Friday, April 27, 2018
Review: The Broken Girls
Title: The Broken Girls
Author: Simone St. James
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Genre: Mystery/Psychological Suspense/Paranormal
Recommended If You Like: strong female characters, crimes from the past, boarding school mysteries, paranormal woven in with realism
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Idlewild Hall has never been a happy place. In the 1950's, it was a boarding school for girls whose families had deemed them unwanted. In the 1990's, it's grounds were the location for a murderer to dump the body of Deb Sheridan. In the 2000's, it is being restored, and Fiona Sheridan is drawn to both writing a story about it and trying to solve what truly happened to her sister. But as she delves deeper into the story, shocking revelations come to light about the past--and about the ghostly woman who has been appearing at Idlewild since its inception.
What I Liked:
I really liked this book! It hits some of my favorite things to read about-(multiple) mysteries from the past, and paranormal elements. There are so many strong female characters. And St. James really kept me guessing-I would think I had something figured out, and would then find out something that turned everything I thought I knew on its head. One of the big reveals by the end I had absolutely never seen coming.
Anything I Didn't Like?
Honestly, no. This was a great read.
This book manages to be a mystery grounded in reality that also has a fantastically creepy paranormal element. I definitely recommend this read.