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The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
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Jan 22, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, mysteries
Recommended for: Mystery fans; anyone who likes a good suspense/thriller
Read from January 22 to 26, 2010

Jane Hudson's early life was one of much tribulation and loneliness. She had no real friends, and try as she might, she could never please her mother. But all that changed in High School, when she met and was taken in by the Toller siblings. Matt & Lucy are the world to Jane, and when they take her under her wing, helping her to prepare for the the Iris Scholarship - a full ride to the local Boarding School to the girl who scores highest in Latin - she starts to have some hope for her life.

Not only does she win the scholarship, for the first year ever the school awards it to two girls: Jane and Lucy. But life at Heart Lake is not all Jane had hoped for. While Latin is exciting, and all the girls revere their teacher, Jane finds life with her roommates to grow more difficult as the year progresses.

Her mother had warned her about threesomes, and eventually Jane does find herself the odd girls out. But nothing could prepare her for the events that would comprise the end of her senior year. And while she moved on and tried to leave it behind, when she returns to Heart Lake 20 years later as its new Latin teacher, the events of her past come back to haunt her in more ways than one.

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