Simone St. James is masterful in her book The Broken Girls as she leads the reader to a haunting bridge between the present and the past in this mystery thriller. To make it more intriguing, throw in an obsessed journalist who suffers the traumatic effects of a murdered sister whose body was dumped in the field of Idlewild Hall, a long time abandoned and slightly haunted boarding school for outcast girls. What’s NOT to like about that? But wait, it gets better. Now the property has been purchased and is in the process of renovations when the remains of another young girl, a former student who attended the school and mysteriously disappeared over sixty years ago are discovered. Do I have your attention yet? I hope so because I truly recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery.
Follow Fiona, the freelance journalist who desperately seeks to come to terms with her sister’s death, and does so by taking the assignment of covering the resurrection of Idlewild Hall, the very place of her sister’s murder. She will uncover the depth of pain the young women of Idlewild’s past endured and the strength and resilience they drew from each other to survive. Suspense builds with each page and a guaranteed ending that will satisfy.