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Book Review: Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison

I was dying to get my hands on this one after reading several reviews online. Huge thank you to Harper Collins/Mira for providing me with an advance copy. Out next month (pre-order now) – make sure this is on your December TBR!

Good Girls Lie by JT Ellison

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

BUG Rating: 4/5

Overall: The story centres around a private all girls high school, in Virginia, for the elite on fast track for the Ivy League schools.

I was totally hooked from the very first page, as we uncover the life of Ash Carlisle, a new student arrived from England. The school is full of secrets, deception, secret societies and of course … murder!

The tension build up was incredible! The writing was beautiful, atmospheric, the story so well told. I loved the characters, the inner dialogue really helped get to know everyone that much more too. There was definitely a “Mean Girls” vibe to the story too, which I kind of really enjoyed too.

Good Girls Lie was an utter creepy page turner, the twists and turns kept coming throughout, keeping me on the edge on my seat. My first read by Ellison, and definitely won’t be my last.


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.

I received a free advanced copy of this book from Harper Collins/HARLEQUIN – MIRAA in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions are my own. 

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