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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday - The Sea of Lost Girls



'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly post I'm going to try to keep up with here - well, weekly.  Today I'm highlighting a new book by Carol Goodman that comes out early next month.  I've read at least three books by this author and enjoy how she brings certain themes to life.  I'm waiting on:



Publication Date:  March 3rd

Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she’s long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds.

And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it’s Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy’s girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before.

As the investigation into Lila’s death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess’s son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila’s death isn’t the first blemish on Haywood’s record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood’s fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.

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Have you read any of Carol Goodman's books?  They are often set at schools or in the spooky forest or both.  I'd love to see her at an event and don't you know it - she's going to be at Malice Domestic 2020 in early May and I'm not attending that conference this year.  Sigh.  Ah well.  Perhaps at another time. 

8 comments:

  1. I love Carol Goodman's books! I'm looking forward to reading this.

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  2. A new author to me but as I like books set in schools or forests she might be right up my street. Will look her up on Goodreads.

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  3. I'm not familiar with that author but, boy, does that book sound good.

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  4. I'm excited for this one, too. I've read almost all of Goodman's books, so this one has definitely been on my radar ever since I heard about it. I hope we both enjoy it!

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  5. Carol Goodman has been an on and off again experience for me, but "when she is good, she is very, very good."

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  6. I've read several of Goodman's books and enjoyed most of them. There were two that I didn't love. But overall I really like how she writes.

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  7. I just saw this book on another blog and thought it sounded interesting - I especially like the boarding school setting.

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  8. I have not read any of her books. In glancing at her website, the covers and titles are very intriguing.

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