Intricately woven and cleverly plotted, Good Girls Lie is a masterclass in psychological suspense writing. It’s a story with as many dark corners and hidden secrets as the fabled school in which it’s set. Blending drama worthy of Pretty Little Liars with layered, intricate plotting and seriously sinister secrets ... an intricate story, to be sure, but I’ve come to recognize it as a hallmark of J.T. Ellison’s writing that her books can swiftly and easily span continents and years without author or reader missing a beat. Ellison’s writing in Good Girls Lie is effortless, a confection that’s sugar, spice, and everything nice—with a dash of murder and manipulation, too ... a superb psychological thriller. It’s a deliciously dark, wickedly plotted suspense story that probes the harrowing experience of being a teenage girl. It’s a thriller with drama, secret societies, cliques, illicit affairs, manipulation, and, of course, murder, and it’s the sort of book you never want to end. I thought I’d already fallen as hard for J.T. Ellison’s writing as I possibly could, but it turns out the limit does not exist.
A strict school honor code to the contrary, Goode girls do lie, though few as significantly as Ash, whose story is told only after a third death at the school. An intriguing plot, featuring a final twist, shows what can happen when hidden truths are revealed.
... [a] high-tension thriller ... 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.