The Tenth Girl

Author: Sara Faring

Publication Date: September 24th, 2019

Publisher: Imprint

Synopsis: Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist.

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.

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Horror books are my thing.

I love all kinds of horror – psychological, jump-scare, gore – I’m just such a fan of creepy things. That doesn’t mean that I do well with them (like I have to sleep with a lamp on), but that’s another story on its own.

My point is is that I ADORE scary stories.

The Tenth Girl is a scary story. It has a creepy cover, it has a creepy synopsis, and it has characters that bring it to life in such a way that I often had to ground myself in reality because I kept getting lost in the book, even after I closed the cover. It’s not that often that I have that kind of experience with a novel, but I did with The Tenth Girl.

Sara Faring is a literary genius. The way she wrote The Tenth Girl is incredibly gripping, and she definitely knows how to pull a reader in. From the twists and turns (which were so well done), to the characters within the book, I was hooked from the moment I started reading.

The creepy vibes that this book gave off were just out of this world. I don’t know how she managed to fit so many spine-tingling chills into one novel, but she did a marvelous job doing that. Seriously, so much was going on in this book that just added to the atmosphere. The psychological horror and suspense behind this novel was so driving and so fun. I can’t remember the last time I read a book that I enjoyed as much as I enjoyed this one!

Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

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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