Nice girls can do bad things…
When Ambrosia first arrives at prestigious college Wesleyan, she’s desperate to fit in. But Amb struggles to navigate the rules of this strange, elite world, filled with privileged ‘nice’ young women – until she meets the charismatic but troubled Sully, with whom she forms an obsessive friendship.
Intoxicated by Sully’s charm and determined to impress her, Amb finds herself drawn deep into her new best friend’s dangerous manipulations. But if she wants to play Sully at her own game, Amb has no idea just how devastating the consequences will be…
Deeply unsettling and compulsive, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a gripping exploration of the brutal lengths girls will go to, to take what they think they are owed.
As soon as I read the description for this book I knew it would be a story that would captivate me, and I certainly wasn’t wrong.
Ambrosia is now a successful, fully grown woman who wants nothing more than to put the mistakes she made throughout her younger years firmly behind her. Now married to her husband Adrian who is several years younger than her, Ambrosia feels as though her life is being to settle down. That is until Adrian discovers that she has been invited to a reunion at her old college and is rather adamant that she should attend, and as Ambrosia is unable to come up with any feasible reasons as to why they can’t attend, she finds herself returning to the one place she so desperately wants to forget.
Adrian is the supportive husband, and insists that he would love to meet her old friends, and assures her that she should try her best to forget about all of the mean girls she had encountered there, but what he doesn’t seem to realise is that Ambrosia was in fact one of the meanest girls there was. When she receives a further email ‘you to come to – we need to talk about what we did that night’ Ambrosia is left with very little choice but to attend.
When she is reunited with some of the people who played a part in the devastating events of that evening, all of the secrets and lies Ambrosia believed were buried deep begin rising to the surface, and it is only a matter of time before her own involvement comes crashing down on her with force, leaving her to deal with the consequences to her past once and for all.
I don’t want to give too much away about this book as it is without a doubt one of those stories that will captivate you from the very first page. The story is told in such a chilling way, which has you on the edge of your seat as the story begins to unfold and you learn of the events that occurred all those years ago.
The story is told from both a past and present perspective, giving us deeper insight as to the impact of that night has had on Ambrosia as an adult, and the lasting affects she is left living with. With a strong cast of characters that each add a new insight to the story, you find yourself fully immersed in this world that has been created by the author.
Thrilling, well paced and full of drama and suspense, this is without a doubt one of the books that I will be talking about for a very long time to come.
You can purchase a copy of this book by following the link below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0008388857/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_35F2X9FP28SHV6JKH471
About the Author
Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their three children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, Last Girl Lied To, and All Eyes On Her, under the name L.E. Flynn.
Her adult fiction debut, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, will be published in 2021. It has sold in 10 territories worldwide and been optioned for television by AMC.
When she’s not writing, you can likely find her hiking in the woods, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or bingeing on reality TV.
*Thank you to HQ Stories and Laurie Elizabeth Flynn for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*