The Girls Are All So Nice Here

S. & S. Mar. 2021. 320p. ISBN 9781982144623. $27. SUSPENSE
Attend her 10-year college reunion? As if. The last place on earth that Ambrosia Wellington wants to revisit is Wesleyan; especially after what happened 14 years earlier. However, Amb receives more than just the official email invitation from the reunion committee. Someone else sends her a special invitation that says, “We need to talk about what we did that night.” It looks like opting out of the reunion is no longer a choice for good old Amb, nor for her former friend Sloane “Sully” Sullivan. At the reunion, both women receive more missives from a person who’s bent on revenge.
VERDICT Oh, snap! The world of psychological suspense has a new player in YA novelist Flynn (Last Girl Lied To). Her adult debut is a mesmerizing literary cocktail composed of a dash of The Secret History, a jigger of Mean Girls, and a generous shot of the frank sexuality and unabashed language of Cruel Intentions. It’s a thrilling novel, rich in plot twists, that also offers an incisive take on the price some women are forced to pay in order to “win” in life.
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