Incoming! is a feature at Ms. Bookish that chronicles new books that have arrived in the Ms. Bookish household. Here’s the latest new arrival:
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, by Joshilyn Jackson
Laurel Gray Hawthorne hasn’t seen a ghost in the 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 seeps 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.
First line: Until the drowned girl came to Laurel’s bedroom, ghosts had never walked in Victorianna.
Received from: Won in a giveaway from Julie’s Jewels
My initial thoughts:
I’ve seen some great reviews of this book at other book blogs, so when the chance to win this came up, I decided to enter my name in the draw. I think it will be a great summer read.
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