The Breathless
The Breathless
The Breathless
Tara Goedjen
For fans of the dark family secrets of We Were Liars and the page-turning suspense of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, The Breathless is a haunting tale of deeply buried secrets, forbidden love, and how far some will go to bring back what’s long dead.      No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is.   Cage has no memory of the past twelve months. According to him, Ro was alive only the day before. Ro’s sister Mae wouldn’t believe him, except that something’s not right. Nothing’s been right in the house since Ro died.    And then Mae finds the little green book. The one hidden in Ro’s room. It’s filled with secrets—dangerous secrets—about her family, and about Ro. And if what it says is true, then maybe, just maybe, Ro isn’t lost forever.   And maybe there are secrets so dark, they should never see the light of day.“[The Breathless] is full of secrets, dark magic, and satisfying twists and turns.”—Booklist“Bringing together horror, romance, and tragedy in one creepy old house,…[The Breathless] will leave readers heartbroken and haunted.”—The Bulletin“An absorbing and romantic Gothic mystery that will haunt you long after the final page.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters   “Evocative and mysterious; The Breathless is rich with layered secrets and intertwined stories of love and loss.”—Sarah Tomp, author of My Best Everything.   “The Breathless is part magic-tinged mystery, part Southern Gothic, and part romance that chills and thrills you all at once. I couldn't put it down!”—Tara Hudson, author of the Hereafter trilogy   “This sultry Southern tale is drenched in atmosphere! A world of secrets, mysterious family heirlooms, and forbidden love. Get ready to be bewitched by a story where not only does the past live on . . . the dead do, too!”—Adriana Mather, New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Roxanne Cole was murdered and nobody knows why. Most suspect that her boyfriend, Cole, who was seen running from Roxanne’s body, was the one who did it. But when he turns up months later with memory loss, people begin to question if it really was him. Mae Cole, Roxanne’s sister, can’t figure out how to move on. It’s been nearly a year since Roxanne’s death, and Mae still hasn’t found a way to cope with her loss. But when Mae finds a hidden green book tucked away in her house, questions are raised. Can she figure out what really happened to Ro?

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