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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


Description from book;
Laurel Gray Hawthorne hasn't seen a ghost in thirteen years she and her husband have lived in their beautiful gated community. Then, in the dog days of a Florida August, she wakes to find Molly, her daughter's best friend, standing by her bed, who then leads her to her own small body floating lifelessly in the Hawthornes' pool. Laurel's carefully constructed existence cracks, and the past sweeps through....

Laurel and her sister, Thalia, grew up in what looked like a typical blue-collar home. But the Grays have long been hiding a skeleton in their closet. While Laurel built her "perfect" life, Thalia became an actress with a capital A, a woman who doesn't fit in Laurel's tidy world. Now Molly can't rest until someone learns her secrets. Laurel turns to her sister, and together they begin a journey that will unearth their family's history, the true state of Laurel's marriage, and what really happened to... The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

My take on this book selection;

Right from the first chapter this book was a page turner!! I thoroughly loved the main story, and all the little ones intertwined. I honestly, did not want the story to end. I highly recommend this book to anyone, and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.



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