The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

I won this book a few weeks back from The Friendly Book Nook. I have been wanting to read this book ever since I heard about it back in March. So glad I got the chance to read it. I enjoyed it.

It seems like Laurel Gray Hawthorne has the perfect live. A great husband, David and their daughter, Shelby. Laurel lives in Florida in a gated community called Victorianna. It has been thirteen years ago since Laurel last saw a ghost. So when late one night, Laurel wakes up to see one of Shelby’s friends, Molly standing by her bedside, Laurel is stunned. Molly wants Laurel to find out the truth about her death. Laurel’s life will change after tonight, especially when Molly is found floating in Laurel’s backyard pool. Laurel and her sister, Thalia used to be close but now a days they are barely speaking to one another. Laurel now needs Thalia’s help once again. Thalia agrees to lend a hand to Laurel. Will solving the death of Molly make Laurel and Thalia grow closer again. Also, what is up with Stan Webelow and what secrets are Laurel trying to keep hidden from her family?

I thought that The Girl Who Stopped Swimming was a well-written and fantastic novel. The characters had wonderful depth about them. They were relatable in some way or another. It helps when you can relate to the characters in a story as it makes you feel more for them and it draws the story closer to you. This book flowed so effortlessly that I finished it in one sitting. The only thing is that I found myself saying at the end "Is that it?". The Girl Who Stopped Swimming is my first book by Ms. Jackson but I can tell you now that I will be checking out her other novel Gods in Alabama.


Julie P. said…
I have heard so many good things about this book -- I really feel that I need to read it! My book club read GODS IN ALABAMA a few years ago and really enjoyed it!
Anonymous said…
I really feel bad that I didn't like it and had to stop.
The Bookworm said…
sounds like a good read, great review as usual :)
Linda Jacobs said…
This is the second review I've read this week of a book by that author. I've GOT to check her out!

I see from your previous post that Tess Gerritson has a new one out. I love her books! It'll be my next purchase at Borders when I go there on the 9th.
Jill said…
Of her three books, this one was my least you should definitely check out Gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia. This was a departure for her, as the other two had a heavy Southern element, which, being from the South, appealed to me.

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