FJ Book Club: A haunting debut thriller brimming with excess

This week we’re reading The Girl in the Mirror.

Hello dearest friends and welcome to the Fashion Journal Book Club! We’ve created this club as a way for us all to switch off from the current news cycle and connect with other, real human beings about something we all love, books.

Every fortnight, we’ll announce a new title as the book we’ll all be reading, as selected by your FJ editors.

Next on the bill is a debut by emerging novellist Rose Carlyle. Titled The Girl in the Mirror, it’s a thriller with the same chilling suspense as The Girl on the Train and Before I Go to Sleep, making it a no brainer for our next meet.

The story follows two identical twin sisters, Summer and Iris. While both are strikingly similar on the outside, there is a darkness in Iris, who has long been envious of her sister’s open-hearted nature, seemingly endless good luck and perfect husband. One day, Iris is called to Thailand to help sail her family’s yacht to the Seychelles, where she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It marks a chance for Iris to seize the idyllic life she’s always wanted, but the question remains:  how far she will go to get it?

Set on the lush landscape of the Seychelles, the backdrop is glamorous and brimming with excess. Yet, it’s a haunting and intoxicating story of wealth, jealousy, subterfuge and greed.

To join the next FJ Book Club meet, fill out your details below and find yourself a copy of The Girl in the Mirror here. We’ve scheduled a Zoom session for Thursday September 10 at 6.30pm AEST, when we’ll gather to discuss our thoughts.

FJ Book Club will continue every fortnight, with new title announcements dropping every other Monday. Keep an eye on our upcoming meets here.

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