A MODERN CLASSIC OF TRUE CRIME: Bringing together the empathy and cultural insight of Behind the Beautiful Forevers with the brilliant crime reportage of In Cold Blood and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Good Girls is a deeply satisfying read.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AT ITS FINEST: With the commercial success of Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill and Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, readers are hungry for quality journalism.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Sonia Faleiro’s last work of non-fiction, Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars, was critically lauded, and this book is much anticipated.
TOPICAL: The issue of violence against women and culturally ingrained misogyny continues to draw media attention and incite protests across the world—The Good Girls is an extraordinary addition to literature on this subject.
“The Good Girls is transfixing; it has the pacing and mood of a whodunit, but no clear reveal; Faleiro does not indict the cruelty or malice of any individual, nor any particular system. She indicts something even more common, and in its own way far more pernicious: a culture of indifference that allowed for the neglect of the girls in life and in death.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
“Sonia Faleiro’s meticulously researched investigation results in a powerful, unflinching account of misogyny, female shame and the notion of honour.” —The Guardian
“A tale of stymied sexuality and buried secrets…. The Good Girls is a puzzle with a surprise at the end. It’s a riveting, terrible tale, one all too common, but Faleiro’s gorgeous prose makes it bearable.” —Nina Burleigh, The New York Times
“Razor sharp and brutal, this true crime investigative report will shatter you.” —Vogue India
“A riveting, sometimes astonishing piece of journalism.” —Wall Street Journal
“[A] gripping, real-life murder mystery…. Taut with dramatic tension, The Good Girls vividly captures the sights, sounds, smells, preoccupations and oppressiveness of the village…. Faleiro writes sensitively about her subjects’ actions and motivations.” —The Financial Times (UK)
“Sonia Faleiro’s excellent narrative-reportage unfolds like a crime thriller…As insightful and feminist as it is deeply sympathetic, the book encourages conversations about freedom, misogyny and violence and about women being the sacrificial lambs at the altar of honour, morality and tradition.” —The Tribune (India)
“[A] gripping new book…. [T]he story of the eponymous ‘good girls’ slowly finds its shape, like clay in the hand of an expert potter at the wheel. It doesn’t offer cardboard villains and victims for our scrutiny, only an unrelenting thread of loss and grief.” —Mint (India)
“Sonia Faleiro’s [The Good Girls] is thorough in its reporting and often harrowing in its effect.” —India Today
“[A] remarkable feat of reporting.” —The Washington Post
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