The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Author:Joshilyn Jackson Laurel Gray Hawthorne hasn't seen a ghost in the thirteen years she and her husband have lived in the beautiful gated neighbothood of Victorianna. But in the dog days of a Florida August, she wakes to find a dead girl standing by her bed. It's the ghost of her daughter's friend, Molly, who leads the way to her own small body, floating lifeless... more »ly in the Hawthornes' back yard pool. Now, with police on her lawn and neighbors peeking over the fence, Laurel's carefully constructed existence cracks, and the past seeps through.
Laurel and her sister, Thalia, grew up in what appears to be a typical blue-color home, but the Grays have long been hiding a very literal skeleton in their closet. Molly can't rest until someone learns her secrets, and she has opened a door to the past that Laurel can't close alone. She turns to her wild and estranged sister, though asking for Thalia's help is like jumping into a hot frying pan protected only by a thin layer of Crisco. Together they set out on a life-altering journey that will reveal their family's buried history, the true state of Laurel's perfect marriage, and what really happened to the girl who stopped swimming.« less