Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 12 minutes
First Published: 2018
A journalist uncovers the dark secrets of an abandoned boarding school in this chilling suspense novel.
Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the ones too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall, and local legend says the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their friendship blossoming—until one of them mysteriously disappears….
Vermont, 2014. Twenty years ago, journalist Fiona Sheridan’s elder sister’s body was found in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And although her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of the murder, Fiona can’t stop revisiting the events, unable to shake the feeling that something was never right about the case.
When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during renovations links the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past—and a voice that won’t be silenced ….
Quotes from The Broken Girls
Justice is the ideal, but justice is not the reality.
That was what the books did—they turned off your thinking for you, put their thoughts in your head so you wouldn’t have your own.
About Simone St. James
After years of working behind the scenes working in television, Simone St. James became a full-time writer. Her works include The Book of Cold Cases, Murder Road, The Broken Girls, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, Silence for the Dead, and The Sun Down Motel. She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada. Visit the author’s website →