Author: J. T. Ellison
Pub date: Dec 2019
My very first J. T. Ellison novel is this one right here! But, funny enough, I own Tear me part and Lie to me for a little while now. They’re both still unread on my bookshelf and I am kicking myself for it because this one was so good!
What’s Good girls lie about? Check out this summary:
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 asstudents 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. But 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.
I’ve seen so many good reviews on Ellison’s past novels and can see here why. The characters, they all give you the feeling that they’re hiding something. Which makes you not want to stop reading this. I’m a sucker of novels with unreliable narrators and having this one set in a boarding school was the cherry on top! A lot of gossip, mystery and juicy backstories are also in here.
I don’t want to spoil anything plot wise but I can assure you that this novel checks all the marks and I will be moving her other novels on top of my list!
*Thanks to the publisher for inviting me to be part of this Winter tour*