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The Finishing School - A Novel

Joanna Goodman

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In this suspenseful, provocative novel of friendship, secrets, and deceit, a successful writer returns to her elite Swiss boarding school to get to the bottom of a tragic accident that took place while she was a student twenty years earlier. How far would you go to uncover the truth? One spring night in 1998 the beautiful Cressida Strauss plunges from a fourth-floor balcony at the Lycée Internationale Suisse with catastrophic consequences. Loath to draw negative publicity to the school, a bastion of European wealth and glamour, officials quickly dismiss the incident as an accident, but questions remain: Was it a suicide attempt? Or was Cressida pushed? It was no secret that she had a selfish streak and had earned as many enemies as allies in her tenure at the school. For her best friend, scholarship student Kersti Kuusk, the lingering questions surrounding Cressida's fall continue to nag long after she leaves the Lycée. Kersti marries and becomes a bestselling writer, but never stops wondering about Cressida's obsession with the Helvetian Society-a secret club banned years before their arrival at the school-and a pair of its members who were expelled. When Kersti is invited as a guest to the Lycée's 100th Anniversary, she begins probing the cover-up, unearthing a frightening underbelly of lies and abuse at the prestigious establishment. And in one portentous moment, Kersti makes a decision that will connect her to Cressida forever and raise the stakes dangerously high in her own desire to solve the mystery and redeem her past. An unputdownable read as clever as it is compelling, The Finishing School offers a riveting glimpse into a privileged, rarefied world in which nothing is as it appears.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andi Arndt

Length:

8h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:01