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Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before graduation, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden for more than two decades. 

Now, Jane has returned as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. Once again, young, troubled girls are beginning to die.

©2002 Carol Goodman (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Absolutely LOVED this book!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes psychological thrillers! It’s a fabulous story-one that you don’t want to end!

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Love Goodman’s books...minor complaints

This book and Goodman’s others are worth a credit for sure. I can’t wait for more to be released. The writing is beautiful and the characters real.

My only complaints, and I leave these more for the author than other readers, are regarding plot aspects that reveal a lack of the authors’ knowledge OR her desire to create suspense using the following (which I find unnecessary as the storylines are brilliant without these added/undeveloped qualities):

1. The heroine is sometimes weak and unable to see obvious dangers such as characters with malicious intent. A character always demonstrating crappy judgment makes question whether I want her to survive her ordeal. Survival of the fittest, after all.

2. Some of the plots and powers of antagonists are antiquated and don’t match modern day legalities which detracts from the believability. Just speaking generally about the books of Goodman’s I have read, patient confidentiality is not considered. Police protocol is not researched and demonstrated. The heroine is often left helpless when in reality, antagonists’ behaviors cross lines into obvious professional misconduct that no one would turn a blind eye to. Husbands are able to lock up their wives in mental institutions—a true horror and threat to women 50 years ago but not actually plausible now. I am annoyed by the helplessness and sycophantic behaviors of these characters—it gives me stress to read about people so helpless and reliant upon others for their survival.

Again, the writing is brilliant and the narrator excellent.

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Not Your Typical Lighthearted Fiction

I listened to this as part of a book club. When this book was described to me, I assumed it was going to much like other fiction I read, but this was far from true. This story is anything but lighthearted. It is intricate and dark and twisted and creepy. I enjoyed the writing and the performance. The story was riveting at points, making my commutes go by quickly.
#funkyfiction #creepy #violent #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Alan
  • Atlanta
  • 08-24-18

Disappointing..

I'm sorry, I thought it was boring. I tried for several hours and just didn't find it interesting at all. I couldn't finish it. I will be returning it.

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  • CATHERINE
  • Margaretville, NY, United States
  • 08-07-18

A School Mystery

A twisted tale of the past returning to impact the present
This was an enjoyable read