Hey Savvy Readers! Are you looking for a *great* book to read next for your #50BookPledge? Well, look no further, because The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman will have you totally immersed!
This book has everything: friendship, secrets, lies, and backstabbing. Taking place at a Swiss boarding school in the mountains, it’s a perfect whodunit mystery that will have you guessing til the very end!
It’s been almost two decades since Kersti Kuusk attended the Lycée Internationale Suisse, a private boarding school in Switzerland. There on a scholarship from Canada, Kersti is immersed in a world of privilege and status.
At the end of their senior year, Kersti’s best friend Cressida takes a terrible fall from a fourth-floor balcony that leaves her in a vegetative state. Though quickly ruled an accident, the fall was suspicious: Was Cressida attempting suicide? Did somebody push her?
Flash forward twenty years to present day, and Kersti is now a bestselling author living in Toronto with her husband. Struggling to write her third book and dreading the Lycée’s upcoming 100th Anniversary reunion, Kersti is reminded of the terrible accident and decides to solve the mystery of her friend’s accident once and for all. Kersti returns to the Lycée, where she begins probing the cover-up, unearthing a frightening underworld of lies and abuse at the school.
I couldn’t put this book down. Flipping back and forth between past and present, The Finishing School weaves clues and suspense in with a compelling story. With strong female characters and the incredible scenery of Switzerland, this book will stay with you long after you finish.
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