Ever since BookExpo, and probably before that too, I’ve been looking forward to The Tenth Girl. I’m not normally one for ghost stories, as I’m the biggest scaredy cat, but Faring takes us on a mysterious journey that will hook any reader.
At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.
Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.
One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
TW: self-harm, pedophilia
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The Tenth Girl is deeply atmospheric and descriptive. It’s like watching a banner unfurl before your eyes as you take in the detail. The setting comes alive and with this mysterious psychological thriller it will haunt you. The strength of this book lies in its ability to transport, thrill, and captivate. I barely took any notes besides exclamations and shock because I was so immersed in the story and the twists and turns. The Tenth Girl is a story of different time periods, ghosts that span decades, tragedy, and conspiracy.
At times The Tenth Girl is delightful, unsettling, and I would seriously reconsider reading this before bedtime. Not only does it have the capacity to have you hearing echoes and imagining lurking eyes, but it will absorb you until you emerge bleary eyed hours later. There’s so much I want to discuss, but part of the thrill is experiencing the story first hand. Faring weaves us into The Tenth Girl with this dual perspective story. Mysteries, secrets, and whispers will grip you.
The Tenth Girl asks questions of cost and sacrifice, existence and penalty. As you turn the pages, you will only become further enchanted, almost like hearing a haunting lullaby from a dark forest. Faring’s masterful plot manipulation, suspense, and talent for surpassing expectations will make The Tenth Girl a perfect read for those who are craving deeply rich setting, mystery stories, and books that consistently shock you to your core.
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About the Author
Born in Los Angeles, Sara Faring is a multi-lingual Argentine-American fascinated by literary puzzles. After working in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, she worked at Penguin Random House. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies and from the Wharton School in Business. She currently resides in New York City.
Her first novel, The Tenth Girl, will be released by Macmillan/Imprint on September 24, 2019. Sara is represented by Sarah Bedingfield at Levine Greenberg Rostan Agency.
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