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Arcadia Falls - Carol Goodman
Arcadia Falls
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There once was a girl who liked to pretend she was lost. . . . Meg Rosenthal is driving toward the next chapter in her life. Winding along a wooded roadway, her car moves through a dense forest setting not unlike one in the bedtime stories Meg used to read to her daughter, Sally. But the girl... show more
There once was a girl who liked to pretend she was lost. . . . Meg Rosenthal is driving toward the next chapter in her life. Winding along a wooded roadway, her car moves through a dense forest setting not unlike one in the bedtime stories Meg used to read to her daughter, Sally. But the girl riding beside Meg is a teenager now, and has exchanged the land of make-believe for an iPod and some personal space. Too much space, it seems, as the chasm between them has grown since the sudden, unexpected death of Meg’s husband.    Dire financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take Meg and Sally from a comfortable life on Long Island to a tucked-away hamlet in upstate New York: Arcadia Falls, where Meg has accepted a teaching position at a boarding school. The creaky, neglected cottage Meg and Sally are to call home feels like an ill portent of things to come, but Meg is determined to make the best of it—and to make a good impression on the school’s dean, the diminutive, elegant Ivy St. Clare.St. Claire, however, is distracted by a shocking crisis: During Arcadia’s First Night bonfire, one of Meg’s folklore students, Isabel Cheney, plunges to her death in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade finds Isabel’s death suspicious, but then, he is a man with secrets and a dark past himself. Meg is unnerved by Reade’s interest in the girl’s death, and as long-buried secrets emerge, she must face down her own demons and the danger threatening to envelop Sally. As the past clings tight to the present, the shadows, as if in a terrifying fairy tale, grow longer and deadlier. In Arcadia Falls, award-winning author Carol Goodman deftly weaves a mesmerizing narrative of passion: for revenge, for art, for love. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345497536 (0345497538)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 355
Edition language: English
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
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Book: Arcadia Falls Author: Carol Goodman Genre: Fiction/Mystery Summary (from back of Ballantine Books edtion): Financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take recently widowed Meg Rosenthal and her aloof teenage daughter, Sally, to Arcadia Falls, a tucked-away hamlet in New York where ...
99 problems, and a book ain't one
99 problems, and a book ain't one rated it
3.0 Arcadia Falls
Arcadia Falls was a pretty good read. It had most of the things that I have come to expect when reading a Carol Goodman novel. She seriously knows how to set a scene. This book was not action packed by any means, but the writing was beautiful and haunting and it made you feel like you were right in ...
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
I thought the story opened well, and I appreciated the way Goodman created and maintained the feeling of menace and unease throughout the book. I liked the way she used the Changeling fairytale. I enjoyed the history of Lily and Vera. In fact, there was a lot that I liked about the book, which made ...
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xreactivity rated it
2.0 Arcadia Falls
I thought the story opened well, and I appreciated the way Goodman created and maintained the feeling of menace and unease throughout the book. I liked the way she used the Changeling fairytale. I enjoyed the history of Lily and Vera. In fact, there was a lot that I liked about the book, which made ...
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vnorthw rated it
Downloaded the Free First Chapter from Audible. Not totally hooked, but might be worth picking up if it fits for a challenge.
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