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The Eighth Girl Reviews

The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

The Eighth Girl

Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

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Imprint: Pushkin Press
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication date: 4 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781782276944

In this unsettling, seductive psychological thriller, a young woman with multiple personalities is drawn into London's dangerous underworld, for fans of The Silent Patient and An Anonymous Girl.

5 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
22 Mar 2021

"The second I finished this extremely impressive debut, I went back to the beginning and read it again"

The Eighth Girl is the first novel from psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor Maxine Mei-Fung Chung. It is the story of Alexa Wú, a brilliant young photographer who hides the fact she has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder, from everyone except her best friend Ella, her therapist Daniel and her stepmother Anna. One of the causes of the disorder is trauma in childhood, and it soon becomes clear that Alexa’s childhood was horribly disturbed... The second I finished this extremely impressive debut, I went back to the beginning and read it again: I defy anyone else to do otherwise.

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