That Green Eyed Girl

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Be transported to mid-century New York City in
this page-turning, emotional and evocative novel…

1955: In an apartment on the Lower East Side, school teachers Dovie and Gillian live as lodgers. Dancing behind closed curtains, mixing cocktails for two, they guard their private lives fiercely. Until someone guesses the truth . . .

1975: Twenty years later in the same apartment, Ava Winters is keeping her own secret. Her mother has become erratic, haunted by something Ava doesn’t understand – until one sweltering July morning, she disappears.

Soon after her mother’s departure, Ava receives a parcel. Addressed simply to ‘Apartment 3B’, it contains a photo of a woman with the word ‘LIAR’ scrawled across it. Ava does not know what it means or who sent it. But if she can find out then perhaps she’ll discover the answers she is seeking – and meet the woman at the heart of it all . . .

© Julie Owen Moylan 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • Loved this . . . I was gripped from the first page and eked out the last chapters as I didn’t want to leave the smoky clubs of 1950’s Manhattan. A stellar line-up of brave, complicated and bright women . . . prepare to lose yourself in a tale of love, loss and deceit

    Sara Cox, Radio 2 DJ and host of BBC 2's Between the Covers
  • A gorgeous, evocative novel that’s part love story, part coming of age and part mystery. But all parts are superlative!

    Red Online
  • I so enjoyed That Green Eyed Girl. The atmosphere of city heat and dust and stifling apartments was so vividly evoked. And I was equally invested in both narrative strands . . . I was hooked from the beginning

    Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures
  • I loved this. Dovie and Ava are both such compelling characters and the evocation of time and place so strong – I was irresistibly drawn into their stories. Sad, rage-inducing and uplifting – a very emotional read

    Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
  • Julie Owen Moylan expertly places her readers in a New York apartment, where you feel the heat and hear the tinny radio . . . There’s a cinematic quality to this novel; the characters are deftly drawn and emotionally engaging, and the plot develops at the right pace, with unexpected twists. An accomplished debut

    Woman & Home, BOOK OF THE MONTH
  • That Green Eyed Girl takes hold of you and draws you along. I loved the little connective details between the timelines and the unravelling of the gentle mystery of it all. Hits a perfect bittersweet note – I predict big things

    Kate Sawyer, author of The Stranding

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