Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard

Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of publication: June 2015

Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker have done some not-so-perfect things. Even though they all talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, they didn't actually go through with it. It's just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right? Except Nolan wasn't the only one they fantasized about killing. When someone else they named dies, the girls wonder if they're being framed. Or are they about to become the killer's next targets?

It had been a while since I read the first book, The Perfectionists, so it took a bit to re-orient myself to The Good Girls.  Thankfully, the author did a good job of covering ground from the first book in the first couple of chapters.  This one pretty much picks up where the first one left off.  In The Good Girls, the five girls are back and someone is targeting the rest of the "kill list" from the first book.  Bodies seem to be dropping everywhere and the girls are once again suspects.

I thought this was a great sequel to the first book.  I had a hard time figuring out the solution.  There are a lot of twists to the story.  I won't give away any of the plot.  I just can't ruin it for anyone!  The ending was a major "Wait, what?"  moment for me.  Thinking back, I honestly never saw it coming until the reveal.  You must read this one just for the ending alone!  I'm not sure if this is meant to be a duology or if there will be another book in the series.  The epilogue does leave an opening for a third book.  It will be interesting to see what comes next if there is a third one!  If you are a fan of the Pretty Little Liars series, you will love this one. Check it out!

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