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The Eighth Girl


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Maxine Mei-Fung Chun > is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Trained in the arts, she worked as a Creative Director for ten years at Conde Nast, The Sunday Times and The Times. She lives in London with her son. The Eighth Girl is her first novel.


In The Eighth Girl, Maxine Chung has created a searing portrait of a young woman with multiple personalities who is drawn into London's underbelly. An electrifying, thought-provoking and unflinching novel.--Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee
"An authentic and heart-rending page-turner. An exceptional debut from a talented author. I can't wait to see what she writes next." --Clare Macintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go
"Chung does an excellent job balancing the ensuing dramatic tension with a sharp portrayal of [dissociative identity] disorder, which also plays a crucial role in building suspense."--Los Angeles Times
"Intricately plotted and sensitively written, The Eighth Girl draws the reader into the dark heart of London's underworld with relentless tension until the shock of the final reveal." --Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
[D]ark and disturbing, this psychological thriller, told in the voice of multiple unreliable narrators, is filled with surprises until the end, and is a fresh take on the suspense genre.--Booklist
Fans of psychological thrillers will be curious to see what Mei-Fung Chung comes up with next.--Publishers Weekly
"[A] fascinating debut."--Kirkus Reviews
"[S]tunning and disturbing...Chung's compelling debut plumbs the depths of trauma and its long-lasting effects on the human psyche."--Library Journal
"Deftly written by an author whose professional expertise shines through, I was captivated by The Eighth Girl. A dark and disturbing tale set in London's gritty underbelly, The Eighth Girl asks big questions about identity, truth and society."--Adam Hamdy, author of Black 13
"I am so impressed. I love Chung's writing: The sheer joy she takes in the tones of the separate personalities, and the skill of her negotiation of what is actually a very complicated plot. It's a brave and ambitious book."--Sabine Durrant, author of Remember Me This Way

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