An enthralling, whip-smart approximation of the real terror of the Manson Family murders. While not an exact retelling of those events, this novel supposes to get into the minds of the women- girls, really- that could have committed the heinous crime. But what is really fascinating is the way that Cline captures the feelings of being a young, impressionable girl in about any era. That overwhelming need for love and acceptance that will send you into the arms of just about anybody willing to be nice for a while. This book had me at page one and kept me on edge with every sentence until the end. What a knockout of a debut novel. I will be keeping an eye out for whatever comes next from Emma Cline.