• The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
The Dead Girls Club Book Cover The Dead Girls Club
Damien Angelica Walters
Crooked Lane Books
December 10, 2019

Red Lady, Red Lady, show us your face...

In 1991, Heather Cole and her friends were members of the Dead Girls Club. Obsessed with the macabre, the girls exchanged stories about serial killers and imaginary monsters, like the Red Lady, the spirit of a vengeful witch killed centuries before. Heather knew the stories were just that, until her best friend Becca began insisting the Red Lady was real--and she could prove it.

That belief got Becca killed.

It's been nearly thirty years, but Heather has never told anyone what really happened that night--that Becca was right and the Red Lady was real. She's done her best to put that fateful summer, Becca, and the Red Lady, behind her. Until a familiar necklace arrives in the mail, a necklace Heather hasn't seen since the night Becca died.

The night Heather killed her.

Now, someone else knows what she did...and they're determined to make Heather pay.

Double, double toil and… so much trouble.

The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters is a rollercoaster ride of events. The story is told in a present view and in flashbacks of Heather, one of the girls in a group self called The Dead Girls Club, who has a very dark secret and her very own stalker.


The Dead Girls Club was formed in the early nineties by four preteen girls obsessed with all things that go bump in the night. I think a lot of us can relate to being in late elementary school and middle school, forming clubs with our friends about things we liked or were interested in just because we could (I personally pretended I was in a secret spy group with my friends and every day at recess we would defeat our arch nemesis… but that’s another story). However, everything goes wrong when the girls get together and talk about a witch named “The Red Lady” who was brutally murdered years and years before. Becca, one of the girls in the club, insists she’s real and ends up dead because of it.

But is that what really happened? Read and find out!

The only reasons I didn’t give this a 5 star rating was that the flashbacks seemed more interesting to read than the present day Heather’s point of view. The stories they told were gripping and drew you in. Present day Heather seemed intensely paranoid but given her circumstances I sort of understand. I would say, if you like true crime novels or shows, the supernatural, and major twists this is the read for you.