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THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING
by Joshilyn Jackson

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

2008 Women's Fiction Nominee

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Few authors have the ability to completely immerse the reader in the storyline. Yet Jackson does just that, enticing readers from the very first page in this captivating novel about sisters, relationships and untold secrets.

Laurel Gray Hawthorne can see ghosts, and one night she spots
the ghost of Molly, a friend of her daughter Shelby. Following the ghost out into her yard, Laurel discovers that Molly is floating unconscious in the backyard pool. Though Laurel gives
her CPR, she can't resuscitate the girl.

Police initially believe that Molly's death might be the result of a criminal act, and Laurel thinks that one of her neighbors may be responsible. She asks her sister, Thalia, to come for a visit to help her unearth the murderer. As Laurel and Thalia get closer to the truth of Molly's death, they uncover secrets of their own pasts. (Grand Central, Mar., 308 pp., $23.99)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Grand Central

Published: March 2008

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