Thank you MIRA books for sending me a free copy of Good Girls Lie in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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.
This was a fun thriller packed with just as much drama as you would expect for a story about an exclusive all girls prep school. Good Girls Lie is full of well developed characters and will keep you guessing until the end. In my opinion, JT Ellison is a master at building a realistic thriller plot, which is a refreshing relief compared to the endless list of one-size-fits-all unrealistic domestic drama thrillers out there these days.
There is a lot going on in this novel: catty school girls, a orphan in their midst, high stakes education, secret societies. The many facets of this story made it a fun and compulsive read. What makes Good Girls Lie special is the ever undulating light the main character, Ash, is shining in. The reader doesn’t know whether to like her or not, to trust her or not. I was guessing until the end and the last two pages tied up every single lose thread. I greatly enjoyed this one and read it fairly quickly as well. I recommend to it anyone who likes suspenseful reads and novels with a good amount of drama.