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.
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.
“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