The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary
Published by: Hot Key Books
Series: The Perfectionists (#1)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon
A short review today because I can’t give a lot away without spoiling the book. But, I still feel the need to let you know that The Perfectionists is definitely a series worth reading. On Goodreads the caption is: ‘The shocking sequel to The Perfectionists—with an ending you’ll have to read to believe!’ and I couldn’t agree more. My jaw was on the floor. Here’s why.
1.) Sara Shepard and her plot twists – Man, I did not see any of this coming. ANY OF IT. I was so impressed with how the story progressed, and with the character reveals. It wasn’t ridiculous to imagine as an outcome. Even when you thought you’d figured out the answer to the murders, you had no idea. Shepard lulled her readers into a false sense of security, and I LOVED IT. Having read a fair amount of murder mysteries, I can sometimes guess the plot devices, but this time, I just couldn’t.
2.) Character closure – All of the tiny plot lines that surrounded the girls, like Mac’s feud with Claire and Caitlin’s confusion over Josh versus Jeremy were wrapped up. Loose ends were tied, and decisions were made. I appreciated that all the girls got what they really wanted, even if they had to go through some trauma to get it. This was a good duology conclusion, no doubt.
That’s it. Just two points to make about the beauty of ‘The Good Girls’. I literally shouted ‘No way!’ at the reveal. It was that well done. Though I didn’t give the book 5 stars because I had a few problems with the actions of the girls and their love interests, I’d highly, highly recommend this!