J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new psychological thriller examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to in order to protect their secrets.
Goode girls don’t lie…
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.
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Ash Carlisle, the heroine of this high-tension thriller from bestseller Ellison (Tear Me Apart), leaves the U.K. after the death of her parents to attend the Goode School, an exclusive girls' boarding school in Marchburg, Va. Ash knows that graduating from Goode will be her ticket to an Ivy League college. But as she settles in as a sophomore, she's unprepared for the meanness of the other girls and the hazing she faces when tapped for one of Goode's secret societies. When a student is found dead, an apparent suicide, the police question Ash and others who knew the victim. The dean, who worries about the potential bad publicity for the school, and the police think that Ash may be hiding something. As the body count rises, Ash's involvement with the deceased seems too much of a coincidence to be ignored. Alternating points of view raise the suspense, blurring the lines between what's true and false. No one among the cast of calculating characters is above suspicion. Ellison keeps readers guessing throughout.
Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison is a riveting novel of suspense. The Good School is a prestigious prep for young ladies that resides in Marchburg, Virginia. This boarding school is for the intelligent daughters of the rich and powerful. They will receive a superior education that will get them into an Ivy league school and prepare them for a brilliant and influential future. But not everything is at it seems at this school. A new student arrives from Oxford, England who causes quite a stir. One student ends up dead and the truth must be uncovered. J.T. Ellison’s writing drew me into this engaging story. I enjoyed the author’s descriptive writing which allowed me to visualize the scenes. Virginia sounded beautiful in the fall. I thought the characters were thought out and developed. There are alternate points-of-view which I liked (Ash, Becca Curtis, and Dean Westhaven for example). It allows readers to view the events from different perspectives plus it keeps the tension up. Details are revealed a little at a time to keep readers guessing. Good Girls Lie is packed with secrets and deceptions. I kept trying to guess what is true and what is false. I just loved the fabulous twist. I thought the creepy aspects enhanced the story. There is a great ending where all the loose ends are wrapped up. Good Girls Lie has tradition, secret societies, hazing, deceits, clandestine relationships, jealousy and murder. As you can tell, I enjoyed reading this thrilling suspense tale. Good Girls Lie is a book that will keep you riveted until you finish the very last word.
Goode Girls Lie
I loved this book.
Because I went to a private school similar to this one. Scaled down by a great deal, but just as twisted. Especially years later.
To write this well, she must’ve gone to one of ‘Those Schools’.
Thank you J.T.!
One of my favorite authors..
Another great read from J.T. Ellison! I can’t wait for the next one!