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My Sweet Girl

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My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9780593335086

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Praise

“This debut thriller—as witty as it is propulsive—will keep readers guessing.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“Dark, compelling and utterly original. My Sweet Girl heralds a fresh, new voice in psychological suspense.”
Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

“Like nothing else I’ve read. Set in San Francisco and Sri Lanka, this is a story about friendship, lies, and guilt. A stunning and original must-read!”
—Samantha Downing, USA Today author of My Lovely Wife

“Jayatissa’s pulse-pounding debut is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on your toes.”
Buzzfeed

“Provocative.”
Entertainment Weekly

“The perfect thriller to kick off fall is here, and what better way to settle into the season than with a spellbinding tale about a young woman with a secret?…What follows is a smart, darkly funny novel filled with twists that will leave you wondering.”
Shondaland

“[F]un, fast-moving debut.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[T]here’s no way to capture the gist of this complex character or this captivating novel in a simple phrase—other than excellent.”
Mystery Scene Magazine

My Sweet Girl is unputdownable. Jayatissa has penned a jaw-droppingly original novel that will burrow so far into readers’ psyches, it will be hard for any of us to pick up another psychological thriller again.”
The Tempest

“[A] page-turning and often genuinely scary psychological thriller, filled with more twists and bite than a rattlesnake!”
Criminal Element

“Jayatissa’s gift for plotting is matched by her grace with lacing her fleet narrative with rich social themes, among them cultural assimilation and the different values placed on white versus brown bodies. In a canny touch, the novel’s plot hinges on the literary classic Wuthering Heights. My Sweet Girl may well become, likewise, a classic.”
Shelf Awareness

“A delicious, twisty, fast-paced thriller with the perfect hint of ghost story.”
Michele Campbell, bestselling author of It’s Always the Husband

“Hot damn this book is good.”
CrimeReads

“My fave debut thriller of the year!”
Crime by the Book

“A mysterious, thrilling, and sinister tale that will keep you up for hours wanting to know more …interwoven with incredibly relatable themes surrounding identity and belonging.”
Brown Girl Magazine

My Sweet Girl has it all: a paranoid bad-girl protagonist, shocking twists, and gothic chills in a totally original setting.”
Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone

“Ridiculously good. Crazy good. Scary good.”
Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie

“[A] dark thriller of international deceit and murder.”
BookPage

“In her debut novel, Sri Lanka–based Jayatissa is a master of first-person narration as she delves into questions of identity–how individuals perceive themselves, and the tendency not to see others for who they really are. Her fast-paced mystery, with an unreliable but sympathetic narrator, will hook readers from the very beginning.”
Library Journal

“Equal parts witty, chilling, and hypnotic, and it includes some of the creepiest lines and images I’ve ever read.”
Megan Collins, author of The Winter Sister

“Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. Haunted by her past, hunted in her present, Paloma must find her life in America, or lose it forever. A richly layered, firecracker of a thriller.”
Eliza Jane Brazier, author of If I Disappear

“A gothic-inspired, page turner with enough twists and turns to keep you up through the night as well as a deft exploration of race and gender wrapped up within the thriller.”
—Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors

My Sweet Girl marks the entrance of a new talent.”
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“[A] dark, twisty psychological thriller.”
Publishers Weekly

“…[M]ore than a bit shocking. This was a great mystery thriller and would make a cool movie.”
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

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