Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have FIVE copies of Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming up for grabs!
Here’s the publisher’s synopsis:
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.
Laurel and her sister, Thalia, sound like polar opposites! I bet there are some interesting family dynamics in this story.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me what you’d do if an apparition visited you in the night. Would you roll over and go back to sleep? Put the pillow over your head and hide? Scream for help? Follow the ghost?
Enter by midnight EST on May 1; winners will be announced on May 2. These books are coming from the publisher, and mailing is restricted to US and Canadian addresses only, no PO Boxes.