Monday Reads

It’s Monday all day today, and that means it’s times for another episode of Monday Reads!

This past week, I started this great book by Simone St. James called The Broken Girls. Man! What a read. Although I started another book the same day, I immediately put that one down and blasted through the first few chapters of this one. I challenge you to put this one aside. The Broken Girls is a supernatural thriller with outstanding writing and well-developed characters that you will truly care about.

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Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

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 local legend says the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears . . .

Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago, journalist Fiona Sheridan’s elder sister’s body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And although her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, Fiona can’t stop revisiting the events, unable to shake the feeling 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 renovations links the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced . . .

Here’s another one you might want to check out.

The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

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Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.

A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–including her own–are lost?

What are you reading this week?

4 thoughts on “Monday Reads”

  1. I’m reading Close to Home by Lisa Jackson. It even mentions ghosts =D Here’s the synopsis “Home
    Along the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion where Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she remembers. The moment she and her two daughters, Jade and Gracie, pull up the isolated drive, Sarah is beset by uneasy memories–of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious.

    Is Where

    But Sarah has vowed to make a fresh start and renovate the old place. Between tending to her girls and the rundown property, she has little time to dwell on the past. . ..Until a new, more urgent menace enters the picture.

    The Fear Is

    One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters’ safety, Sarah feels the house’s walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her most terrifying fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more. . .”

    The Broken Girls sounds like a great read! I have added it to my TBR list!

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      1. I got the book for free at my local library! They have a cart where they give away free books. It’s great! I can’t remember if I’ve read any of her books or not. It’s been good so far, a little too descriptive in places, but it’s still good.

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