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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley;  edition (March 20, 2018)
ISBN-10: 0451476204

Amazon Review:

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming—until one of them mysteriously disappears... 

Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past—and a voice that won't be silenced...

Totally liked this book!  It went back and fourth from 1950 to "present time" (2014). There was no problem following the story.  1950 was 4 girls sent a a school for kids that weren't wanted home for one reason or another.  2014 was a young female journalist writing a story about the school that was supposedly haunted.

Fast reading.  Short chapters.  Good characters. Good story. Do you believe in ghosts?

I have read one other book by this author a few years ago, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which if I strain to remember I liked that book too!


Blogger Cath said...

Yes, I believe in ghosts! LOL Like the sound of this one, Pat. Glad you found another family secrets type story.

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