The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Format: Digital Copy – Kindle
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Synopsis/Blurb (from Goodreads):
A suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare…
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. . . .
Absolutely brilliant, loved it from page one. I was drawn into the story line straight away and I just wanted to keep reading. It is a very dark and unsettling book with many twists and turns in the storyline, which is exactly what I loved about it. I liked how the story moves from past to present and how everything that happens links in together well. Another thing that I liked about this book is that I didn’t manage to guess the ending. Unlike in other books where I can usually guess how it will end before I even get to the end.
I felt that the book was well written and definitely looking forward to reading more books by Simone St. James.
This definitely a must read!!!
I would like to thank #Netgalley and Wildfire Books for my digital review copy in return for an unbiased view.
Date Reviewed: 18/06/2018
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