AD-PR I was gifted a eArc copy of The Girls Are All So Nice Here in exchange for this review post. All opinions my own.
Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find they're being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before - and will stop at nothing to get it - in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship and deadly desire.
A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and she’s worked hard to create a new life for herself. But then an invitation to her ten-year reunion arrives in the mail, along with an anonymous note that reads “We need to talk about what we did that night.”
It seems that the secrets of Ambrosia’s past—and the people she thought she’d left there—aren’t as buried as she’d believed. Amb can’t stop fixating on what she did or who she did it with: larger-than-life Sloane “Sully” Sullivan, Amb’s former best friend, who could make anyone do anything.
At the reunion, Amb and Sully receive increasingly menacing messages, and it becomes clear that they’re being pursued by someone who wants more than just the truth of what happened that first semester. This person wants revenge for what they did and the damage they caused—the extent of which Amb is only now fully understanding. And it was all because of the game they played to get a boy who belonged to someone else, and the girl who paid the price.
Alternating between the reunion and Amb’s freshman year, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.
I have to say, I had to hurry to finish this book in order to get my review up on time but I'm so glad I did because it was absolutely brilliant! It kept me guessing until the last page, fervently reading on to find out who the killer was.
It felt very 'Mean Girls' crossed with Pretty Liars which I enjoyed immensely because it made it really easy to read. The book, flashing between 'Then' & 'Now', give you an insight to what Amb was like whilst at college - an actress who became completely obsessed with another girl Sully, thinking it more important to impress her than actually study for her exams.
It's a story about how easily we can be manipulated by someone whom we assume to be more popular than we are, how mean girls can really be and how we can share our own version of the truth even though we know it will hurt the ones we love down the line.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'The Girls Are All So Nice Here', it had me hooked almost straight away and once it did, I couldn't put it down. I was as eager to find out who was sending the mysterious notes as Amb and Sully were! I did feel that the husband, Adrian, was a bit of a wet blanket and gave up on Amb too easily when he found out the truth at the college reunion.
At times I also found Amb to be a bit stupid, like you know exactly what you did, so why are you so worried about getting mysterious notes from someone, who claims to know what you did that night!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Girls Are All So Nice Here, the writing really kept me gripped and turning every page to find out what happened next. It's not easy to keep readers hooked like this, so hats off to Laurie Elizabeth Flynn for this! I'm very excited to see what Laurie comes up with next that's for sure!
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