The Girls Inside

Blue grew up in the Black House.

In remotest Wales, Joseph Carillo recruited young, lonely women to join his community and adopt his erratic views. Blue's mother was one of them. But when the Black House goes up in flames, Blue escapes to freedom and never stops running.

Twenty years later, when Blue's old dormmate commits suicide, Blue receives a strange call. She has been awarded sole custody of Natasha's daughter. But things don't add up. The girls haven't spoken since the night of the fire.

As Blue begins to dig into Natasha's life, her suspicions take her all the way back to that fateful night...But will the truth help Blue to face her past, or will it put everyone she holds close in danger?

About the author

NJ Mackay is the author of two books featuring P.I Madison Attallee I, Witness and The Lies We Tell and a gangland thriller Loaded out in May all under Niki Mackay. Her last novel Found Her under NJ Mackay is a standalone psychological thriller and The Girls Inside will be out in February 2021. She is one third of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Girl Gang’.

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Why We Like It

  • 'Dark, gripping, unexpected. Insanely good - like, Dark Places good' Elle Croft
  • 'Brilliantly plotted, tense and atmospheric' Rachael Blok
  • 'Grips you from the first line through to the nail-biting conclusion. Psychological suspense at its best' Victoria Selman
  • 'Clever, unexpected, brilliantly plotted; I literally could not put it down' Clare Empson

NJ Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School, and it turned out she wasn’t very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, and won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism. She is the author of two books featuring P.I Madison Attallee I, Witness and The Lies We Tell and a gangland thriller Loaded out in May all under Niki Mackay. Her last novel Found Her under NJ Mackay is a standalone psychological thriller and The Girls Inside will be out in February 2021. She is one third of the true-crime podcast ‘Crime Girl Gang’ and is represented by Hattie Grunewald at The Blair Partnership.

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