In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. But Malin isn't like the rest of her friends; she's an expert at hiding her troubled past. She acts as if she shares the preoccupations of those around her--dating, partying--all while using her extraordinary insight to detect their deepest vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
... riveting ... Narrated by Malin, whose intelligence and cunning drive the story, Tell Me Everything is an edgy exploration of loyalty and human desire. Readers in search of a true page-turner will savor this electrifying novel.
Tension builds in a narrative that switches back and forth between Senior Day and freshman year, punctuated by flashbacks to events in Malin’s childhood, and the tension is amplified by the focus on an insular group in an isolated setting. Though there are few surprises left at the end, Brockman’s first novel will appeal to readers looking for another Gone Girl.
Brockman effectively illustrates those heady, nerve-wracking first days of collegiate freedom ... might be a darker, more sinister version of college than most of us (hopefully) experienced. Nevertheless, Brockman uses her suspenseful novel to shed light on the insularity of the college experience, especially at a small, rural school like Hawthorne. She also vividly illustrates the lengths to which many (if not all) college students go in order to reinvent themselves as they make a fresh start in a new environment.