The Sea of Lost Girls
In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author ofThe Lake of Dead Languages—a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.
Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a
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The Sea of Lost Girls was a fun read. I would rate it a 3 star book. It took a bit to get into at first, but by the middle of the book it became more interesting, with some nice twists and turns that kept me reading. By the end, I was hooked; I wanted to know who the killer was and couldn't put the book down. I haven't read any other books by Carol Goodman, but I am now going to check out other books by her.
This book take awhile for me to read. I will say the beginning was rather slow for me, but by the half way point it was moving and I was excited to pick the book up. I did enjoy how the ending wrapped up and by the twist, that I thought was going to happen earlier, but then didn't so I thought it wasn't going to happen at all.
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By Carol Goodman
Synopsis: Tess has done everything she possibly could to keep her past hidden. She’s married to a well respected professor at a boarding school she teaches at. But her son can be a bit volatile. Tess received a text from her son in the middle of the night. Thinking nothing of it she goes and picks her son up and brings him home. He’s shaken and soaking wet. The morning after, local police discovered the body of a student and girlfriend of Tess’ son dead near ...more
The coastal Maine setting was very vivid, probably because the Maine scenery is very similar to that of where I live in Nova Scotia. I've visited Maine many times and love the coast. The fictional boarding school of Haywood was also very easy for me to picture in my mind.
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The Mom had a troubled hidden past and she ran from one crisis to the next. That's where I became a bit disillusioned with the story.
Mom runs off in whichever direction the crime theory might be heading. If it looks like her son might have done it she races off to give information that could clear him. When it looks like her husband did the crime she races off to deal with ...more
The Sea of Lost Girls has a good story at its heart: it's fast, it has important things to say, and it is a classic whodunit. However, the characters do not deliver it as well as I would have liked. Tess was lost in a sea (no pun intended!) of dialogue too centered around her career as a teacher, Harmon lacks depth, Lila is written too much as a modern "manic-pixie dream-girl," and we barely hear from Rudy and Luther whom I believe are ...more
This book immediately pulled me in so that all I wanted to do was read more to find out the full story. Towards the end things became a bit more predictable, however that is typical for me ...more
The book grabbed me right from the start. It interweaves Tess’ history and secrets into the narrative, but does so in a way that you start to lose track of what is a truth and what is a lie. Every character seems to have an ulterior motive ...more
The book was well written and easy to read. 3 stars. I didn't think the killer was obvious which I always appreciate in a book. ...more
For me, this book was easy to figure out from the first couple chapters. This doesn’t spoil a book for me as long as the book keeps a decent storytelling pace. I did have some issues with pacing because I felt as though it dragged in certain parts but on the whole, the ...more
Tess and her son Rudy have a past. But as a teacher at an elite prep school, married to another teacher there, Tess has successfully kept her past where it belongs....in the past. But while Rudy doesn't remember his earlier years, he's troubled. He seems to be doing so much better these days, but when Rudy's girlfriend is found dead, the morning after he's called Tess to pick him up in the middle of the night, Tess isn't ...more
The main point of view in this book is told by Tess a single mom who works hard to give her trouble teenage son Rudy the best that she can. While she’s also trying to buried her secrets and past as deep as she can. Even more when she marrieds a respectable professor. I found her to be an unreliable narrator which only made me enjoy the book more. ...more
It's gripping for most of the book, with interesting characters and twists and turns that will keep you on the edge for many moments. I liked the fact that there's a bit of real romance for the future and maybe we'll get a book for it.
The past is always ...more