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Surf And Sand: The Girl In The Seaside Hotel is the story of a young girl and her family living in Hermosa Beach during the late 1950s, the so-called "Gidget Era" of surfing. A formerly grand old hotel becomes the setting for the girl's growing obsession with solving the mysterious disappearance of another girl 21 years earlier in the hotel's basement swimming pool. After ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published February 2019
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Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surf and Sand is the cleverly told story about a young girl who in 1959 lives in an old hotel on the beach with her mother and brother. Eleven year old Nell has come to love the hotel with all its halls and passages, but she especially loves the pool. She has come to think of it as her own. When she learns that twenty-one years ago a beautiful young actress vanished from the hotel, Nell makes it her mission to find out what happened to her. But, there is more. Now, another girl has gone missing. ...more
Lee
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good mystery, which captures your attention from the beginning. Something is happening to young girls at the Surf and Sand hotel. Nell is an eleven year old who explores the hotel and beaches by herself, since her older brother is busy with his new surfing hobby. They recently moved to Los Angeles, and now are learning to be beach kids. As Nell discovers a basement pool that she can swim alone early in, she's been sneaking down there every day. Soon, she realizes something is di ...more
Sharon
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new author to me, and this book is a little gem that I recommend everyone who loves mystery books to grab this one and enjoy a great read! This isn’t your modern-day mystery, it’s a cold case from 1938 meshed with a current missing girl in 1959. What more could I ask for? It’s history and mystery, it’s full of intrigue and so very well written. The characters are interesting, and the location is well described.
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Pat Eroh
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a first read for me by this author and I am so glad! Wonderful characters and an awesome plot that intrigued me and kept me guessing! I find this author to be very talented and I hope to read more of his books.

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Gwynn
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story. Enjoyed reading this book. Love story with twists and turns. Characters are wonderful and add a lot to the story.

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Susan
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It brought back memories of the era I grew up at the shore. It made me feel like I was back there again. Very descriptive great characters. Much better than just a beach read however. The book includes a riveting murder mystery too.
Christine Lowe
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was drawn to this book partly because I grew up living near this area. There are many things that felt familiar to me as I read about the beaches in the area. The Morgan family was not typical. Ginger and her two children, Lonnie 14 and Mary Nell 11, lived in a past its prime hotel on the beach. Ginger did the books for the hotel. Her husband was in Saudi Arabia working on an oil pipeline.

There are two storylines that played out very cleverly at the hotel, both involve missing young women. The
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Shayna
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Good story; I didn't see the ending coming. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys mystery novels.
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W.B. Edwards is a retired telephone employee, who took two years of college as an English major at Rio Hondo in Whittier, California, from 1966 to 1968. Edwards is a Vietnam era Navy veteran, a motorcycle enthusiast, surfer, taiji practitioner, and dreamer. He is an Indie author with two novels completed, and working on a third.

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