The Broken Girls - Simone St. James

The Broken GirlsThe Broken Girls by Simone St. James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Riveting and wonderfully irresistible! If you don’t think you enjoy ghost stories, think again. The Broken Girls is perfectly executed from start to finish. Told in dual storylines, past and present, it manages to be a haunting mystery, historical fiction, and a dash of romance, all blended seamlessly to create a truly ingenious book that had me hooked from the first page.

We have the 1950 storyline, which tells the story of four ‘misfits’ who become friends at a boarding school called Idlewild Hall; and we have the 2014 storyline, in which Fiona, a journalist still haunted by the murder of her older sister at Idlewild Hall, decides to write a story about the renovations that have begun there. These two stories interact in surprising and unexpected ways.

Atmospheric, haunting and intriguing, The Broken Girls is the perfect read for this time of year. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read more from St. James.

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