The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls

A 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. . . .

Title:The Broken Girls
Edition Language:English
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About Simone St. James

Simone St. James is the award-winning author of The Broken Girls and The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time


    The Broken Girls Reviews

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!! “Mary Hand, Mary Hand, dead and buried under land… Faster, faster. Don’t let her catch you. She’ll say s...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    5 SHINY STARS, I would give a lot more if I Could. Mary Hand Mary Hand, Dead and buried underland. She'll say she wants to be your friend. Do not let her in again. The setting is in Vermont. There are...

  • Meredith

    LOVED!Hauntingly suspenseful read about a former boarding school for “troubled girls.” There’s something sinister at work in Barrons, Vermont at the abandoned Idlewild Hall. Ghosts have been see...

  • Julie

    The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is a 2018 Berkley publication. Now THIS is my kind of book!! Set in Vermont, alternating between 1950 and 2014, this well rounded thriller, centers around a girl...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    4 Haunting Stars for The Broken Girls The Broken Girls is part paranormal story, part mystery and I enjoyed how Simone St. James blended the two together. I was actually surprised by how much I e...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    3.5*A dark, haunting novel that includes a whopper of a ghost story. When I first sought out this book I had no idea the plotline involved a supernatural element. Had I known, I probably would have ju...

  • Navidad Thelamour

    Idlewild was the boarding school of last resort, where parents stashed their embarrassments, their failures, and their recalcitrant girls. Hidden in the backwoods of Vermont, it had only 120 students:...

  • Melisa

    A seriously atmospheric, creepy, spooky, eerie (seriously, think of a synonym for any of those words and it will fit the bill) tale that will haunt you day and night.I am not one for supernatural book...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 eerie, ghostly stars to The Broken Girls! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 The Broken Girls started off with a bang with a dynamically engaging prologue! Was there a ghost right from the start? If you think you ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I thought it was great!! Happy First Of October!! Mel 🖤🐺🐾🎃...