THE EIGHTH GIRL by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung – Spotlight & Giveaway


 Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s debut novel, THE EIGHTH GIRL (WilliamMorrow) is an unsettling, seductive psychological thriller about a young woman with multiple personalities who is drawn into London’s hellish underworld when she becomes entangled with a man who has an abominable secret.

One woman, multiple personas. But which one is telling the truth?

Beautiful. Damaged. Destructive. Meet Alexa Wú, a brilliant yet darkly self-aware young woman whose chaotic life is manipulated and controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her shrink Daniel; her stepmother Anna; and her enigmatic best friend Ella. The perfect trio of trust.

When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman’s club, she catches the attention of its shark-like owner and is gradually drawn into his inner circle. As Alexa’s world becomes intimately entangled with Ella’s, she soon finds herself the unwitting keeper of a nightmarish secret. With no one to turn to and lives at stake, she follows Ella into London’s cruel underbelly on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, Alexa will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her most dangerous obstacle.

Electrifying and breathlessly compulsive, The Eighth Girl is an omnivorous examination of life with mental illness and the acute trauma of life in a misogynist world. With bingeable prose and a clinician’s expertise, Chung’s psychological debut deftly navigates the swirling confluence of identity, innocence, and the impossible fracturing weights that young women are forced to carry, causing us to question: Does the truth lead to self-discovery, or self-destruction?

THE EIGHTH GIRL has been optioned by Netflix.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

© Sarah Cresswell

About Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

Maxine Mei-Fung Chun > is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Trained in the arts, she worked as a Creative Director for ten years at Condé Nast, The Sunday Times and The Times. She lives in London with her son. The Eighth Girl is her first novel.

Find out more about her at her website, and connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us something about your childhood – something good! We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

#theeighthgirl @tlcbooktours @williammorrowbooks @author_maxinemeifungchung.

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41 thoughts on “THE EIGHTH GIRL by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. Growing up, we lived in a very small town. I had two sisters and one brother, so I never ran out of someone to play with. We all had bikes and a trampoline so we always had something to do. We had such fun as kids!

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  2. My mother was an amazing cook and she always was feeding my friends. I lived in the smallest, least impressive place of all my friends, but they came all the time.❤️

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  3. I was an only child, but there was a family of seven children who always seemed to come to my house to play, probably because my mom was so welcoming and always had snacks and goodies on hand.

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  4. I remember my dad taking me to the library every Sunday so we could read books and magazine. I became a bookworm because of my father!

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  5. I remember every Sunday my dad taking me to the library so we could read books and magazines. I became a bookworm because of my father!

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  6. Fun suburban childhood with three sisters. My mom was fun and creative. My dad worked a lot, but was there when we needed him.

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  7. I grew up in NW Indiana, about an hour from Chicago. My father used to regularly take us to the museum: The Museum of Science & Industry, The Field Museum, The Planetarium, The Aquarium – with a stop at a then-pretty-new McDonald’s on the way home!

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  8. Loved life on a farm with the animals and garden. Picnics with mom in the back pasture, raising 4-H projects for fair, playing in the irrigation water & hen house. Running for fitness on ditch banks… good times. Thanks for helping me remember positives!

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  9. My childhood was a good one. I had a sister that was 18 months younger than me and a brother that was 10 years younger. Our home was a happy one. We lived in a neighborhood that had many children so we always had friends that were ready to play. My father worked at the post office and my mother was a stay at home mom who made most of our clothing. We didn’t have a lot, but we had more than enough love.

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  10. Growing up in the 1950’s was simply wonderful. Parents who were devoted but also gave us discipline and allowed us to play outside, ride bikes, walk to friends and have freedom and fun at parks, pools, and playgrounds.

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  11. My parents moved from a city to a small town when I started 5th grade. I kept complaining to my mom that I only had one set of books but the kids near me had a different set. My mother visited the school to see what was going on. Apparently this district was so small that 5th and 6th grades were in one room. I had been placed on the 6th grade side because there were no more seats on the 5th grade side. I had never been in a room with 2 grades!! So my seat was moved to the 5 th grade side and I was told to listen when the teacher stood in front of that side!

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  12. Traveling a lot taught me how to be resilient, to have good coping skills, to be independent & how to adjust for any situation.

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  13. I only have one personality, And I wasn’t a crybaby. But I’ll never forget my first day of kindergarten. My mother walked me to school, and I watched out the window as she walked away. I had to try so hard not to cry. I had never seen my mother walk away from me before.

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  14. I grew up in a small town on our own small hobby farm. My parents nurtured my love of reading and animals. They always made a point to instill good work ethics and a willingness to learn, would always get you far in life.

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  15. I was the youngest of six and grew up in the country. We helped our uncle in the hay field in the summer and rode in the back of a truck to go swimming after.

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  16. My brother and I would catch ‘lightning bugs’ at my grandmother’s house in Kentucky. We lived in Michigan where there weren’t any. Every summer we would go to Ky. for two weeks 🙂

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  17. We were 6 kids in our family. On our Birthdays before our dad would leave for work in the morning, he would wake us up by playing Happy Birthday on his harmonica. During the day my mom would take us to the bakery to buy us a cake of our choice and we would also get some ice-cream to go with the cake, and when my dad would come back from work and after eating supper, we would have cake and ice cream.

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  18. I always enjoyed the afternoons after school. I loved spending time with my mom around dinner time. After dinner we would sometimes watch tv or read a book. These memories always bring a smile to my face. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

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  19. I had a happy childhood, I can’t complain. I am the oldest of 4 brothers and the only girl. I always remember that in the afternoons we studied quickly that we arrived from school and then we could go play bicycle with the other neighbors. It was all so good and pretty ….

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