You know this girl. Perhaps you were even once like her. What would it take to fall in with a dangerous group of people? At what cost would you leave behind the boredom and loneliness for thrill of strangers and a sense of belonging?
Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, is the story of Evie, a woman haunted by the summer of 1969. As a lonely 14-year-old growing up in Northern California, Evie is mesmerized by a group of otherworldly “long-haired girls” she sees at the park, Suzanne in particular. She’s quickly drawn into their soon-to-be infamous cult and meets the charismatic man they call leader.
As her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie fails to realize she’s coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence – to that pivotal moment when everything can go horribly wrong.
Read on for an excerpt from The Girls, which hit shelves via Random House on June 14th.