Good Girls Lie Book Review

Good Girls Lie Book Review

Title: Good Girls Lie
Author: J. T. Ellison
Published: December 30, 2019, MIRA
No. of Pages: 464
Cover Price: $27.99 Hardcover, $16.99 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle

Bestselling author J. T. Ellison is the author of Good Girls Lie, a fascinating thriller set in Marchburg, Virginia at a very expensive and prestigious school for girls of the very wealthy and influential. The Goode prep school is the gateway to being accepted into an Ivy League college, and the same family has been over the college for years. Dean Westhaven accepts a beautiful English girl who has lost both of her parents – her father, Damian Carr, very rich, but abusive, and her mother, Sylvia, passive and unwilling to do anything about it. Ashlyn Carr goes to the Goode school under the name Ash Carlisle to alleviate any possibility of a scandal regarding her parents deaths. Ash is a good student, but people who are close to her at the school are dying, and people are becoming suspicious. Goings on at the school are typical of high-end schools with secret societies, hazing, and certain students ruling.

There is a reason that Ellison is a bestselling author. She knows how to tell a compelling and believable story, and making it impossible to put down. She is also a master of well-developing her characters. Readers will feel that the characters are real, and while most won’t be able to relate because these girls are the privileged daughters of the rich and famous, they will form favorites and care about what happens to them. The girls are typical in that they form cliques, and exclude less popular girls. The story has ups and downs, and there are very unexpected scenarios. The ending is very unexpected, and the reason why readers won’t be able to put the novel down. Highly Recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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