A Genre-Defying Thriller: Read an Extract from Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

A Genre-Defying Thriller: Read an Extract from Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

I learned about my mother’s disappearance from the evening news. I looked up from my textbook when I overheard my surname and recognized the exact cypress tree that grew outside my bedroom window.

From that point on, my life turned into a stream of simple equations.

How long my mother had been missing (one day).

How long since I’d had an actual conversation with her (just over a year).

The cost of a bus ticket back to Coeur du Lac, my adopted hometown ($15).

The amount left in my bank account after spending fifteen dollars ($110.67).

How doomed I would be if I abandoned Chicago for longer than three nights (very: I had four exams looming within the next few weeks)…

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      Publisher details

      Girl One
      Author
      Sara Flannery Murphy
      Publisher
      Bloomsbury
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      02 July, 2021
      ISBN
      9781526637420

      Synopsis

      Eighteen women down to two, two down to... Girl One. The world knows them as 'The Homestead Girls'. Nine women who raised nine 'miracle babies' on an experimental commune in rural America. But after a suspicious fire at the ranch kills both the doctor behind the pioneering experiment and one of the youngest of the girls, the mothers and their children are scattered across the country, some embracing the media spotlight, others refusing to talk about it. Now years later, Josephine Morrow, aka Girl One, is studying medicine, following in the footsteps of her beloved mentor, when she is called home to discover that her mother has vanished, while her house has been trashed. If Josie is to find her, and find her alive, she will need to track down her estranged sisters and finally confront the secrets of their dark past – before it is too late.
      Sara Flannery Murphy
      About the author

      Sara Flannery Murphy

      Sara Flannery Murphy is the author of The Possessions and Girl One. She grew up in Arkansas, studied library science in British Columbia, and received her MFA in creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis. She now lives in Utah with her husband and their two sons.

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