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Good Girls Lie

A psychological thriller about the extreme some girls will go to to get what they want.



Goode girls don’t lie. Or do they? The Goode School is a prestigious prep school in Marchburg Virginia. It’s the top choice for boarding schools of daughters of the rich and influential. The school only accepts the best and the brightest. It’s elite status and Honor Code is ideal for preparing young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond.

Students at Goode pretend to follow the rules. The honor code requires absolute honesty in both their work and personal relationships. But 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 is the truth and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.


GOOD GIRLS LIE is a psychological thriller about the extreme and desperate lengths some girls will go to get what they want. It is full of teenage angst and well as sex, drugs and death. Within days of Ash Carlisle arriving at Goode, the beloved piano teacher is dead. Within weeks after her arrival a student commits suicide. Is Ash responsible for these deaths? Will she stop at nothing to get what she wants.

It’s really hard to like or even trust Ash. It’s impossible to tell when she is telling the truth and when she is lying. But then, everyone seems to be lying at Goode, from the headmistress, Ford Westhaven to the head girl, Becca Curtis to Ash, the newest member of the sophomore class.

J. T. ELLISON’s story is clever with a slow build to the reveal. There is a continuous flow of staccato suspense on every page. My main concern is that the story is a little to incredible to be believed. This book would probably be enjoyed most by a young adult audience.

J. T. Ellison has written twenty novels and is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Nashville. Thanks to Netgalley, J. T. Ellison and MIRA for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher Harlequin-MIRA

Published December 30, 2019

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