That Green Eyed Girl

That Green Eyed Girl

Be transported to mid-century New York in this evocative and page-turning debut


Transport yourself to mid-century New York in this compelling and evocative story of secrets, jealousy and hidden love

'Book of the Month' WOMAN & HOME
'Dazzling debut' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'So vividly evoked' CLARE CHAMBERS
'I was gripped from the first page' SARA COX


In the dimmed lights of their apartment, Dovie and Gillian love each other in secret. Mixing drinks, dancing to slow jazz, they guard their lives closely, knowing they'll never truly be safe.

And yet, outside, someone suspects the truth.

Gillian fears the worst, and grips on to Dovie more tightly. But Dovie, seeing the good in people, lets the door open . . .

Is this their chance to finally be free?

Or are they in even more danger than before?

'Superlative' RED
'Summer sparkles in this book and so does the prose' DAMIAN BARR
'Highly recommended' NIKKI MAY, AUTHOR OF WAHALA


'Broke me, put me back together. Just buy this. You won't regret it' 5* READER REVIEW

'The pacing is perfect, the voice is striking' 5* READER REVIEW

'So well written that you truly feel like you're there' 5* READER REVIEW

'The ending will floor you' 5* READER REVIEW

'I was blown away by this book! So evocative of the period' 5* READER REVIEW

'It would make a lovely film, with beautiful visuals and a killer jazz soundtrack' 5* READER REVIEW

'Pick it up if you wanted to be transported to mid-century NYC (and if you like a novel that makes you want to dance and weep in equal measure)' 5* READER REVIEW

'This is the kind of book that takes your heart in its hands' 5* READER 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

About the author

Julie Owen Moylan

Julie Owen Moylan is the author of three novels: That Green Eyed Girl, 73 Dove Street and Circus of Mirrors. Her debut novel That Green Eyed Girl was a Waterstones’ Welsh Book of the Month and the official runner up for the prestigious Paul Torday Memorial Prize. It was also shortlisted for Best Debut at the Fingerprint Awards and featured at the Hay Festival as one of its ‘Ten at Ten’. 73 Dove Street was a Waterstones’ Books of 2023 and a Daily Mail Historical Fiction Book of the Year. As a filmmaker Julie won the Celtic Media Award for her graduation film “BabyCakes” before going on to win Best Short Film at the Swansea Film Festival. Her writing and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications including Sunday Express, The Independent, New Welsh Review and Good Housekeeping. She has a Masters in Filmmaking and an additional qualification in Creative Writing & English Literature. Julie is an alumna of the Faber Academy. Circus of Mirrors will be published in Sept 2024.

Julie can be found on Twitter: @JulieOwenMoylan
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