Title: The Good Girls.
Author: Claire Eliza Bartlett.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to Edelweiss, all opinions are my own!)
Page count: 289.
Release day: December 1st 2020.
Genre: YA, thriller, mystery.
Rating: 4.5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
The troublemaker. The overachiever. The cheer captain. The dead girl.
Like every high school in America, Jefferson-Lorne High contains all of the above.
After the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian.
Everyone has a label, whether they like it or not–and Emma was always known as a good girl. But appearances are never what they seem. And the truth behind what really happened to Emma may just be lying in plain sight. As long-buried secrets come to light, the clock is ticking to find Emma’s killer–before another good girl goes down.
This book was so good! I kinda caught me by surprise! When I started this one I thought ‘let’s just read a couple of pages’, and before I knew it I was halfway through the book!
I’m once again reminded that I really enjoy reading YA msteries!
All the main characters were very interesting, they all had some mystery surrounding them, which made the guessing at who the murderer was really hard since they all could have a reason! They were all quite distinct from each other, and they all really had a character arc!
I loved the setting of this kinda smaller town with a river that has all these ghost stories about it!
I really wanted to figure out who was behind the murder, so I kept wanting to continue to read! I think I read this book in three sittings, and that would probably have been less if I did not have to sleep or had other things to do!
I did take half a star from the rating since I was slightly disappointed by the ending, but of course I’m not going to say anything because of spoilers. But that is why plot got an 8, would have been higher otherwise, and logic got a 7!
They writing was absolutely amazing! I already started looking up Claire Eliza Bartlett’s previous works, ‘We Rule the Night’ and ‘The Winter Duke’ and they both sound really good! I hope to pick them up someday! They are quite different from this book though!