The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by joshilyn jackson
From The Jacket:Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether shes helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurels life seems neatly on track a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna, everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her thirthteen year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthornes backyard pool. Mollys death is inexplicable an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalias help, Laurel sets out on a life altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her familys guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.
This was a bit slow getting started but once it did I was hooked. Wonderful writing with some surprises.
by-jill 2009/12/19, 05:23 PM
An excellent read! Fast paced page turner will keep you guessing until the end. Lots of good stuff in this book, family drama, love and suspense all tied up into a great mystery. I really enjoyed this book.
by-Andrea 2009/07/09, 04:34 PM

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