The Girl Below

The Girl Below

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A powerful and truly haunting debut novel from Bianca Zander with a spine-tingling hint of the gothic and supernatural, The Girl Below enthralls with a strange magic akin to the works of Audrey Niffenegger, Haruki Murakami, and Sarah Waters. Zander's novel is a story of parents and children; of love, regret, and second chances. When a young English woman, recently returned to London after a ten-year absence, finds herself slipping back into her childhood, she must solve the mysteries of her dysfunctional family--and unearths disturbing secrets that could shatter everything she believes about who she is and her place in the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0062108166
  • 9780062108166
  • 347,141

Review quote

"[A] well-crafted novel whose emotional impact will linger after the final page."--Publishers Weekly
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Back cover copy

Suki Piper is a stranger in her hometown. . . .

After ten years in New Zealand, Suki returns to London, to a city that won't let her in. However, a chance visit with Peggy--an old family friend who still lives in the building where she grew up--convinces Suki that there is a way to reconnect with the life she left behind a decade earlier. But the more involved she becomes with Peggy's dysfunctional family, including Peggy's wayward sixteen-year-old grandson, the more Suki finds herself mysteriously slipping back in time--to the night of a party her parents threw in their garden more than twenty years ago, when something happened in an old, long-unused air-raid shelter. . . .

A breathtaking whirlwind of mystery, transgression, and self-discovery, Bianca Zander's The Girl Below is a haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new literary talent.
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Rating details

506 ratings
3.06 out of 5 stars
5 11% (57)
4 20% (103)
3 39% (198)
2 22% (113)
1 7% (35)
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