Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Sea of Lost Girls by Carol Goodman

Happy Tuesday, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Carol Goodman's latest, The Sea of Lost Girl.

It's almost 3 am when Tess is awakened by a text from her teenage son, Rudy: Can you come get me?

Later that same day, Tess learns that Rudy's girlfriend has been found dead. What's more, it appears she'd broken up with Rudy just before the accident that claimed her life. But was it an accident at all? The police certainly seem to be entertaining the idea that it could be murder and it appears Rudy is their prime suspect. 

But Tess soon begins to suspect there's something entirely different going on. Something tied to other local mysteries and a local legend surrounding a local landmark called the Maiden Stone. 

Leave it to Carol Goodman to weave a fascinating mystery riddled with folklore and absolutely oozing atmosphere! It's a formula she mastered and perfected in her debut, The Lake of Dead Languages, which released way back in 2002. And it's a formula that's made her books must reads for me ever since!

Imagine your own son has been accused of a heinous crime. Imagine all the evidence, at least according to local rumor mill and possibly even authorities, suggests a member of your family is guilty of this crime. And now imagine how you, as a mother, would feel.

Of course Tess believes her son is innocent. Of course she's willing to do whatever it takes to prove she's right.

But then you throw in Goodman's signature blend of boarding schools and small town folklore. Weirdness ensues! And I love it. I love that she makes you wonder, even just a little, whether the story is seated in something a little off kilter and unnatural. Supernatural.

The Sea of Lost Girls is the latest in a long string of excellent releases from Goodman. Any fan of twisty thrillers should have her at the top of their reading lists—and if you don't, I highly suggest getting on that immediately!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Carol Goodman and her work you can visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram.

Purchase Links: HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Folktown lore is the BEST. This book has all of the things I love in a weekend read, I can't wait to get to it. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours