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The Broken Girls
The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Ghost 👻
#MayMoms

🖤🖤🖤

KristiAhlers I haven‘t read that one yet!!! What am I doing with my life??? I love her writing. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KristiAhlers it‘s so good!! I have her newest, but haven‘t read it yet! Have you? 1w
Eggs Perfection 👻🥰 1w
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KristiAhlers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes!!! It was really good! 7d
SilversReviews Very good book. 4d
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#SAVVYSETTINGS
March 2022
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Today‘s Prompt: BOARDING SCHOOL

Murders, an old boarding school, corruption, and an awesome story line await the reader.

And...how about that cover?  

A great indication of what is inside…https://tinyurl.com/2p98xh55

@simonestjames
@BerkleyPub

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 🏫🖤 2mo
Eggs A true page turner!! 2mo
SilversReviews @Eggs Definitely a page turner!! 2mo
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GatheringBooks
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#SavvySettings Day 27: #BoardingSchool reminded me of this novel. Naturally, the #boardingschool is haunted. It is this which really made me sit up and pay attention, because the description of the woman in a black veil, named Mary Hand, was so creepy, it actually gave me nightmares. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-iuk

Eggs Me too 😱 2mo
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fictionaddictbooks
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Eggs My choice too 🖤😱🖤 2mo
fictionaddictbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds think alike❤❤❤ 2mo
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Eggs
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A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel.

#BoardingSchool #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 🖤📚😱 2mo
Eggs Love St. James🖤💙🖤 2mo
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IndoorDame
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Clwojick Great match! 4mo
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IndoorDame
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Simone St. James is definitely my favorite ghost story writer! This one started off seriously creepy, and then developed into a rich interesting story. #BBCR Yeah Baby Supernatural Thriller #PopSugar2022 #ABookAboutTheAfterlife @LibrarianRyan

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IndoorDame
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Excellent start to #20in4 yesterday with 7.5 hours read. I‘m in the middle of a major mood reading binge, so I don‘t have a specific list for this weekend, but am currently listening to the tagged book on audio which the perfect spooky accompaniment to the beginning of this monster snowstorm. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 4mo
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wideeyedreader
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My final book for #newyearwhodis! It was solid, and I loved the ghostly element, but I felt like the writing was a bit repetitive. All in all, not bad! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#NYWD22

Read-y_Picker I listened to this Audiobook. May have made it easier to glaze over the repetition but I find I really enjoy this author. Can't wait to get my hands on some more of her work!
4mo
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TravelsWithBooks
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https://travelswithboooks.wordpress.com/blog/

Catching up on my blog! Have a few new reviews.

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PatriciaU
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We hosted a small family gathering this year. Once everyone went home, I settled myself in my quiet dining room and opened these two absolutely lovely #jolabokaflod packages. Thank you so very much @Bookish_AF and @Wen4blu. You have made this Christmas Eve very special indeed. Wen4blu, the cookbook is fabulous; Bookish-AF, I have been wanting to read Broken Girls for such a long time. And thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing the swap.

Bookish_AF Yay I‘m so glad you like it! 😄 5mo
wen4blu Enjoy! 5mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A heartbreaking/melancholy but interesting book. Read for the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 4/5

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Jovy
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Great mystery with just the right touch of creepy! Another first author for me, and glad I picked this up.

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rsteve388
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#AHR opens on October 30th right? Hope so cause I opened it. Thank you so much @Charityann everything is great. I love socks. They are great and the books are great too!

Chrissyreadit I love the socks!!! 7mo
Crazeedi 🧡🎃🧡🎃🧡 7mo
Charityann Glad you like it!🎃 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Skeleton
#Haunted

“That was what books did—they turned off your thinking for you, put their thoughts in your head so you wouldn‘t have your own.” ❤️📚

Eggs Exquisite photo🙌🏻💀👍🏼🖤 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you ☠️🖤☠️ 7mo
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IamIamIam
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These $1.99 deals are going to be the death of me!!! 🤣🤣🤣 Just got The Broken Girls for less than a cup of coffee!!

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rather_be_reading
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A great October read!

PhyllisH I just downloaded the book. Thanks for the sale heads up. 😁 7mo
Karkar Thank you! 7mo
rather_be_reading @Karkar of course! 7mo
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Drnkpnkprincess
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I‘ve tried to pick this book up for years, YEARS! But for some reason I‘d read a page and walk away. Downloaded the audiobook and only hit pause to eat food. Great story, sad and cold at parts but kept me engaged and wanting more.

Drnkpnkprincess Full disclosure: I read this after Sun Down and can understand why people said there is a resemblance in SD to BG but the formula still works! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SpookySunday
#Haunted

Loved this one!!

🎃🧡👻🖤

Sleepswithbooks Great photo 🎃 7mo
JenReadsAlot Great picture! 7mo
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Eggs Ah Simone !!!! Great pic 👍🏼🎃🖤 7mo
tracey38 Love the pic! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you!! How are you? 7mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks getting there. Just had to start a steroid inhaler this weekend. 😞 7mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Another great ghost story from Simone St. James! Multiple story lines that intertwine and all come together so cleanly in the end. 2 women who attended a now-closed girl‘s school decades apart were found murdered. A good look at how the presence and absence of family can both negatively impact a life. But the grass is always greener…. The audiobook version was great. 4🌟
#teamhendrix #scarathlon #screamathon2021 #littenlisten #wickedathon

LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 👍🏻 7mo
TheSpineView Way to go!👍😊 7mo
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BiblioLitten This is my favourite by James💙 7mo
Read-y_Picker @BiblioLitten @LeahBergen yeah it‘s really fantastic! Went in a direction I never in a million years would have guessed. And there was nothing cheesy or gimmicky about it. Everything worked for me. She‘s definitely going to be an auto-read author going forward. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Michellesibs
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Well, this was a successful horror thriller combo in my opinion.
Split between two main timelines, this book focuses on Idlewild Hall, a boarding school for illegitimate and troublesome girls during the early to mid 1900's.
There's a lot of characters here and while there's two main timelines, a lot of other timeless are being referred too but credit to the author as it was easy to follow. I had a great reading experience with this one.

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sharread
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"Ghosts, dead babies and murdered girls." Quote from the book and that sums it up. 4 ???? Only because it's not scary or creepy at all. The suspense was great, quite predictable too. Fee did some great investigative journalism. I'm getting bummed I picked all the wrong horror novels. Hope the next one's will be more horror related. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo 🖤 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Read-y_Picker
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Andrew65 Loved this! 8mo
TheSpineView 👍📖 8mo
kplovesbooks I'll be the un-glow then. Lol. I have the very unpopular opinion that the book was just okay. 🤷 8mo
kimmypete1 Can't wait to hear how it is. I loved The Sun Down Motel. 7mo
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sharread
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I'm really enjoying this one so far. Can't wait until the scary stuff. 🎃 #Halloween

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SchoolTheme
#FallTreasures

So creepy and good!! 🖤👻☠️ 🏫

Eggs Perfection 🖤💀🖤 8mo
rubyslippersreads ❤️ your 😸 mug! 8mo
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suvata
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⬆️ This quote from the book pretty much sums up the plot.

After reading The Sun Down Hotel, I wanted to read more from St. James. So, I‘m going backwards (by date published) through her previous novels.

I love boarding school thrillers and this one didn‘t disappoint!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

KathyWheeler I like boarding school thrillers too and really liked this one. 8mo
suvata @KathyWheeler Yeah, it was really intense. 8mo
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Dcueto
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Love her books and this wasn‘t an exception

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LibrarianChels
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It was alright. Not haunted or suspenseful enough to keep me focused. The police-hate-journalists theme was a bit overplayed, too.

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DebinHawaii
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Every time we finished a Simone St. James book for #sundaybuddyreads this year I vowed to go back & read this one & I finally did it! I can see what all the🖤is about. Spooky, atmospheric & an interesting story & mystery with lots of twists. I‘m still torn between this & The Sun Down Motel as my favorite with Silence For the Dead right up there too. Heck, I‘ve enjoyed everything I‘ve read from this author & can‘t wait for her new book next year.

kspenmoll Me too to all that!!!💕 9mo
Sargar114 Glad you loved it!!! Mary Hand is one of the scariest ghosts! (edited) 9mo
DebinHawaii @Sargar114 She is quite scary! I even had to stop reading it last night when it was dark & windy outside.😱😉 9mo
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ErraticElle
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Incredibly atmospheric read with a good, lightly creepy mystery. The spooky factor is enough to be uncomfortable without being nightmare fodder. The mystery was well-written & not at all heavy-handed; nice & subtle, with an easy flow & enough intrigue to keep me wanting more without feeling overcomplicated. I breezed through this book & didn't want to put it down. My 2nd St. James read & I will now be reading her entire backlist. Success.

Tiffiney She's my favorite! New book coming in March of 2022 9mo
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DebinHawaii
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While I have to be at a job fair most of the day for work on a Saturday, at least I got the easiest/lamest job of the “Mahalo Table” where I send them out the door with their incentive after they interview. But I am in air conditioning & I‘m sneaking in some reading in between. Starting this one finally since I missed it with my friends at #sundaybuddyread last year & I have discovered that I love this author.

Sargar114 This one is my fave by her!!! Enjoy!!! 😊 9mo
kspenmoll This is a favorite! I loved it! 9mo
DebinHawaii @Sargar114 @kspenmoll I have been wanting to read it for ages based on how everyone has loved it. Only about 15% in but great so far! 🤗 9mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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The wheel has spoken...

Sargar114 The wheel is wise, that‘s a good one 9mo
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I cannot express how much I love this author! This is another fantastic ghost story mystery. The ghost is creepy, the mysteries in the present day timeline and past timeline were perfect, and the villains were excellent despicable characters. Thank you #sundaybuddyread for pumping this up. Can‘t wait for our August St. James pick! This was my July #bookspin No. 20 pick! Recommend!!!

TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!! I just love her books!!! 10mo
mollyrotondo @TheBookHippie me too! And I‘m now so pumped to start our August pick tomorrow afternoon!! She just writes an excellent ghost story and mystery. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
Sargar114 This one is probably my favorite St. James, so delightfully creepy! 10mo
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LeahBergen
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I‘m currently ‘buddy reading‘ this with my best friend and finding it hard to put down! It‘s so well-paced and slightly creepy. 😬

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 12mo
MsMelissa This is a good one. 12mo
Leftcoastzen Sometimes I feel like I‘m the only one left that has not read her.😁 12mo
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eanderson I loved this book! 12mo
BiblioLitten I think it‘s one of the best books in that genre. 12mo
Hooked_on_books This is the first of hers I read. I really liked it! 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this! 12mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy ! Sounds good 👏🏻 12mo
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DavidDiamond
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Written before her latest (The Sundown Motel), this story is the precursor to that book with similar story elements and tone. While I enjoyed “Sundown”more, this story stands on it‘s own merit and makes for a very satisfying and gripping read.

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DarkMina
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65 of 2021. Solid mystery with paranormal elements. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#mystery #LitsyAtoZ #AbecedarianTBR #LetterS

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SeaToSkyes
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Reason no. 49592 why working at a library has its perks. This particular reason is having first dibs at donations 📚

#librarylife #booklover #booknerd #bookcommunity #books #booksbooksbooks #bookaddict #bookworm #bookish #booklove #bookish #bookaesthetic #bookaholic

CaffeineAndCandy Yay 💜💜💜 super cool 13mo
CoverToCoverGirl The 9th Girl is very good. It has a very intense start. 13mo
SeaToSkyes @CoverToCoverGirl I'm excited to read that one! 13mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Need to have this finished by Tuesday for my library's book club meeting. Excited to read a book that takes place in my home state of Vermont. ❤

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tessavi
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This murder mystery with a ghost story and some world war II history mixed in was pretty good!

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Mesica25
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it.

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KathyWheeler
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I really like Simone St. James‘ books so far. I‘ve read this and The Sun Down Motel, and both are good blends of mystery and suspense, with a slight bit of the paranormal thrown in. St. James also handles dual timelines well. In The Broken Girls, the story took a little bit of a twist into a era that I wasn‘t expecting, and her characters are interesting and believable.

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KathyWheeler
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So, Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, and my university is closed for Mardi Gras. I‘m off Monday as well. Starting this long chilly and rainy weekend by lying in bed and reading The Broken Girls. I love it when that tree blooms, but it always does it early and then it gets cold and the flowers die.

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Sargar114
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This may be because it‘s my most recent read, but this has become my favorite of St. James. An intriguing story with multiple mysteries. With the dual timelines and multiple perspectives, she did a fabulous job of moving the story but also keeping you guessing. Nothing felt unresolved; a satisfying end. Also: Mary Hand might be the scariest ghost I‘ve read!!! Warning: do not read at night!

JaclynW This was a great read! I'm loving this author! 1y
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Arobi
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Great read! All the elements of this book were intriguing and drew me in until the last page. Totally in sync with the vibe and setting of this story during all this snow!

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My absolute favorite thing about this book is the strength and resilience in the female characters. Reading from 5 POVs I not only cared about all of them, I felt for them too. My heart ached for each of them. The only thing holding it back for me was that this was definitely a slow read for me.

#20in4 update - a little over 13 hrs. Today is a day off so I might actually get to 20

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Andrew65 Love this book. 1y
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