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The New Girl

Written by: S. L. Grey
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Don't mess with the creepy new girl. Ryan Devlin, a predator with a past, has been forced to take a job as a handyman at an exclusive private school, Crossley College. He's losing his battle to suppress his growing fascination with a new girl who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her.

Tara Marais fills her empty days by volunteering at Crossley's library. Tara is desperate, but unable, to have a baby of her own, so she makes Reborns - eerily lifelike newborn dolls. She's delighted when she receives a commission from the mysterious 'Vader Batiss', but horrified when she sees the photograph of the baby she's been asked to create. Still, she agrees to Batiss' strange contract, unaware of the consequences if she fails to deliver the doll on time.

Both Tara and Ryan are being drawn into a terrifying scheme - one that will have an impact on every pupil at Crossley College....

©2013 S. L. Grey (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • Wendy
  • 10-10-13

What the Heck did I just listen to?

What was most disappointing about S. L. Grey’s story?

I have no idea what I just listened to. So much was not explained. When the book was done, I was surprised.

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Was very much looking forward to this book, but feel very let down. Am I the only one?

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  • Wanda
  • 23-04-14

Ahm ok!

The male narrator sounds like a South African which is fine if your target market is South Africans' unfortunately I think the voice will grate on international listeners.

I first saw this book in a book store. It looked awesome. So when I found it on audible I was delighted.I immediately bought it. Then I kept it as a special treat.

I should not have bothered. With professional editing, the removal of the first person voice in 99% of the story and the fractured sentences which this author adores, I think the book would do well. The plot is unique if a bit not a bit very gruesome and depraved.

The editing is my major complaint. Using too much SA vernacular will put this book outside the grasp of international buyers and that is always the aim. Every author wants as many people as possible to read and enjoy their work. Somehow I doubt if this book in this form will get a wide readership.