Author: J.T. Ellison

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: December 30, 2019

Book Description: 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 reallyhappened

Rating: 4 Stars

Review: I know, I know another book with Girls in the title, that was what I was thinking, at least. I would have totally skipped this if it wasn’t January’s Book Club Pick for the Bad on Paper podcast. I am so glad that that Grace and Becca selected this one, because it truly was a great read.

This has so many elements, first of all this takes place in a boarding school, and who doesn’t love that setting. It has a rich British girl attending this school for the first time in Virginia. Oh and by the way everyone seems to die around her.

I do not write reviews with spoilers ever and since this is a mystery, I will be even less forthcoming in any plot. I will say this, that this book was fun to read. It had so much going on, and I never figured out what was going to happen. Even the epilogue still had a bit of a twist (you can’t skip ahead, because she removed all names out of this portion).

If you like a good boarding school mystery, give this one a try, it is totally worth the read.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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