Book Review: The New One by Evie Green

Title: The New One

By: Evie Green

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 400

Release Date: March 28th, 2023

Publisher: Berkley Books

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

A suspenseful, cutting-edge novel about two parents who finally get the daughter they've always wanted--it's too bad she isn't real. From the author of We Hear Voices.

For Tamsyn and Ed, life is tough. They both work long hours for very little money and come home to their moody, rebellious daughter, Scarlett.

After a tragic accident leaves Scarlett comatose and with little chance of recovery, Tamsyn and Ed are out of options until a lifeline emerges in the form of an unusual medical trial. In exchange for the very best treatment for Scarlett, a fully furnished apartment, and a limitless spending account, the family must agree to move to Switzerland and welcome an artificial copy of their daughter into their home.

Suddenly their life is transformed. Tamsyn and Ed want for nothing, and the AI replacement, Sophie, makes it feel just like having their daughter back--except without all the bad parts. Sophie is engaged, happy, and actually wants to spend time with her parents.

But things take a turn for the worse when Scarlett makes a very real recovery and the family discovers that the forces behind their new life are darker than they ever could have imagined.


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The amount of twist that are thrown at you in this book are uncountable.

I cannot remember the last book I read that genuinely threw me for a loop and I wasn't able to figure out what was around the corner. Evie Green as something really special within these covers. The story starts off with drama and tragedy, a setting that makes the reader invested. Then a strange new concept in introduced with the augmented people and bam, you're was hooked.

The family dynamic felt grounded in real life and the mystery surrounding each character was wonderful. As the story is told from different points of view, I really felt what each person was feeling in the moment, and the author did a great job of not giving away to many details of the end story.

Five stars! This was a great read. Loved it from start to finish.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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