Mary Rose

Mary Rose Mary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake are the perfect couple successful young professionals in Philadelphia attractive madly in love and ready to start a life together When they travel to England for

  • Title: Mary Rose
  • Author: Geoffrey Girard
  • ISBN: 9781681689647
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Mary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake are the perfect couple successful young professionals in Philadelphia, attractive, madly in love, and ready to start a life together When they travel to England for Simon to ask her parents permission to marry Mary Rose, he learns an unsettling secret Mary Rose disappeared when she was a little girl while the family was vacationing onMary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake are the perfect couple successful young professionals in Philadelphia, attractive, madly in love, and ready to start a life together When they travel to England for Simon to ask her parents permission to marry Mary Rose, he learns an unsettling secret Mary Rose disappeared when she was a little girl while the family was vacationing on a remote Scottish island She reappeared mysteriously thirty three days later in the exact same spot without a scratch on her and no memory of what had happened.After Simon hears about this disturbing episode in Mary Rose s childhood, he becomes obsessed with finding out what happened He proceeds to launch his own investigation and arranges during their honeymoon for them to visit the island where she disappeared But as Mary Rose s behavior gets stranger after their engagement, the need for Simon to unlock the truth about her past grows even urgent What he uncovers is beyond his most terrifying fears.Mary Rose is author Geoffrey Girard s chilling and modern take on a classic ghost story originally written by J M Barrie And for years, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock attempted to adapt Mary Rose into a film but was never successful With this novel, Girard taps into the nightmarish fears that inspired both Barrie and Hitchcock, while also bringing the story to the present day with his own unique voice.

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    About “Geoffrey Girard

    • Geoffrey Girard

      Geoffrey Girard writes thrillers, historicals, and dark speculative fiction Simon and Schuster published two Girard novels simultaneously in 2013 CAIN S BLOOD, a techno thriller, and PROJECT CAIN, a companion novel for teen YA readers which was nominated for a Bram Stoker award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel Girard s short fiction has appeared in several best selling anthologies and magazines, including Writers of the Future a 2003 winner , Prime Codex, Aoife s Kiss, The Willows, Murky Depths, Apex Horror Science Fiction Digest, and the Stoker nominated Dark Faith anthology.Born in Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey currently lives in Ohio and is the English Department Chair at a private boys high school He has a BA in English literature from Washington College and an MA in creative writing from Miami University.



    225 thoughts on “Mary Rose

    • 3.5 starsI wasn’t sure what to think about this book when I first saw the synopsis, I couldn’t tell whether it was going to be a horror or something else. It turned out to be something else.Going into this book I was impressed with the writing and the building of characters. Both elements really helped set the mysterious, brooding tone that this book portrays.I began the book enjoying Simon’s character but eventually, like a lot of over-bearing husband characters, he got on my nerves. I un [...]


    • Meet Mary Rose. She's heading back home to England with her boyfriend, Simon, so he can meet her parents and ask for permission to marry their daughter. He knows about her sullen moments and her tendencies to withdraw into herself at times. Upon their arrival, it becomes worse. Soon he finds out she disappeared while vacationing in Scotland for 33 days as a child and came back with no memory. He becomes obsessed in trying to find out what happened so that they can move forward with their lives b [...]


    • If you love old style horror movies or novels you have to read this book.When a six year old Mary Rose goes missing during an island jaunt with her father, all hell breaks loose. Was she abducted or was there something more sinister and otherworldly at work? The answers aren't any more clear when she reappears more than a month later seemingly in perfect health, remembering nothing of her ordeal.Fast forward to the present. She and Simon, her betrothed, travel to England to meet the parents. But [...]


    • The nitty-gritty: A stylish and atmospheric tale, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, that sneaks up on you slowly.The creepy mirror was full-size and seemed unnaturally enormous hanging on the wall that way and reflecting only darkness. Framed in antique scrollwork, the glass within was pitch-black, and there was no image beyond the impression of hundreds of dark clouds clumped together in a bleak, lifeless night sky.Girard’s version of Mary Rose is based on a 1920 play written J.M [...]


    • 3.5 StarsI'm at a loss right now about how to review 'Mary Rose'. There were definite pros and cons for me, but my mind is still reeling and trying to process everything that happened and/or possibly happened. That probably doesn't make sense, but if you'll read the book I think you'd get it. I'm just going to break it down so I can keep my thoughts straight.Pros: Plot: The plot was incredible. I found it complex and layered and it had so much happening that it still makes my mind spin. But that [...]


    • Obsession: the state of being obsessed with someone or somethingA little girl goes missing while on vacation in Scotland with her parents. A month later she reappears with no memory of the time she was gone. Decades later, Mary Rose is happy, successful and engaged. When Mary Rose and her fiance Simon travel to England to meet her parents, the uncertainty that shrouded her disappearance all those years ago will be uncovered and the lives of everyone involved will never be the same. In fact, Mary [...]


    • Mary Rose Morland and Simon Blake are a seemingly perfect young and happy couple. They intend to travel to England, where Simon can ask for the Morlands’ permission to marry Mary Rose. However, upon arriving, Mary Rose’s actions get stranger and stranger, and Simon learns about an unusual event that took place twenty years ago and has left the whole family with lingering issues. Unable to leave a mystery alone and keen to try help his girlfriend, Simon investigates the past.On its own, Mary [...]


    • I am such a sucker for a horror read as soon as October hits. I want to grab a cozy blanket, cuddle up in my sweats and scare myself silly. With this in mind, I began to compile my October lineup, and my picks for #cjsreads, one of which was Mary Rose by Geoffrey Girard. Going into this novel, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was intrigued by the description of this novel being “a chilling and modern take on a classic ghost story”. I was also intrigued when I found out that the p [...]


    • 3.75 STARSI suppose this novel is being billed a a ghost story. I wouldn't say that. There is some touch of the supernatural, for sure. There are definitely creepy moments that gave me the chills. But Mary Rose is not a ghost, not anything I can pinpoint.Mary Rose is a 26 year old English woman who is about to be wed to American lawyer Simon Blake. Upon a visit to her home country, Simon is told a family secret. Though it might be his and Mary Rose's undoing, he is determined to get to the botto [...]


    • Thanks to Adaptive Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.October is the perfect month for horror books! So when I saw the synopsis for Geoffrey Girard's MARY ROSE, I was intrigued and I always love a good ghost story.Mary Rose and her boyfriend Simon are a happy and successful young couple living in Philadelphia. They decide to travel back to Mary Rose's home in England, so that Simon can meet her parents and ask for their permission to marry her. When they arrive, Simon l [...]


    • I received a copy of Mary Rose from the publisher via the Jean Book Nerd Book Tour. This is an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. What follows is my experience.I'm a big horror fan. Not the blood and guts horror, though there is a place for that in my heart, but the good psychological horror. I like watching a movie or reading a book and experiencing something mental and emotional. The visceral emotions that come from a psychological horror just adds that much more to being [...]


    • I received a copy of Mary Rose from the publisher via the Jean Book Nerd Book Tour. This is an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. What follows is my experience.I'm a big horror fan. Not the blood and guts horror, though there is a place for that in my heart, but the good psychological horror. I like watching a movie or reading a book and experiencing something mental and emotional. The visceral emotions that come from a psychological horror just adds that much more to being [...]


    • *This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*This is the story of young couple from Philadelphia Mary Rose Moreland and Simon Blake, Simon has asked Mary Rose to marry him but he also wants to traditionally ask the parents for her hand also. So they both take a trip to England. But when they arrive at the parents home, Mary Rose’s behaviour changes and secrets start to come out.One secret that has been kept from Mary Rose is that o a small Scottish Island, twenty years ago, she disa [...]


    • Anyone reading this book should also at least skim the Afterword. The original story was a play written by J.M. Barrie, and Alfred Hitchcock was so enthralled by the play, which he'd seen in 1920, that he later wanted to make a movie based on the theme. He was deterred by Hollywood, and so the story never saw the big screen. Mary Rose is a somewhat mysterious young woman, with whom a young attorney, Simon, falls madly in love. She loves him also, but there are hidden issues in her past that some [...]


    • I was delighted to receive an ARC of Mary Rose from Girard at GenCon. It took me a bit to decide if I liked Simon or not. And I think it's because Simon plays the guy who wants to "save and protect the girl" and I'm not one for the hero/damsel trope. That said, once Mary Rose's parents let Simon in on the big family secret and he starts down the path to figuring out why his girlfriend/fiancé/wife is this delicate yet troubled and totally creepy woman, I was in it to the end.The twists were well [...]


    • This book captured my attention from the first page. If you loved movies like Rosemary's Baby or the Legend of Hell House, then you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. When a little girl goes missing during an island day trip, their family and community are thrown into turmoil. That doesn't change when she's found, seemingly unharmed, more than a month later with nary a memory of anything.Little girls grow up and get married. But there is something deep and troubling in the undercurrent o [...]


    • This one was fairly interesting. It was told in alternating POVs of Mary and Simon and that worked out really well. You get to see how each person acts and interacts with each other. We also get the wonderful backdrop of Scottland. Which was breathtaking. This past month was a great time to read some creepy books and this dark and creepy book really fit the bill of that one. This was a great fast paced thriller mystery that I couldnt put down. The ending tied everything together very well my onl [...]


    • This was a very interesting and different type of book for me. I really didn’t know what to expect when I started it and was pleasantly surprised. This was the perfect October read and did provide me with the perfect amount of creeps and chills. Part mystery, part ghost story; this is an intriguing tale. How far would you go to protect the one that you love?I don’t know the original story of Mary Rose by J.M. Barrie but I will look into it in the future. Geoffrey has an excellent way of desc [...]


    • Lots of questions to keep you wanting to read more. I enjoyed how it was creepy without being something that would make me lose sleep at night. Slight spoiler: I also found it interesting that at the end we did not get a definitive "this is exactly how and why this all happened, and this is exactly ~what~ was happening". Instead it gave us a general idea and the ability to sort of formulate a more concrete solution for ourselves. Part of the great mystery of Mary Rose.


    • I wasn’t connected to any character. There wasn’t a way to be emotionally invested in anyone. I kept waiting for the plot to get going, it took way too long. There were characters and scenarios introduced that weren’t followed up on. I did finish it, hoping it might turn out ok. The ending was disappointing.Maybe it was different because I listened to it


    • I liked this book but it didn't do what it was supposed to do--scare me. There is a great deal of narrative, well done, but a lot, and not enough creepy. I did not know the story before hand but it didn't take a lot of imagination to put it together. I wish Hitchcock had made the movie about it. It would have been creepier!


    • This story starts with a slow build up with an unlikable (to me) main character, Mary Rose. But then a mystery is presented and that kicks it into gear for me.A good proportion of speculation, doubts and creepy playout to create the right ambiance for this suspenseful read.


    • I wish the back of the book had t ruined the twist. This could have been a truly great creepy read, however it was spoiled by the back cover. You should never give away the best twist in a book. Worth a read, but don't read the back first!


    • I would have given this book 4 stars but the story wasn’t very fluid and the ending was not satisfying at all. It all just felt sad and depressing.




    • Getting through Mary Rose was painful. I give it an A for effort, however, because I think author Geoffrey Girard has potential.




    • Haunting and descriptive. Good read. You don't have to stop what you're doing right now and read it, but at some point you may enjoy this horror/mystery novel.


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