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The Broken Girls #2019

The Broken Girls A breakout suspense novel from the award winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare Vermont There s a place for the girls whom no one wants the troublemakers the illegitimate the too smart

  • Title: The Broken Girls
  • Author: Simone St. James
  • ISBN: 9780451476203
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Broken Girls By Simone St. James, A breakout 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 theirA breakout 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

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    1. My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr4.5 Stars Mary Hand, Mary Hand, dead and buried under land Faster, faster Don t let her catch you She ll say she wants to be your friend Do not let her in again I m not usually one for paranormal ghost stories, but when I read the description for The Broken Girls I was really intrigued I m thrilled to say that this was even better than I expected.Barrons, Vermont November 1950 A young girl has just gotten off a bus She has two choices S [...]

    2. 5 SHINY STARS, I would give a lot if I Could Mary Hand Mary Hand, Dead and buried underland She ll say she wants to be your friend Do not let her in again The setting is in Vermont There are rumors that the boarding school Idlewild Hall is haunted This is a place where girls go who are troublemakers, illegitimate and too smart for their own good Their parents rarely visit them Four roommates are friends and they bond very well until one of them disappears.Fiona Sheridan is a journalist Twenty y [...]

    3. LOVED Hauntingly suspenseful read about a former boarding school for troubled girls There s something sinister at work in Barrons, Vermont at the abandoned Idlewild Hall Ghosts have been seen, bodies have been found, and secrets have been long buried When a journalist begins digging into the dark, dismal history of Idlewild, she exposes a web of corruption and hidden crimes.In the 1950 s four girls were roommates and the best of friends at Idlewild Hall, a boarding school for troubled girls The [...]

    4. Mary Hand, Mary Hand, dead and buried under land Faster, faster Don t let her catch you She ll say she wants to be your friend What a bloody brilliant story The Broken Girls by Simone St James is a creepy, chilling, and BOLD ghost story Oh my gosh I absolutely loved how Simone created a mystery within a paranormal ghost story I have read previous novels where authors have tried to create a paranormal feel to the mystery thriller and it failed miserably but wow I am utterly impressed with Simone [...]

    5. 4 eerie, ghostly stars to The Broken Girls The Broken Girls started off with a bang with a dynamically engaging prologue Was there a ghost right from the start If you think you do not enjoy ghost stories, I have to say, this one is executed well Spooky is done with a light hand, not overdone, even feasible if that s possible for a ghost story The atmosphere is perfectly staged with an old school building featuring tooth shaped windows Told in dual story lines, past and present, that later conver [...]

    6. A seriously atmospheric, creepy, spooky, eerie seriously, think of a synonym for any of those words and it will fit the bill tale that will haunt you day and night.I am not one for supernatural books, but this one was SO well done, it had me believing in ghosts by the time I was finished So well done, in fact, that I went and bought this author s entire back catalogue of titles Mary Hand is a fascinating character and her powers are definitely unique I loved her storyline, and would have enjoyed [...]

    7. 3.5 stars The Broken Girls was a quick, entertaining, fast paced and atmospheric gothic mystery novel that was an enjoyable and satisfying read I did enjoy the dual storylines, but I thought that the past timeline was a little interesting than the present one though I do love a good ghost story and the supernatural and I definitely thought the author delivered a spooky read here, but for some reason when I was reading this novel, I wasn t overly impressed with the author s prose though so that [...]

    8. 3.5 A storyline fifty years apart A deserted school for girls, a school that in the fifties, housed girls that had problems Four become fast friends, and then one goes missing never forgotten, but never seen again A murder in current times, body found on school grounds and a sister who wants answers Now a wealthy woman is undertaking a renovation of the school, opening and exposing old secrets Oh yes, and we must forget the ghost The atmosphere, spooky, gothic, tense, the definite star of this [...]

    9. I don t believe in ghosts in real life, but I absolutely believed in the ghost of Mary Hand haunting a girls boarding school, even after it was shut down in 1979 The writing of Broken Girls is wonderful and unique.The story is told during two diferent periods in history In 2014, journalist Fiona Sheridan, daughter of a famous journalist, is still looking for solid information on the murder of her sister twenty years earlier, even though Deb s boyfriend was convicted and has been imprisoned sinc [...]

    10. 3.5 A dark, haunting novel that includes a whopper of a ghost story When I first sought out this book I had no idea the plotline involved a supernatural element Had I known, I probably would have just passed on it And boy, what a shame that would ve been In fact, the supernatural slant ended up being my favorite part of the book So even if ghosts tend to scare, like they do for me don t run It blends perfectly into the story.The book is split into two timelines Past and present Interestingly, I [...]

    11. I was lost in the spooky overgrown weedy brushes of the lush coulee with ten of my Traveling Sisters This was one of our largest group reads that we have done and it was such a great, fun read I really enjoyed discussing everyone s thoughts on this one Interesting with such a large group we ended up in the same coulee but were split into different sides of the coulee The Broken Girls is a creepy gothic, suspenseful, supernatural thriller that pulled us deep into the weedy brushes along with this [...]

    12. A deliciously creepy story that s a bit gothic, heartwrenching, and completely absorbing Stories involved the supernatural are a hit or miss with me, and I m glad this one was a hit The supernatural parts are not overdone at all, enough to be spooky and leave you wanting , while being easy to imagine I actually jumped at some point when my reading was rudely interrupted by a knock This story has two timelines, 1950 and 2014 I found the older to be my style, but they were both interesting to rea [...]

    13. An eerie ghost story set in Vermont Two timelines 1950 and 2014 merge to unfold a haunting tale with plenty of spine tingling revelations.A boarding school for troubled girls in 1950, conceals secrets that are begging to be told The foreboding rhyme of Mary Hand is whispered through the walls One of the four bonded roommates disappears and the others are left afraid and worried for their friend.It s 2014 and Fiona has questions about her sisters murder, although it has been twenty years Her body [...]

    14. I m weary of thrillers I m not a fan of ghost stories And, bad girls in boarding school has been done to death Sounds like a recipe for a disappointing read but Broken Girls was a pleasant surprise The four bad girls in 1950 weren t bad by today s standards, in fact they weren t bad at all Mostly, these girls were shuttled off to a crumbling and severe boarding school to shield their parents from embarrassment and then a student goes missing Everyone was afraid at Idlewild Hall even the teachers [...]

    15. Superb Gothic Suspense Highly Recommended Simone St James latest novel is indeed about the broken The abandoned Vermont girls school where the book is set is a crumbling echo chamber, an ominous place rud to be haunted Fiona Sheridan, the freelance journalist writing a story about Idlewild s renovation, is in no better shape After police discover her sister s body on school grounds in the 1990s, Fiona spends the next 20 years grieving Then there are the four girls who attended Idlewild in the fi [...]

    16. What a marvelous and unexpected on the edge of your seat kind of read Simon St James s The Broken Girls is set in Barrons, Vermont, during two different time periods and ultimately merging into one storyline 1950 In a generation of people affected by the aftermath of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, there is a boarding school in rural Vermont called Idlewild Hall This all girls boarding school is home to many of society s degenerates , trouble makers, family secrets, and broken gi [...]

    17. 4.5 couldn t stop reading stars rounded up This was a story of tragedy, of death, of girls seeking love and finding it with one another in a boarding school in Vermont It was a story with Gothic overtones that kept this reader totally engaged from the very first page unto its satisfying conclusion What better way to get rid of a daughter, a young girl, or a family problem, than to shut her away in a boarding school far from others and seldom visit or even care about her The girls we meet are jus [...]

    18. 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4This was a terrific gothic mystery with great characters and writing I loved the suspense and the creepy vibe and I couldn t wait to get back to the story every time I put the book down.Told with a dual story line, one is set in the 1950s, featuring four girls who live at Idlewild, a boarding school for troubled or unwanted girls The girls stories were heartbreaking and they really captured my heart They had no one except each other and their friendship was endearing Th [...]

    19. First, I have to say how much I love this cover it reflects the atmosphere of this novel perfectly What could be better than a murder mystery with an interwoven ghost story It was well paced and kept me interested the entire time Only complaint the ending was a bit tidy I ll be looking into reading by St James 4 stars.

    20. About The Broken Girls is a thriller written by Simone St James It will be published on 3 20 18 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 336 pages The genres are paranormal, fiction, suspense, gothic, and thriller My Experience I started reading The Broken Girls on 2 11 18 and finished it on 2 23 18 This book is a fantastic and thrilling read right from the first page I literally bite my teeth and take shallow breaths as I devour the pages in this story I couldn t put down ever [...]

    21. 3.5 Stars rounded up Vermont Idlewild Hall Girls who attend or are on the grounds go missing or get hurt Troublemakers are sent there Girls who are considered difficult or who no one wants Everyone says its haunted If you ve been there you ve seen her Mary Hand Dead and buried under land Vermont, 1950 Four girls, roommates, attendees of Idlewild who become extremely close Each has a past and each one has seen her Unfortunately one goes missing and only her roommates take it seriously Vermont, 20 [...]

    22. This book was fantastic Vermont 1950, we follow the story of four roommates at Idlewild Hall, a boarding school for wayward girls Katie, CeCe, Roberta and Sonia bond over the rumors of the haunted hallways and fields surrounding Idlewild Hall They say Mary Hand haunts the land and soon all the girls experience her presence, whispers in their ears, soft footsteps by their side, until one of them mysteriously disappears Did Mary Hand do something with their dear friend or was an outsider to blame [...]

    23. Reviewed on 5171 Miles Book Blog.Thank you to Berkley Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel.The Broken Girls is everywhere on social media right now as one of this month s Book of the Month choices, and definitely seems a worthy pick This book has been beckoning me since November when I was approved to read it on Netgalley, but I haven t had a chance to fit it in until now Based on the blurb alone, I knew this would be an interesting story, but it ended up being s [...]

    24. Dark, haunting, and atmospheric just how I like my ghost stories But this is so much than just a ghost story, as the author does an amazing job of bringing the past and present together to create a page turner of a mystery.So why not a 5 This is my first time reading this author and with the high reviews already showing, my expectations were high Unfortunately, it took me a bit to find my grove The build up is incredibly slow, but thankfully started to pick up about halfway through I also had a [...]

    25. 4 Stars.This is a top notch dual time line mystery, taking place in 1950 and 2014 It s been twenty years since Fiona Sheridan s sister Deb was murdered her body dumped on the playing field of a now closed girls boarding school Haunted by the tragedy, it affects every aspect of Fiona s life and unanswered questions about the murder won t let her move forward Now, someone has decided to restore the school and a horrible discovery by construction workers on the project spurs Fiona to find answers t [...]

    26. FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MARCH 22, 2018 THE BROKEN GIRLS has lots of secrets, along with ghosts, mean girls, and a school that was for unwanted girls for a reason.This was my first book by Ms St James Her writing is mesmerizing, detailed, and draws you in so well that you feel as if you are right there with the characters and the drama.Murders, an old boarding school, corruption, and an awesome story line await the reader And about that cover A great indication of what is inside ENJOY when you rea [...]

    27. Wow, this book blew me away It had everything I love in a book, amazing believable characters, smooth flowing prose, mystery within mystery within mystery The past and present narrative style works wonderfully in this book and I was equally interested in both parts of the book.In Barrons, Vermont there was a private school called Idlewild Hall for troubled girls This could range from those who had suffered mental and emotional trauma, girls that just didn t fit the right mold, girls fathered by [...]

    28. Another winner from Simone St James The tale weaves back and forth from the perspectives of 4 teens from 1950 to a journalist from 2014 The teens go to a boarding school called Idlewild that is reported to be haunted The girls do get scared of something one by one In 2014, the school is closed but gets bought by a wealthy investor that wants to reopen the school It s during the construction that a body is uncovered Fiona, the journalist, takes on an obsession with uncovering the mystery Perhaps [...]

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