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The Broken Girls

By Simone St. James
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James digital book - Fable

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A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the ones 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 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....

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“This book was a sharp twisty suspense novel with bits of a ghost story dripped in! This book, told through a dual timeline between 1950 and 2014 is the story of an all girls boarding school that holds tight to the secrets of the past. Two murders decades apart lead you through a journey of intrigue and suspense until the answers reveal a tightly intertwined story. Ms St James has done a fantastic job keeping you turning each page and just a wee bit scared to see what’s next. Overall a great read.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingSuspensefulViolence
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“very spooky very twisty”

About Simone St. James

Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Sun Down MotelThe Broken GirlsLost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

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