Dale Halvorsen and Sam Beckbessinger, launched their new teen novel, Girls of Little Hope, at the Book Lounge on Thursday July 6. The authors were in conversation with Hout Bay singer-songwriter novelist and former radio presenter Mohale Mashigo. Ms Beckbessinger, who was speaking online from France, described the book as mystery, thriller, horror. This chilling tale of monsters and teen angst is set in 1996 in the fictitious small town of Little Hope in California. Three teenagers, Donna, Rae and Kat, go into the woods and return covered in blood with no memory of what happened.