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The Broken Girls
The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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BeeMagical
Broken Girls | Simone St James

@ 31% I just couldn‘t get into the audio book🤷🏻‍♀️

I usually love St James so I think I‘ll try to pick this up as a physical book instead.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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@Kayla.Adriena @Mccall0113 @shellleigh33 Once I finally picked up this read for #lmpbc I finished it in 24 hours! I really liked it and especially liked reading the margin comments from the previous readers. This book had a lot of elements that I tend to like, such as multiple timelines and chapters from different POVs. A good ghost story and I‘d totally read more by this author! @shellleigh33 This will go out in the next couple days!

Mccall0113 I‘m so far behind. I promise to get one I. The mail next week! 3w
Leftcoastzen 😻 3w
LiteraryinLawrence @shellleigh33 I mailed this to you this morning! 3w
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Romancegirl
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I loved this book! The multiple mysteries, dual timelines, strong female friendships, and the so sad ghost story was all spot on. Highly recommend this book and this author. I read The Sundown Motel first, and I think I still like that one more than this one, but this one is a very close second.

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TheBookHippie
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#thoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Mystery 👻
Haunted House 👻
Tagged 👻

Late to the party 😂👻😵‍💫💀

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃😱🏚✨🕯 Hope you are feeling better 🖤 1mo
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 I think I‘m finally coming out of it. Still can‘t smell at all, rarely and only a little taste has come back😝😵‍💫 1mo
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IndoorDame
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✨ I don‘t know how to choose, I love both!

✨ Definitely haunted house!

✨ “That was what the books did—they turned off your thinking for you, put their thoughts in your head so you wouldn‘t have your own.”

@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday
If you haven‘t played consider yourself tagged

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🏚🕯 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“That was what books did—they turned off your thinking for you, put their thoughts in your head so you wouldn‘t have your own.”

#Skeleton
#OminousOctober

🖤☠️🧡

KristiAhlers I love this authors writing! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful photo, Misty! 🍂 2mo
Eggs Love SSJ🧡🧡🧡 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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My favorite Halloween #candy!! 🎃 this is such a great book!! 👻🖤

#ghosts
#OminousOctober
#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

Eggs Love SSJ 🥰📚🎃 2mo
KristiAhlers OMG I love those pumpkins too. Halloween for the win! 2mo
PageShifter I love that cover 👍 2mo
Jhullie I loved this one too. 2mo
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IamIamIam
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This was such a great mystery mixed with a ghost story! I love how St. James mixes the two so well! I didn't see the twists in this one coming. Girls in a rural boarding school are haunted by both a local legend and the disappearance of their friend, while a journalist is haunted by the murder of her sister. I absolutely love Rebecca Lowman as a narrator!!

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Kayla.Adriena
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Wooooo a ghost story ? Reminds me of the Cersi Lannister quote "Everywhere in the world they hurt little girls," ?. Read for LMPBC, I enjoyed the alternate timelines and found myself eagerly turning the page.

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RamsFan1963
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109/150 No one, IMHO, does the split timeline trope better than this author. I love being drawn by the dual mysteries, knowing they're linked someway, then watching as the author lays it all out in an intricate and logical manner. I don't even mind the supernatural parts because they fit the story perfectly. 4⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

ShyBookOwl I loved The Sundown Motel and keep thinking I should check out her backlog. Thanks for the reminder! Lol 3mo
Lynnsoprano If I didn‘t already have this on my TBR, I‘d be stacking it on that recommendation! 3mo
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Mccall0113
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Kayla, this is finally headed your way! Thanks for your patience. #lmpbc

kspenmoll I predict you will love this book! 4mo
Kayla.Adriena Received your book today! 3mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The audiobook kept me intrigued but there was no wow factor ultimately because the story connected too smoothly to have any major plot twist. I liked the ending but it definitely left me wanting more.

Overall I enjoyed it and would read more from this author.

she.hearts.horror The Sun Down Motel is really good! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @she.epeolatry will definitely read! 4mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Listening to this on Audible.

Only reading thriller / creepy books this month. Halloween is my favorite season and I'm celebrating a few months early. ☠️🌚🔎🖤🕵‍♀️👻 or as the call it summerween.

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 4mo
LoverOfLearning @KathyWheeler the audiobook is very well produced! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @KathyWheeler im 30% done! I'm definitely hooked! 4mo
KathyWheeler @LoverOfLearning I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it! 4mo
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5 I recommend this book for readers who enjoy mysteries and thrillers, esp ghost stories. Told from multiple POV and with dual storylines, this book was engaging and had atmospheric elements. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4811091659

📄: 352

“Idlewild was the boarding school of last resort, where parents stashed their embarsssments, their failures, and their recalcitrant girls” (p. 16).

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Mccall0113
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Hello new bookish friends @LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 I have a surplus of BOTM club books. Any of these sound appealing? #lmpbc. #GroupK

swishandflick I'm not in your group but I've read all four and highly recommend Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance! 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence Awesome choices! I‘ve read Essie and Extraordinary Circumstances; both were great but I‘d prefer not to reread them. Sorry! But the other 2 look great to me. 5mo
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Victoriahoperose Book of Essie!!! Loved it so much!!! 5mo
Kayla.Adriena I've read both the book of Essie and Beasts as well actually, the other two are fine 🙂 5mo
shellleigh33 I have read all but The Broken Girls. 5mo
Mccall0113 The Broken Girls it is! Thanks! @shellleigh33 @Kayla.Adriena @LiteraryinLawrence 5mo
shellleigh33 Sounds great. So excited!! 5mo
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Andrew65
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#BigJuneReadathon #Girl

One of my favourite books.

@Clwojick

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 5mo
Andrew65 @KathyWheeler a brilliant read. 5mo
Clwojick Great choice! 5mo
Magpiegem I still haven‘t read any of her books but they all sound so good they are all going on my TBR one by one! 5mo
Andrew65 @Magpiegem All worth a read, great books. 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Ghost 👻
#MayMoms

🖤🖤🖤

KristiAhlers I haven‘t read that one yet!!! What am I doing with my life??? I love her writing. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KristiAhlers it‘s so good!! I have her newest, but haven‘t read it yet! Have you? 6mo
Eggs Perfection 👻🥰 6mo
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KristiAhlers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes!!! It was really good! 6mo
SilversReviews Very good book. 6mo
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#SAVVYSETTINGS
March 2022
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: BOARDING SCHOOL

Murders, an old boarding school, corruption, and an awesome story line await the reader.

And...how about that cover?  

A great indication of what is inside…https://tinyurl.com/2p98xh55

@simonestjames
@BerkleyPub

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 🏫🖤 8mo
Eggs A true page turner!! 8mo
SilversReviews @Eggs Definitely a page turner!! 8mo
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GatheringBooks
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#SavvySettings Day 27: #BoardingSchool reminded me of this novel. Naturally, the #boardingschool is haunted. It is this which really made me sit up and pay attention, because the description of the woman in a black veil, named Mary Hand, was so creepy, it actually gave me nightmares. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-iuk

Eggs Me too 😱 8mo
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fictionaddictbooks
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Eggs My choice too 🖤😱🖤 8mo
fictionaddictbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds think alike❤❤❤ 8mo
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Eggs
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A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel.

#BoardingSchool #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 🖤📚😱 9mo
Eggs Love St. James🖤💙🖤 9mo
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IndoorDame
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Clwojick Great match! 10mo
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IndoorDame
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Simone St. James is definitely my favorite ghost story writer! This one started off seriously creepy, and then developed into a rich interesting story. #BBCR Yeah Baby Supernatural Thriller #PopSugar2022 #ABookAboutTheAfterlife @LibrarianRyan

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IndoorDame
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Excellent start to #20in4 yesterday with 7.5 hours read. I‘m in the middle of a major mood reading binge, so I don‘t have a specific list for this weekend, but am currently listening to the tagged book on audio which the perfect spooky accompaniment to the beginning of this monster snowstorm. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 10mo
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wideeyedreader
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My final book for #newyearwhodis! It was solid, and I loved the ghostly element, but I felt like the writing was a bit repetitive. All in all, not bad! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#NYWD22

Read-y_Picker I listened to this Audiobook. May have made it easier to glaze over the repetition but I find I really enjoy this author. Can't wait to get my hands on some more of her work!
10mo
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TravelsWithBooks
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https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/blog/

Catching up on my blog! Have a few new reviews.

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PatriciaU
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We hosted a small family gathering this year. Once everyone went home, I settled myself in my quiet dining room and opened these two absolutely lovely #jolabokaflod packages. Thank you so very much @Bookish_AF and @Wen4blu. You have made this Christmas Eve very special indeed. Wen4blu, the cookbook is fabulous; Bookish-AF, I have been wanting to read Broken Girls for such a long time. And thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing the swap.

Bookish_AF Yay I‘m so glad you like it! 😄 11mo
wen4blu Enjoy! 11mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A heartbreaking/melancholy but interesting book. Read for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 4/5

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Jovy
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Great mystery with just the right touch of creepy! Another first author for me, and glad I picked this up.

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rsteve388
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#AHR opens on October 30th right? Hope so cause I opened it. Thank you so much @Charityann everything is great. I love socks. They are great and the books are great too!

Chrissyreadit I love the socks!!! 13mo
Crazeedi 🧡🎃🧡🎃🧡 13mo
Charityann Glad you like it!🎃 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Skeleton
#Haunted

“That was what books did—they turned off your thinking for you, put their thoughts in your head so you wouldn‘t have your own.” ❤️📚

Eggs Exquisite photo🙌🏻💀👍🏼🖤 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you ☠️🖤☠️ 13mo
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IamIamIam
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These $1.99 deals are going to be the death of me!!! 🤣🤣🤣 Just got The Broken Girls for less than a cup of coffee!!

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rather_be_reading
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A great October read!

PhyllisH I just downloaded the book. Thanks for the sale heads up. 😁 13mo
Karkar Thank you! 13mo
rather_be_reading @Karkar of course! 13mo
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Drnkpnkprincess
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I‘ve tried to pick this book up for years, YEARS! But for some reason I‘d read a page and walk away. Downloaded the audiobook and only hit pause to eat food. Great story, sad and cold at parts but kept me engaged and wanting more.

Drnkpnkprincess Full disclosure: I read this after Sun Down and can understand why people said there is a resemblance in SD to BG but the formula still works! 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SpookySunday
#Haunted

Loved this one!!

🎃🧡👻🖤

Sleepswithbooks Great photo 🎃 13mo
JenReadsAlot Great picture! 13mo
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Eggs Ah Simone !!!! Great pic 👍🏼🎃🖤 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs 🖤🖤🖤 13mo
tracey38 Love the pic! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you!! How are you? 13mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks getting there. Just had to start a steroid inhaler this weekend. 😞 13mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Another great ghost story from Simone St. James! Multiple story lines that intertwine and all come together so cleanly in the end. 2 women who attended a now-closed girl‘s school decades apart were found murdered. A good look at how the presence and absence of family can both negatively impact a life. But the grass is always greener…. The audiobook version was great. 4🌟
#teamhendrix #scarathlon #screamathon2021 #littenlisten #wickedathon

LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 👍🏻 13mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍😊 13mo
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BiblioLitten This is my favourite by James💙 13mo
Read-y_Picker @BiblioLitten @LeahBergen yeah it‘s really fantastic! Went in a direction I never in a million years would have guessed. And there was nothing cheesy or gimmicky about it. Everything worked for me. She‘s definitely going to be an auto-read author going forward. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Michellesibs
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Well, this was a successful horror thriller combo in my opinion.
Split between two main timelines, this book focuses on Idlewild Hall, a boarding school for illegitimate and troublesome girls during the early to mid 1900's.
There's a lot of characters here and while there's two main timelines, a lot of other timeless are being referred too but credit to the author as it was easy to follow. I had a great reading experience with this one.

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sharread
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"Ghosts, dead babies and murdered girls." Quote from the book and that sums it up. 4 ???? Only because it's not scary or creepy at all. The suspense was great, quite predictable too. Fee did some great investigative journalism. I'm getting bummed I picked all the wrong horror novels. Hope the next one's will be more horror related. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo 🖤 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Andrew65 Loved this! 14mo
TheSpineView 👍📖 14mo
kplovesbooks I'll be the un-glow then. Lol. I have the very unpopular opinion that the book was just okay. 🤷 14mo
kimmypete1 Can't wait to hear how it is. I loved The Sun Down Motel. 14mo
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sharread
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I'm really enjoying this one so far. Can't wait until the scary stuff. 🎃 #Halloween

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SchoolTheme
#FallTreasures

So creepy and good!! 🖤👻☠️ 🏫

Eggs Perfection 🖤💀🖤 1y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ your 😸 mug! 1y
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suvata
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⬆️ This quote from the book pretty much sums up the plot.

After reading The Sun Down Hotel, I wanted to read more from St. James. So, I‘m going backwards (by date published) through her previous novels.

I love boarding school thrillers and this one didn‘t disappoint!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

KathyWheeler I like boarding school thrillers too and really liked this one. 1y
suvata @KathyWheeler Yeah, it was really intense. 1y
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Dcueto
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Love her books and this wasn‘t an exception

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LibrarianChels
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It was alright. Not haunted or suspenseful enough to keep me focused. The police-hate-journalists theme was a bit overplayed, too.

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DebinHawaii
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Every time we finished a Simone St. James book for #sundaybuddyreads this year I vowed to go back & read this one & I finally did it! I can see what all the🖤is about. Spooky, atmospheric & an interesting story & mystery with lots of twists. I‘m still torn between this & The Sun Down Motel as my favorite with Silence For the Dead right up there too. Heck, I‘ve enjoyed everything I‘ve read from this author & can‘t wait for her new book next year.

kspenmoll Me too to all that!!!💕 1y
Sargar114 Glad you loved it!!! Mary Hand is one of the scariest ghosts! (edited) 1y
DebinHawaii @Sargar114 She is quite scary! I even had to stop reading it last night when it was dark & windy outside.😱😉 1y
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ErraticElle
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Incredibly atmospheric read with a good, lightly creepy mystery. The spooky factor is enough to be uncomfortable without being nightmare fodder. The mystery was well-written & not at all heavy-handed; nice & subtle, with an easy flow & enough intrigue to keep me wanting more without feeling overcomplicated. I breezed through this book & didn't want to put it down. My 2nd St. James read & I will now be reading her entire backlist. Success.

Tiffiney She's my favorite! New book coming in March of 2022 1y
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