The Girls Are Never Gone (Paperback)

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The Conjuring meets Sadie in this queer ghost story, when seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare finds herself in a life-or-death struggle against an evil spirit.

Dare Chase doesn’t believe in ghosts. But as the host of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, she knows to keep her doubts to herself if she wants to win over listeners.

Her first season’s subject is the Arrington Estate—a sprawling manor rumored to be haunted by the spirit of Atheleen Bell, who drowned in its lake almost thirty years ago. Dare’s more interested in investigating the suspicious circumstances of Atheleen’s death, which she thinks point to a decades-old murder, not something supernatural.

But Arrington is full of surprises. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the estate, she’ll have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake . . . it might not be willing to let her go.

About the Author


Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children's picture books. When she's not writing, Sarah enjoys ceramics, ghost hunting, traveling, and all things nerdy. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and their menagerie: four rescued sighthounds, three birds, and many fish. She is the author of the Fear the Drowning Deep series and the Reign of the Fallen series.
 

Praise For…


“Nancy Drew meets Ghost Hunters in this queer thriller. An utterly addictive ghost story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A horror mystery that will keep readers guessing until the end.” —School Library Journal

“Sarah Glenn Marsh establishes a chillingly gothic atmosphere, where house and lake are as much characters as the living and the dead...[but] the three clever girls at the center of this unsettling narrative steal the show.” —Publisher's Weekly

“Based on the real life haunted house in the author’s family, this beautiful ghost story was impossible to put down. I felt like I had opened a doorway into an eerie, layered story that might not let me leave—and I loved it! One of Sarah Glenn Marsh’s most captivating novels yet!” —Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of Winterwood

“A diabetic heroine solving mysteries and hunting ghosts? I couldn’t get enough! This mystery unfolds page by spooky page, ending in a twist you won’t see coming. Be prepared to sleep with the lights on!” —Alexandra Christo, author of To Kill a Kingdom

“The Girls Are Never Gone is a spine-tingling atmospheric tale that will haunt you long after the book’s final twist. Sarah Glenn Marsh can turn any ghost skeptic into a true believer; you’ll be sleeping with the lights on and avoiding all mysterious bodies of water. I dare you to wade into the murky depths and discover what spooky delights are in store.” —Astrid Scholte, internationally bestselling author of Four Dead Queens

“A breathless page-turner, this novel kept me up way too late reading! This is Sarah Glenn Marsh’s best novel yet, and once you start, you won’t be able to put it down. Just keep the lights on!” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Give the Dark My Love

“The Girls Are Never Gone is a deliciously creepy, turn-the-page-as-fast-as-you-can, stay-up-all-night read. Spine-tingling and smart. I devoured it and craved more!” —Megan Shepherd, New York Times bestselling author of Grim Lovelies and The Madman’s Daughter
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984836175
ISBN-10: 198483617X
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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