This week I read “The Girls:A Novel” by Emma Cline. I can’t remember how this book got added to my “to read” list. Honestly I wasn’t even sure what it was about when I started it. But I’m glad I stumbled on it.
The story follows the life of Evie switching back and forth from her 14-year-old self in 1969 to her present day middle-aged, single and unemployed self. At 14 Evie falls into a California “cult” that has all the markings of Charles Manson and Helter Skelter. Evie is a lonely and unhappy teen and finds what she believes to be people who care about her in the cult.
But of course things turn bloody – And I found the bloody part difficult to read.
A set of lucky circumstances keeps Evie from completely ruining her entire life, unlike other characters in the book, but Evie’s experience brands her and keeps her from ever truly being happy.
A haunting story so much like real life events.
“The Girls:A Novel” by Emma Cline ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Next up – “The Dollhouse: A Novel ” by Fiona Davis