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Review: Good Girls Lie

Title: Good Girls Lie

Author: J.T. Ellison

Release Date: December 31, 2019

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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. 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.

My Review: This book was everything I was hoping for and a little more than I had bargained for. It was creepy and had the sort of Gothic vibe to the boarding school that I was hoping for. However I got very tired of the cattiness between all the girls very early on and found it tiresome midway through the book. I also felt that some of the story lines weren't really necessary that the book could have been more focused on the students, instead of telling me all about the head mistresses life and desires. I can see how it was used as a plot device but I didn't enjoy those parts. Overall though this was a good thriller, it wasn't too gruesome but it definitely had some more graphic descriptions than I was expecting.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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