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 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. . (From Goodreads)
I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 Stars.
First and foremost, Thank You to Berkley Pub for sending me an Arc of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
Have you ever read a book, that you felt was just consistently good? I really enjoyed this book, I felt like it didn’t drag on, or have parts that lost my interest, I literally enjoyed every page. This book was brilliantly written,and I mean it’s about ghosts, but really there is so much more to this amazing book, thing’s you wouldn’t imagine are within the pages, and I absolutely loved it. It’s kind of like a suspense novel, with a bit of non-fiction thrown in. Once you read this, you will understand what I mean.
I loved the four girls in the 1950’s each of them were so unique, and such solid individuals, I understood how they became friends, and how they loved and supported each other. They opposites attract, and I definitely felt like it did with these girls. All four of them were from different walks of life, but they loved and respected each other, like true friends do.
Fiona was a character I understood, I got why she couldn’t let got of her sister, and the way she died. There was no closure for her. I felt like she couldn’t move on with her life, because her sister didn’t get to move on with hers. I loved that Fiona was persistent, she stood her ground, and she never gave up on what she wanted. Such a great characters with depth, and a heart of gold.
I loved the shocking twists and turns of this book, and I loved how it just gripped me from the very first page. It’s beautifully written, and a book I will remember for a very long time. It’s definitely gotten its hold on me. I hope you guys pick this one up, It’s such an incredible read. If you’ve read it already, what are your thoughts?
It comes out on March 20th, 2018 I will include pre-order link below.