Book Review

GOOD GIRLS LIE by J.T. Ellison

Rating: 4 / 5

I picked up a copy of GOOD GIRLS LIE by J.T. Ellison when it first came out and several of my friends posted fantastic reviews and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. When I pulled a dark academia reading prompt, it was finally time to dust it off!

GOOD GIRLS LIE is set at The Goode School, a prestigious prep school for the daughters of rich and powerful people. It is a family run establishment with a long history of traditions and success at educating girls who go on to bright futures. Things have more recently taken a dark turn when a popular girl is found dead, the victim of an apparent suicide, and secrets and hidden agendas begin to emerge. It is soon clear that not everyone at Goode is who they seem

It had been ages since I last read the synopsis, and I think going in without a lot of details is probably for the best. This is a book that will grab you right away and then take you on a wild ride. It opens with a student dead at the front gates. From there, the book gives us multiple perspectives and jumps in time to serve up an intriguing cast of characters and secrets to uncover the truth. It definitely has both aspects of a mystery and a thriller and it keeps up a good bingeable pace throughout!

I was surprised with some of the twists this book took me on and it had me questioning what was truly going on. I had figured out some things by the time we got to the climax, but I definitely didn’t have all the answers! This has secret societies and hazing, mean girls and friendships, and plenty of secrets to go around!

This was definitely a fun read and one I would recommend!

Reading challenges:

#PopsugarReadingChallenge – a dark academia book

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