“The girl’s body dangles from the tall iron gates guarding the school’s entrance. A closer examination shows the ends of a red silk tie peeking out like a cardinal on a winter branch, forcing her neck into a brutal angle.” Opening paragraph, Good Girls Lie.
I love a thriller that keeps me guessing until the very end. Good Girls Lie did not disappoint. I devoured it during a 2 hour flight, ripped free of my moorings and pulled down into a maelstrom of Machiavellian plot twists.
The heroine Ash immediately grabbed my attention, and trying to discern her motives and the motives of all of the other key players was like playing a hyped up, helter skelter game of Clue. But the cast of characters here are far more complex, devious and manipulative than your average Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett and Professor Plum.
The story is set at an elite girl’s boarding school tucked away in the mountains west of Charlottesville, Virginia. The gothic architecture, isolated location, and labyrinthine layout echo the sinister nature of the plot.
I could not put this one down — you will not regret picking it up!