Kate Alice Marshall
A deliciously terrifying novel about a ghost who uncovers a teen girl’s best kept secrets while haunting her boarding school, perfect for fans of Lost in the Never Woods and The Haunting of Bly Manor .
Everyone has heard the story of the Narrow. The river that runs behind the Atwood School is only a few feet across and seemingly placid, but beneath the surface, the waters are deep and vicious. It’s said that no one who has fallen in has ever survived.
Eden White knows that isn’t true. Six years ago, she saw Delphine Fournier fall into the Narrow—and live.
Delphine now lives in careful isolation, sealed off from the world. Even a single drop of unpurified water could be deadly to her, and no one but Eden has any idea why. Eden has never told anyone what she saw or spoken to Delphine since, but now, unable to cover her tuition, she has to make a her expenses will be paid in return for serving as a live-in companion to Delphine.
Eden finds herself drawn to the strange and mysterious girl, and the two of them begin to unravel each other’s secrets. Then Eden discovers what happened to the last girl who lived with she was found half-drowned on dry land. Suddenly Eden is waking up to wet footprints tracking to the end of her bed, the sound of rain on the windows when the skies are clear, and a ghostly silhouette in her doorway. Something is haunting Delphine—and now it’s coming for Eden, too.
-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.
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(4 / 5) I am not one who usually likes ghost stories, but this author wrote a book earlier this year that I gave five stars. So of course I had to read it!
This had a completely different feel than her other book but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I love the characters, the ghost mystery was explained in a way that didn’t make me dismiss it. I don’t know how because normally ghost stories are hard for me to believe but this was definitely more realistic!
AUDIO REVIEW: I swear the audio made this more creepy! The noises that she made? (not gonna give it away) Ok those really gave me the shivers. She did a great job jumping back and forth between voices and keeping the atmosphere just suspenseful enough to be creepy.
General content summary: F words= 16, partial drowning, physical and mental abuse (previous, injuries, forced pills, forced pictures), ghost (intense moments, sounds of drowning), f/f attraction and kisses with partial clothes on, alcohol (underage), prescription pill abuse, homophobia, possession, relationship physical abuse, drowning.
Thank you to PRH Audio for the ALC copy!
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