“There are truths, and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened, which is where you and I will meet. My truth is your lie, and my lie is your truth, and there is a vast expanse between them.”
Title: Good Girls Lie
Author: J. T. Ellison
Date Published: December 31, 2019
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
📚 POV: Third person. Multiple.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Murder. Death. Hazing.
⚠ Read if: you are a fan of shows/books like Pretty Little Liars.
Book Blurb from Goodreads
J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new psychological thriller examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to in order to protect their secrets.
Goode girls don’t lie…
Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond.
But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.
In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder.
When a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.
But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.
Don’t miss this fast-paced suspense story from New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison!
About the Author
J.T. Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny. Jaded by the political climate in D.C., she made her way back to her first love, creative writing. More than 20 novels later, she is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with thrillers published in 27 countries and 15 languages. She is also the EMMY-award winning cohost of A WORD ON WORDS, a literary interview TV show. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two small gray minions, known as cats in some cultures. She thinks they’re furry aliens.
Much thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copy.
Good Girls Lie is a mystery that is centered in The Goode School, an all-girls boarding school for the daughters of the most influential, brightest, and richest.
If you adore boarding school mysteries, you are in for a treat. This book offers that plus secret societies and hazings. Plus, an unreliable narrator that can bring confusion, as well.
Readers will definitely go crazy over all the secrets and the lies, as well as the creepy ambiance of the school itself. The atmosphere is filled with intrigue, it is a little creepy now that I look back on it.
This book definitely offers mystery and drama – plus lots of plot twists. Some that I was able to guess and some that took me by surprise.
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Thrill Factor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.27/5 ☁
♡ , Yna the Mood Reader