Bestselling thriller author J.T. Ellison will be here to introduce GOOD GIRLS LIE, where she moves onto perhaps her most sinister territory yet: an all-girls high school, in her best work yet!. She incorporates just the right amount of snark to allow a bit of light into the darkness that is the prestigious Goode School when BAM...the students start dropping like flies. It's a fun and exciting mystery – dark and humorous at the same time. Ellison writes about high school as if she was a recent graduate, examining the tenuous bonds of teenage friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths to which the students will go to protect their secrets. Grab a beer or glass of wine and hear JT discuss her writing in conversation with Agatha Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 poisonous.
In 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 suicide. But look closely...because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.
"Alternating points of view raise the suspense, blurring the lines between what's true and false. No one among the cast of calculating characters is above suspicion. Ellison keeps readers guessing throughout."
– Publishers Weekly ★
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series "A Brit in the FBI" with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the Emmy Award-winning show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband.