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Title:The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Hodder
ISBN:0340921935
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Number of Pages:311
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Chick lit, Southern

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty Coming from a family with a literal skeleton in their closet she s developed this talent all her life whether helping her willful mother to smooth over the reality of her family s ugly past or elevating humble scraps of unwanted fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts .

Her sister Thalia an impoverished Actress with a capital A is her opposite and prides herself in exposing the lurid truth lurking behind life s everyday niceties And while Laurel s life was neatly on track a passionate marriage a treasured daughter and a lovely home in lovely suburban Victorianna everything she holds dear is thrown into question the night she is visited by an apparition in her bedroom The ghost appears to be her year old neighbor Molly Dufresne and when Laurel follows this ghost she finds the real Molly floating lifeless in her swimming pool While the community writes the tragedy off as a suicide Laurel can t Reluctantly enlisting Thalia s aid Laurel sets out on a life altering investigation that triggers startling revelations about her own guarded past the truth about her marriage and the girl who stopped swimming .

Richer and more rewarding than any story from Joshilyn Jackson THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined both to delight Jackson s loyal fans and capture a whole new audience

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