A chilling tale of monsters and teen angst

Hout Bay singer-songwriter, novelist, and former radio presenter, Mohale Mashigo, with author Dale Halvorsen of Mowbray.

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.

Louise Mycielski, left, of Observatory, and Debra Halvorsen, of Durban, with T-shirts designed by Dale Halvorsen, that they are selling to raise money for Autism Western Cape. The Nancy Screws are a fictional band from the book.
Kerry Gordon, of Lakeside, left, with Kirsten Morreira, of Sybrand Park.
Carey Johnson, of the CBD, left, with Simon Taylor, of Muizenberg.
Nina Stevenson, of Claremont, left, with Nial Harding, also from Claremont.
Herle van der Merwe, left, with Rueben van der Merwe, back, and Matthew van der Merwe, front, all from Claremont.
Yvonne Kamp, left, from Oranjezicht, with Angel Kamp, of Gardens.
Melissa Loudon and Shen Tian, both from Tamboerskloof.