Good Little Liars

· Bookouture
4 reviews

About this ebook

‘I was completely hooked right from the start and had trouble tearing myself away from it… Will have you reading well into the night racing through the pages.’ Once Upon A Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Emma held the photo for a long moment before her eyes focused on the girl’s face. She dropped it and let out a muted cry. The girl was Tessa.

Loving wife and mother Emma rarely thinks about the day twenty-five years ago that her friend Tessa fell to her death, or the secret that she made Emma swear to keep just hours before. But when her marriage implodes, Emma and her daughter find themselves moving into the headmaster’s former cottage on the grounds of her old school – Denham House. And there, Emma finds the photograph: an explicit image of Tessa, looking directly at the camera.

Old friends Marlee and Clementine, are home for a reunion. But they don’t want to talk about Tessa’s accident, and with the demands of single parenthood, Emma has plenty to distract her… but she can’t shake the image of the photograph. Or the thought that it’s proof of something she had long suspected: Dr Brownley, now headmaster, was involved with Tessa. Was it a mistake to keep quiet about what she knew?

Marlee and Clementine have their own complex feelings about returning to their hometown. And when Emma starts to question what really happened to Tessa, each woman must deal with the consequences of decisions they made all those years ago. Because the more Emma digs into the past, the more she discovers that everyone remembers it differently, and that the innocent schoolgirls she thought she knew are hiding some very big secrets.

A page-turning novel about family drama, lies, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, The Silent Wife and Kerry Lonsdale.

Readers love Good Little Liars:

I absolutely loved this book… There were so many twists and turns. I honestly thought I knew who the murderer was, I was so wrong. I was gripped all the way through.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, I didn’t see that coming… Bravo!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I was gripped and found myself feverishly flipping pages to discover the truth pronto. There are twists upon twists upon twists, many that blindside you with suspense in spades making this a real page-turner. An addictive must-read tailored to those who appreciate female-centred compulsive and moving thrillers.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘So vivid… kept me reading well into the night. I loved the little plot twists and was not expecting the ending at all.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Really great read... The author takes us on a roller-coaster… Loved all the twists and turns and how everyone was somehow connected. Great book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A fun and fast-paced read and is one that I would highly recommend to fans of Big Little Lies!’ Suse’s Book Reviews

I loved this unputdownable book! It was a thrilling, unnerving read. The characters were realistic. The plot was gripping and fast-paced. Run, do not walk, out to get this fab book.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Very fast paced, original, and chilling. I think that you are in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions and shocks!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I read this in one day… perfect.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This is a gripping mystery that had me racing through the pages.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Absolutely loved!... a strongly developed mystery along the lines of Ruth Ware's The Lying Game and Donna Tartt's The Secret History’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book is a page turner and I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Little Red Goddess Persephone
October 9, 2019
3.75 out of 5 stars I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. We meet three woman, Emma, Marlee and all graduates of Denham House an extremely prestigious private school where only the wealthiest and smartest girls go. As they get close to the graduating class of 1993's 25th anniversary the past begins to catch up with them. Right before graduation Tessa's body was found. The case was closed quickly as a suicide. That never felt right to Emma though. She saw something right before Tessa died and feels that her death was really murder. I would not classify this as a psychological thriller but more of a slice of life mystery. While the death of Tessa looms large in each woman's life the things going on now are in many way far more important to the story than the mystery itself. Each character is very much a person unto themselves so you will have no problem distinguishing the woman. I enjoyed the drama, the setting and the writing. I wanted to give this a full four stars but there was just a little something holding me from doing that. it doesn't mean this book was not a fun, quick enjoyable read or that these woman were not fun to spend time with. I would definitely pick this up and spend a few hours or days with these characters. I feel that Sarah Clutton will become a real voice in the mystery world and look forward to reading her next novel.
Did you find this helpful?
Marnie Harrison
October 2, 2019
With her being an Australian author and being Australian myself, I was really excited to read Sarah’s book. Supporting authors from my home country is really important to me, so when I saw this one and read the blurb I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it. What also drew me in was the cover of the book. It throws off an ominous vibe that is then effectively captured throughout. The story! I was completely hooked right from the start and had trouble tearing myself away from it. If you love a story that has mystery, secrets, betrayal and family drama then this is the book for you. Sarah has created a tightly woven plot set in Hobart, Tasmania. Told from multiple points of view, the story revolves around central characters Emma, Marlee and Clementine, as they prepare for their 25th high school reunion. But with it brings back old memories of when friend Tessa tragically lost her life in their last year of high school. Secrets that have been buried for 25 years are about to be exposed when the mystery of what really happened to Tessa the day she died deepens, when Emma finds an explicit photograph of Tessa when she moves into now headmaster’s Dr Brownley former cottage. Always suspecting that there was more to their relationship when Dr Browlney was a teacher, Emma gets more than she bargains for when the truth is finally revealed. There are a few characters featured that keep you on your toes as to where they all fit into the story and they all have been written perfectly in the role that they play. Although I did not find them all to be likeable, Sarah has done a great job in making them believable which is enough for me. To be able to feel the emotions of each one as the story goes deeper, further reinforces how well they have been brought to life. Told in the present to past format, we are given a great insight as to who each one was and how the events of the past have shaped them into the people that have become in the present, I really enjoyed Sarah’s writing style. It is emotive, atmospheric, engaging and Sarah does a great job at building the suspense and tension along the way. For me it moved at the right pace and I loved knowing about the places that have been used. I read a lot of books set in the UK and the US which I love, but there is nothing like reading a book set in places that you know of. Although I have yet to visit Tasmania, through her writing Sarah made me feel that I was there watching from the sidelines as it all unfolded. As a debut novel Sarah has nailed it! I was really impressed with this story and how it has been put together. Sarah is definitely one to watch out for and I look forward to many more books from her. The Good Liars is a highly enjoyable read that will have you reading well into the night racing through the pages ending with a satisfactory outcome. I highly recommend this book. Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sarah Clutton for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Good Liars which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this ebook

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.