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.

The Book:

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.

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