Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
Arcadia Falls -- "Following the death of her husband, Meg Rosenthal accepts a job teaching at an upstate New York boarding school and moves there with her teenage daughter, Sally. The school, Arcadia Falls, also happens to be central to her thesis, which focuses on the two female coauthors of fairy tales: Vera Beecher, who founded the school, and her friend Lily Eberhardt, who died mysteriously in 1947. While the campus is bucolic, school life proves anything but—Meg thinks she sees ghosts and Arcadia's brightest and most ambitious student, Isabel Cheney, is found dead in a ravine. Feeling Sally drifting further from her each day, Meg finds refuge in Lily's preserved diary and begins to unravel the secrets behind Isabel's death." -- from www.amazon.com
This was a pretty good mystery/thriller read. It reminded me of the Jennifer Lee Carrell books I read not long ago. The quibble I had is that though the story is interesting and moves well, the characters could be a little better developed and the ending felt rushed and was a bit of a letdown considering all the plot buildup.
Arcadia Falls -- Started: July 31, 2010 Finished: July 31, 2010
25 Book Challenge 2010 Book #54