The good girls

by Bartlett, Claire Eliza,

Format: Print Book 2020
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One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty, feminist thriller for the Me Too era.

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.

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Near a small Colorado town, there's a bend in the river that everyone calls Anna's Run, where the water becomes so dangerous that it's not unusual for people to drown there. But when high-achieving high-schooler Emma Baines disappears at Anna's Run, the police suspect a classmate murdered her, and they zero in on three suspects in particular. There's Claude, the girl who likes boys, parties, and trouble a little too much; Avery, the eager-to-please cheerleader, whose bisexuality and friendship with Emma seem to make her friends uncomfortable; and Gwen, whose sister drowned at Anna's Run, and who was Emma's main competition for a life-changing scholarship. In a narrative that rotates between the girls' perspectives and includes transcripts from police interviews, Bartlett picks apart the different labels so often assigned to young women and crafts a layered mystery. The execution doesn't quite live up to its potential, with some plot points becoming muddled, but fans of Courtney Summers' Sadie (2018) will appreciate this socially conscious, character-driven thriller."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Emma Baines is missing. A grainy Facebook video appears to show someone shoving the "ice-blond" 17-year-old off a bridge into a lethal stretch of river known as Anna's Run. The Jefferson-Lorne, Colo., police department, headed by Emma's overprotective father, is centering their investigation on three of her classmates: Avery Cross, the airheaded captain of Emma's cheerleading squad; Claude Vanderly, a "loudmouth slut" and notorious troublemaker; and Gwen Sayer, an acerbic overachiever who is competing with Emma to win a full undergraduate scholarship. According to mysterious blogger Adams West, however, the cops' focus is misplaced; Emma had a secret that likely got her killed, and he is determined to not only uncover that secret, but expose it to the world. Fantasy author Bartlett (The Winter Duke) takes on society's toxic attitudes toward teenage girls in this dark and twisty #MeToo thriller. The writing is occasionally overwrought, and aspects of the plot strain credulity, but on the whole, Bartlett delivers an empowering tale populated with nuanced characters of sundry socioeconomic backgrounds and sexual orientations. Ages 13--up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, InkWell Management. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 359 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062943101
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