The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

by Joshilyn Jackson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1594839220 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing of San Ramon, California USA on 8/12/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing from San Ramon, California USA on Sunday, September 01, 2013
I purchased this audiobook for $1 at our local FOL Used Bookstore here in Carpinteria. It contains 8 unabridged compact discs. Happy listening!

Amazon Editorial Review:

"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 14-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."

Journal Entry 2 by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing at Carpinteria, California USA on Friday, October 11, 2013
I really enjoyed this unabridged audiobook! It's my first experience with anything written by Joshilyn Jackson. This audiobook is read by the author who does a fabulous job of reading her novel and there is even an interview of the author at the end, which I found enlightening... I enjoy learning how authors write their novels, which authors they like to read and which books they have read, etc.

I liked the story as it has ghosts, a mystery element to the storyline, a dysfunctional family, and skeletons in the closet!

See my post about The Girl Who Stopped Swimming on my book blog at the following link:

http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-girl-who-stopped-swimming-by.html

Journal Entry 3 by wingFeistyPom2Lovewing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (11/18/2013 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Released as part of iwillrejoice's audio vbb.

Journal Entry 4 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Sunday, December 15, 2013
Thank you for sending this book!

Journal Entry 5 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, March 06, 2014
We listened to this book. It was an interesting story...not my favorite.

Journal Entry 6 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (3/6/2014 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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This book is going into booklady331's CD only bookbox. Happy travels!

Journal Entry 7 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, May 12, 2014
taking this book from booklady331's CD only bookbox

Journal Entry 8 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A very entertaining book to listen to - although I did find my mind wandering at times.

This novel has an element of a mystery story woven in with old family secrets and a sister who will stir the pot for what seems like entertainment purposes.

Journal Entry 9 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (9/17/2015 UTC) at Kirkland, Washington USA

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giving to dabercro

Journal Entry 10 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, September 18, 2015
Thanks, Aberpeter.

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