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Mary Rose
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Mary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake are the perfect couple: successful young professionals in Philadelphia, attractive, madly in love, and ready to start a life together. When they travel to England for Simon to ask her parents' permission to marry Mary Rose, he learns an unsettling secret: Mary Rose disappeared when she was a little girl while the family was vacationing on a remote Scottish island. She reappeared mysteriously thirty-three days later in the exact same spot without a scratch on her and no memory of what had happened. After Simon hears about this disturbing episode in Mary Rose's childhood, he becomes obsessed with finding out what happened. He proceeds to launch his own investigation and arranges during their honeymoon for them to visit the island where she disappeared. But as Mary Rose's behavior gets stranger after their engagement, the need for Simon to unlock the truth about her past grows even more urgent. What he uncovers is beyond his most terrifying fears. Mary Rose is author Geoffrey Girard's chilling and modern take on a classic ghost story originally written by J. M. Barrie. And for years, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock attempted to adapt Mary Rose into a film but was never successful. With this novel, Girard taps into the nightmarish fears that inspired both Barrie and Hitchcock, while also bringing the story to the present day with his own unique voice.
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Sweettartlaura
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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This book is based on a play by JM Barrie, that inspired a movie by Hitchcock that never got made.
It‘s the story of a woman who disappeared as a child for 33 days - and doesn‘t remember anything from it.
Or does she?
Scottish islands, creepy houses, family secrets... this book has atmosphere in spades.
Enjoy it, and don‘t miss the Afterword to learn its connection to Hitchcock.
#snowmageddon

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RyeAnnUh
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Finally finished. Took awhile. I think this book could have ripped out the first 100 pages and been just fine as a small novella. I didn't care a whole lot through it but once things started happening within the last 100 pages I didn't want to put it down. Nice creepy little ghost story, thriller for in October.

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RyeAnnUh
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Taking a break from all the reading to learn a couple new stitches! (The hook is made by the speckled clay on Etsy!)

RedxoHearts Love the hook! 13mo
RyeAnnUh @RedxoHearts thank you! Gotta love good ol Cheesy. :) 13mo
DefLeppard @RyeAnnUh my little sis would love that hook, she adores crochet. Me and my elder sis are really into knitting. 😊 13mo
RyeAnnUh @DefLeppard it takes a little getting used too because it's much bigger than a regular hook but I love it! Go check out The Speckled Clay on Etsy. She has so many! Plus she is getting all her Xmas hooks ready to order. 13mo
DefLeppard @RyeAnnUh cool, thank you I will show my sister so she can browse. 😊 13mo
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RyeAnnUh
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard

... started reading this one tonight. Definitely going to stop reading it at night. I'm only 50 pages in and I'm creeped out. So... Time for a different book to read before bed. Any not super creepy ghost stories to read while it's still October?

alysonwrites I‘m a big fan of not super creepy ghost stories! Neil Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book is a solid pick if you haven‘t read it before. 13mo
RyeAnnUh @alysonwrites thank you! I'll look it up. :) 13mo
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Andrea4
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Finished #audiobook while #audiopuzzling today. While a little too lengthy in parts, which I felt dragged out suspense, this is a creepy (ghost) story wherein horror lies at every turn. I doubt you'll guess where it goes, even if you know the OG play.
The afterword was amazing btw-so much info about largely Hitchcock's failure to put this on screen and his twisted background! I seem to be drawn to works related to Hitchcock lately...so Vertigo?😂

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Andrea4
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Started this on a beautiful #audiowalk today! Got a big blister but didn't notice because the story is captivating and the sun is shiney 🌞🌞🌞🌞
Also had no idea how new this story is-found it completely by accident!

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FlowerFairy
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Settling in to write letters to my #LitsyPenPals and do a bit of reading before bed (although it is far past my bedtime).

erzascarletbookgasm The shells are beautiful! 2y
tammysue Pretty! 2y
Nerdfins Aww I love the reading kitty! 2y
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mellissimo I'm so excited for this letter 🤗 Did you receive mine? 2y
FlowerFairy @mellissimo No, I didn‘t! 😞When was it sent? 2y
mellissimo Oh no 🙁 I sent it soon after you gave me your adress. So if you didn't get it by now I guess something went wrong 😔 2y
FlowerFairy @mellissimo I‘m so sorry! I thought perhaps you were just busy and hadn‘t had a chance to get to it. No worries! I‘m sending one your way and we can just start over 😁 2y
mellissimo Exactly! 😊 I thought the same the other way around when you didn't reacted 😅 2y
FlowerFairy @mellissimo LoL No worries, we have it sorted now and all is good 😁🙃😁 2y
BellaBookNook Hello! I loved your letter. We just had spring break and my boys took up all of my time but I will be writing to you soon! Hope all is well. Unseasonably hot weather today - mid 80s!!! 2y
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Mrscastro
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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Because anytime of year is a good time to bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread!

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adventuresofaschoolmarm
Mary Rose | Geoffrey Girard
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I love a good ghost story in October! Anyone read it? #maryrose #ghoststories #octoberreads

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