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The Sea of Lost Girls

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author

In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages—a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman’s carefully hidden past might destroy her future.

Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she’s the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she’s long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds.

And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it’s Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy’s girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before.

As the investigation into Lila’s death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess’s son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila’s death isn’t the first blemish on Haywood’s record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood’s fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Carol Goodman is a superb writer, and she explores family and small-town dynamics in a way that's both suspenseful and touchingly real. THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS features a fascinating cast of characters, intriguing setting -- and enough shocking twists to leave you breathless. I loved it." - A L Gaylin


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Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-06-297963-9 / 978-0-06-297963-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-06-285202-7 / 978-0-06-285202-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 1-09-411584-3 / 978-1-09-411584-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 1-09-411585-1 / 978-1-09-411585-6
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: Library Edition
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 1-09-411583-5 / 978-1-09-411583-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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