Hours, Minutes 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 PoisonousIn 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 SuicideBut Look Closely Because There Are Truths And There Are Lies, And Then There Is Everything That Really Happened JT Ellison S Pulse Pounding New Novel Examines The Tenuous Bonds Of Friendship, The Power Of Lies And The Desperate Lengths People Will Go To To Protect Their Secrets


10 thoughts on “Good Girls Lie

  1. Dita Dita says:

    I was so excited to be given a widget for this book that I stopped everything and read it immediately I have not one regret This is a tight thriller set at an exclusive boarding school Bursting with secrets, hazing, sexual surprises, murder and some really creepy stairs this one was really tough to set down and I lost most of yesterday to this juicy read Thank you to J.T Ellison, HARLEQUIN MIRA U.S and Canada , and NetGalley for giving me this widget ARC in exchange for an honest review.


  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Year s last good but not so good book for me Yes, it s less tricky for my taste I liked two things about this book spooky, eerie atmosphere and epilogue.The story line is also intriguing with very special private school only accepts rich, privileged, successful, smart ladies named Goode located at the hills of Virginia Honour Code is the most important thing to protect responsibility and dignity of these girls community As you can imagine there are established secret societies and their rule Year s last good but not so good book for me Yes, it s less tricky for my taste I liked two things about this book spooky, eerie atmosphere and epilogue.The story line is also intriguing with very special private school only accepts rich, privileged, successful, smart ladies named Goode located at the hills of Virginia Honour Code is the most important thing to protect responsibility and dignity of these girls community As you can imagine there are established secret societies and their rules to protect But one day all hell breaks loose and everything gets out of control when they find the corpse of a girl hanging from the front gates of the school Did she kill herself Or is there a secret killer who wants revenge against those girls When too many girls involve in a mystery, this meansdrama, angst, verbal ugly fights Well, I loved the beginning of the mystery, eerie, disturbing, mystic atmosphere of the traditionally weird school yard But when I move to the second half, my spider senses start to scream at me how the story could conclude and who may responsible of the deaths Yes, there is nothing surprising Everything is so much obvious, a little hmmm okay, please pass me salt and pour mewine kind of I got bored and disappointed but I still want to finish it thoughts flew around my mind.I read J.T Ellison s previous works and I always enjoy the author s riveting writing style This book is good choice as a holiday book because it s a quick read It doesn t numb your mind and plays with your grey cells too much You easily solve the mystery and at some parts you feel like you re a few steps ahead from the author When you finish it, you don t whine about anything, you just take a deep breath and tell yourself, hmm okay what s next and bring the bottle, I m thirsty At least that s what I did after my reading So the book, the story, the characters didn t affect me much It s not so memorable story but is also not boring, slow, nonsense reading It s mediocre, three starred I don t like it so much but I also didn t hate it kind of another Switzerland thriller book just took a place at my previous thriller rides


  3. Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    Good Girls Lie but not here in this in this elite all girls boarding school where honor is a code Well, appearance is everything, but things are not always as they appear There are a few secrets hidden in the dark corner and behind closed doors in this school and not everyone seems to follow that code.Good Girls Lie is a simple and easy read with a little dark to it With a story that centres around teens, I was a bit worried about the teen drama however I thought the drama was kept low here Good Girls Lie but not here in this in this elite all girls boarding school where honor is a code Well, appearance is everything, but things are not always as they appear There are a few secrets hidden in the dark corner and behind closed doors in this school and not everyone seems to follow that code.Good Girls Lie is a simple and easy read with a little dark to it With a story that centres around teens, I was a bit worried about the teen drama however I thought the drama was kept low here between the Goode girls There is some cattiness, games, and competition here between them, but I thought just enough to create some conflict between them that added to the suspense and tension to the story.The setting is interesting and I seemed to find myself drawn to stories where the setting is characters themselves With this school, it also harbored some secrets here with our characters making it evenexciting.The story does start off with a dark scene that is a little chilling to catch your attention and the mystery starts to form there You don t need too many detective skills here to pick up on the clues and figure out what is going on, making this a fun and easy read.I received a copy from the publisher


  4. BernLuvsBooks BernLuvsBooks says:

    4 surprisingly sinister stars for Good Girls LieA thriller set within an exclusive all girls boarding school I m so in There s just something about sneaky, catty girls and sinister happenings that I find irresistible Mix in some bad behavior, sexual surprises, secret societies, hazing and yes murder and you have quite the page turner The book starts off with an unforgettable death scene that pulls you right in and and will have you needing to know what happened 4 surprisingly sinister stars for Good Girls LieA thriller set within an exclusive all girls boarding school I m so in There s just something about sneaky, catty girls and sinister happenings that I find irresistible Mix in some bad behavior, sexual surprises, secret societies, hazing and yes murder and you have quite the page turner The book starts off with an unforgettable death scene that pulls you right in and and will have you needing to know what happened ,Told in a flashback format, this death brings lies to the surface amidst The Goode School s elite students and faculty Beneath its beautiful, rich and influential facade lurks a dark labyrinth of cruelty, secrets and murder I really enjoying the creepy, disturbing vibe this one had The setting was wonderful and the plot moved at a quick pace There were a few twists and even though some were predictable, I was pretty happy with most of the reveals Overall this was a fast paced, engrossing thriller Thank you to J.T Ellison, Harlequin and NetGalley for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.


  5. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    There is something about the Goode Girls.they come from well respected familiesthey are wealthythey are smartthey are wealthythey are driventhey are wealthyAlso..they drink, do drugs, cut school, murder, bully, haze, lie and get into the BEST colleges The Goode Prep school is the best of the best All girls of Goode are hand picked by the dean and have been for decades Goode is almost a guarantee to an Ivy League school of your choice upon graduation The girls of Goo There is something about the Goode Girls.they come from well respected familiesthey are wealthythey are smartthey are wealthythey are driventhey are wealthyAlso..they drink, do drugs, cut school, murder, bully, haze, lie and get into the BEST colleges The Goode Prep school is the best of the best All girls of Goode are hand picked by the dean and have been for decades Goode is almost a guarantee to an Ivy League school of your choice upon graduation The girls of Goode seem to have it alldon t they I loved the atmospheric feel that the author managed to create An old building surrounded by wrought iron gates, a wicked past filled with suicides and murder The building is cold, dark, secluded Often as the girls were going about their day I felt a tinge of unease and creepiness as I imagined the building and the secrets it kept.The girls at Goode seemed much older than the high school girls that they were They were functioning in an environment with very little supervision, treatedlike college students They were expected to be able to write a thesis and it was not uncommon to be a part of secret societies with outlandish initiation processes.Ash Carlisle was like all the other girls that arrived at the school Well except her family is dead and she was witness to it Pretty much everyone around her dieswell there is that Maybe it is just a coincidence Bad luck As a fan of J.T Ellison I knew she would bring a big twist into the mix She did with this book as well, although I did find it a slower pace andatmospheric than her other books I fully loved the boarding school setting I thought the ending was a bit predictable but I still enjoyed the road we took to get there.Let it be known.Goode girls always get their wayeven if it kills them


  6. Norma Norma says:

    Menacing, edgy, an engrossing page turner GOOD GIRLS LIE by J.T ELLISON is a riveting, spooky, dark, gritty, and twisty thriller that has quite the seductive and intriguing storyline It opens up with a brutally chilling scene when one of the students is found dead and then it has us going back in time to learn the events of what happened leading up to this horrific tragedy This is probably one of my favourite tactics, it definitely caught my attention, freaked me out a little bit and kept m Menacing, edgy, an engrossing page turner GOOD GIRLS LIE by J.T ELLISON is a riveting, spooky, dark, gritty, and twisty thriller that has quite the seductive and intriguing storyline It opens up with a brutally chilling scene when one of the students is found dead and then it has us going back in time to learn the events of what happened leading up to this horrific tragedy This is probably one of my favourite tactics, it definitely caught my attention, freaked me out a little bit and kept my interest piqued right to the very end.J.T ELLISON delivers a quick, clever, taut, well written story here that has an absolutely fantastic creepy atmospheric setting to it that was both haunting and suspenseful The Goode School is a prestigious all girls boarding school that was a character all in itself that I was thoroughly entertained by I loved all the spooky, claustrophobic, creepy, and gothic vibes that surrounded it I wouldn t necessarily say that I was totally engaged the whole time I was reading this or surprised by the twists but there were definitely parts to the story that I found quite appealing and immersive The way that the story was told through alternating perspectives was another tactic that definitely appealed to me.If you follow my reviews you already know that I never read the synopsis I like to go in completely blind and see if I can figure out the direction and the storyline all by myself Sometimes I must admit that there are a few books where I ve been a few chapters in that I had no clue where the story was headed, needing to read the synopsis I didn t have a problem figuring this one out or knowing where it was headed Even though I thought it was a little bit predictable, I wasn t disappointed at all with the reveals.Norma s Stats Cover This cover immediately appealed and intrigued me and definitely enticed me to want to read this book I think it is an extremely fitting representation to storyline.Title An intriguing, relevant, and totally effective representation to storyline I loved how it played so fittingly into storyline Goode girls don t lie hahaha we will see about that Writing Prose Easy to follow, intense, entertaining, suspenseful, magnetic, engaging and compulsively readable Plot Dark, twisted, disturbing, atmospheric, creepy, interesting, fast paced, twisty, and entertaining Ending I wouldn t say that the ending was all that surprising but the Epilogue was downright fantastic, exciting, and utterly creepy Overall 3.5 Stars I do love me some drama and angst in my thrillers and throw in lots of juicy secrets along with a spooky and eerie setting then I m one happy camper If that appeals to you as well then I think you are going to absolutely love this one Would recommend Thank you so much to Harlequin MIRA for kindly sending me a copy of this book This review can also be seen at Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog


  7. Debra Debra says:

    Goode girls don t lie .or do they A code of honor, secret societies, and murder The Goode School is a prestigious all girls school where the girls gain early acceptance to the ivy schools of their choice This boarding school in Marchburg, Virginia accepts only the brightest and richest girls daughters of politicians, prominent businessmen women, and elite members of society Rules are expected to be followed, there is an honor and conduct code that must be abided by Sure, the secrGoode girls don t lie .or do they A code of honor, secret societies, and murder The Goode School is a prestigious all girls school where the girls gain early acceptance to the ivy schools of their choice This boarding school in Marchburg, Virginia accepts only the brightest and richest girls daughters of politicians, prominent businessmen women, and elite members of society Rules are expected to be followed, there is an honor and conduct code that must be abided by Sure, the secret societies and their hazing i.e tagging activities are overlooked They are time honored traditions after all.Then one day a student is found dead Was her death a suicide Was she murdered Soon suspicions are voiced and students, police and the dean begin to have doubts about one student Are their doubts correct Who is to blame The setting was wonderful An all girls school in the hills without much around, secret societies This sounds like the making of a very book even movie but there was just something a little lacking in this for me I wanted just a little bitoomph to this I wish there would have beenmystery as to who the culprit was The reveal was not shocking to me Plus, I was really hoping that a secret relationship would come out This is a book that I feel would make a great plane book It s entertaining, a great way to pass time, but will I remember it months from now Probably just vaguely I will say that I found the epilogue to be excellent Very clever I thought the epilogue was the best part of the book.The writing was good, and the plot moved at a good pace Many are enjoying this bookthan I did so I encourage my fellow readers to check out those reviews as well.Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own


  8. Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews says:

    DNF 15% Not connecting with characters or storyline.


  9. Luvtoread Luvtoread says:

    Fabulous Mystery And Subdued Thriller There Is a boarding school which happens to be called The Goode Academy known for it s prestigious reputation of accepting only the most privledged and the brightest, talented and the most elite of teenage girls who will become the finest of young women and will be accepted into any university or Ivy League school of their desire before they graduate from Goode s doors There will be one among their midst however, who may not belong and when the new sessions Fabulous Mystery And Subdued Thriller There Is a boarding school which happens to be called The Goode Academy known for it s prestigious reputation of accepting only the most privledged and the brightest, talented and the most elite of teenage girls who will become the finest of young women and will be accepted into any university or Ivy League school of their desire before they graduate from Goode s doors There will be one among their midst however, who may not belong and when the new sessions begin strange events start happening and there is tension and deception and a sense of darkness lingering in the halls and behind the walls of the academy that can be subtly felt by many students but unfortunately none of the girls or the faculty knows that there a real evil dwelling in the stately boarding school that will affect the lives of all before the first term is even finished.Bravo, bravo to J.T Ellison on her writing of this fabulous book I was intrigued from the first page and was consumed by the flawless writing style and storytelling I felt as if I was an invisible character listening and following the girls and wishing I could tell them to be careful and not so mean and spiteful I was entrenched in the drama and the mystique of the school s underlying mysteries This book had me from start to finish and I just wanted the story to continue and find out what would happen to many of the characters and their thoughts and feellings in the next chapters of their lives if they lived to tell their stories.I want to thank the author J.T Ellison and the publisher Harlequin and Mira US and Canada and of course Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to read this wonderful novel for an honest and unbiased review I highly recommend this book and I am giving a rating of 5 Privledged Stars


  10. Carole Carole says:

    Good Girls Lie by J.T Ellison is a fascinating thriller about the lifestyle of the rich and connected gone completely awry This is my first J.T Ellison book but I look forward to reading manyThe Goode School in Marchburg, Virginia is a girls boarding school that caters to the daughters of politicians and celebrities The school prepares the students for admission to the Ivy League schools A new girl arrives at Goode she is from England and has recently lost both her parents to suici Good Girls Lie by J.T Ellison is a fascinating thriller about the lifestyle of the rich and connected gone completely awry This is my first J.T Ellison book but I look forward to reading manyThe Goode School in Marchburg, Virginia is a girls boarding school that caters to the daughters of politicians and celebrities The school prepares the students for admission to the Ivy League schools A new girl arrives at Goode she is from England and has recently lost both her parents to suicide The dean takes her under her wing, and before long, the suspicious death of a student occurs It soon becomes apparent that all is not what is seemed The police get involved and become suspicious that this may be a case of murder Not muchcan be added so as not to divulge the plot At first look, I thought this was a YA novel but this mystery can be enjoyed by most Good Girls Lie will have you hooked from the first chapter and will take you on quite a ride You will be astounded by the ending Highly recommended Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the e ARC in exchange for an honest review