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The New Girl Reviews

The New Girl  by Harriet Walker

The New Girl: A gripping debut of female friendship and rivalry

Harriet Walker

Score pending

2 reviews

Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 9 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781529304008

She's borrowed your life. What if she decides to keep it?

4 stars out of 5
Patricia Nicol
26 Jul 2020

"a pacey account of modern paranoias"

The New Girl by the Times fashion editor Harriet Walker offers a pacey account of modern paranoias. In its opening pages, the tightly wound fashion editor Margot interviews her maternity cover, Maggie...

What begins as a cleverly observed study of the pressure on women to identify as professionals or parents becomes a less convincing domestic noir. 


4 stars out of 5
Kate Saunders
17 Jul 2020

"The New Girl, makes several knowing references to The Devil Wears Prada. "

Although her husband tries to reassure her, Margot has an overwhelming sense of danger and, this being a thriller, she is absolutely right; the danger is all the scarier because it comes from somewhere unexpected. Walker’s inside knowledge of the fashion world will fascinate civilians, while her superbly paced plot keeps you up all night, compulsively turning pages.