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Girl A by Abigail Dean

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  • Harry Hartog Australian National University
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A haunting read which will have you gripped until the final page. The Gracies were the children of religious extremists and were kept in brutal conditions by their parents, confined to their house on Moor Woods Road. Now, Lex is the executor of her mother's will, and has to hunt down her siblings to decide what is to be done with the 'house of horrors' where they were imprisoned in their childhood. The story unfolds switching between the present and past, and I think it does a great job of balancing intense content with happy endings and life after trauma. This is perfect for fans of Educated by Tara Westover – or for anyone with a secret fascination with religious fundamentalism. – Pippa


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