Eyed Girl

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Transport yourself to mid-century New York in this compelling and evocative story of secrets, jealousy and hidden love

'Book of the Month' WOMAN & HOME
'Dazzling debut' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'So vividly evoked' CLARE CHAMBERS
'I was gripped from the first page' SARA COX


In the dimmed lights of their apartment, Dovie and Gillian love each other in secret. Mixing drinks, dancing to slow jazz, they guard their lives closely, knowing they'll never truly be safe.

And yet, outside, someone suspects the truth.

Gillian fears the worst, and grips on to Dovie more tightly. But Dovie, seeing the good in people, lets the door open . . .

Is this their chance to finally be free?

Or are they in even more danger than before?

'Superlative' RED
'Summer sparkles in this book and so does the prose' DAMIAN BARR
'Highly recommended' NIKKI MAY, AUTHOR OF WAHALA


'Broke me, put me back together. Just buy this. You won't regret it' 5* READER REVIEW

'The pacing is perfect, the voice is striking' 5* READER REVIEW

'So well written that you truly feel like you're there' 5* READER REVIEW

'The ending will floor you' 5* READER REVIEW

'I was blown away by this book! So evocative of the period' 5* READER REVIEW

'It would make a lovely film, with beautiful visuals and a killer jazz soundtrack' 5* READER REVIEW

'Pick it up if you wanted to be transported to mid-century NYC (and if you like a novel that makes you want to dance and weep in equal measure)' 5* READER REVIEW

'This is the kind of book that takes your heart in its hands' 5* READER REVIEW

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Not only assured, pacy and involving, but both heartbreaking and heartmending." - Hope Adams

"A cracking read. Compelling and stylish. I'll be thinking about Ava, Dovie and Gillian for a long time." - Claire Alexander

"I've spent the whole day reading this mesmerising book. Such a devastating, gripping story and stunning, powerful writing. Once I started I just could not stop." - Aliya Ali-Afzal

"From the killer first sentence until the final page, I was totally gripped by That Green Eyed Girl. Told across two timelines twenty years apart, it's deeply immersive, hugely addictive and, like the girl in the song, it will haunt me." - Paul Burston

"I so enjoyed That Green Eyed Girl. The atmosphere of city heat and dust and stifling apartments was so vividly evoked. And I was equally invested in both narrative strands . . . I was hooked from the beginning." - Clare Chambers

"I've just spent a couple of days in mid-century Manhattan, dancing in underground jazz clubs and feeling the sweat of summer on my skin . . . A smoky page-turner." - Jodie Chapman

"A poignant coming of age and a gorgeously romantic and tragic queer love story." - Isabel Costello

"I so enjoyed [That Green Eyed Girl]. I loved the evocation of NYC, the jazz, and the two storylines . . . so compelling." - Melissa Fu

"The mystery at the heart of this novel had me hooked from the start. I spent a weekend sitting in 1950s bars, listening to jazz with Gillian and Dovie, then skipping ahead twenty years to walk the same streets with Ava, remembering the awkwardness of being a teenager. Heartbreaking but with a satisfying ending, I will remember this book for a long time." - Louise Hare

"The pacing is perfect, the voice is striking. Highly recommend." - Nikki May

"Made me cry, took me to smoke-filled jazz bars, and made me want to dance. A brilliantly written, evocative and moving novel." - Anna Mazzola

"This book ... wow. So beautifully written, you feel you're there in New York, feeling everything the characters feel. A very original story that will stay with me for a long time." - Frances Quinn

"That Green Eyed Girl takes hold of you and draws you along. I loved the little connective details between the timelines and the unravelling of the gentle mystery of it all. Hits a perfect bittersweet note - I predict big things." - Kate Sawyer

"Wonderful . . . utterly transported me to the jazz bars and stuffy apartments of New York, while telling a moving and compelling story about a time in history I knew little about." - Neema Shah

"I loved this. Dovie and Ava are both such compelling characters and the evocation of time and place so strong - I was irresistibly drawn into their stories. Sad, rage-inducing and uplifting - a very emotional read." - Harriet Tyce

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