Releasing December 30, 2019

Goode girls don’t lie…

Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.

In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.

But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new novel examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to to protect their secrets.

More Information

  • Publisher: MIRA Books

  • Original Release Date: December 30, 2019

  • Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audio

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780778330776



“A high-tension thriller...Alternating points of view raise the suspense, blurring the lines between what’s true and false...Ellison keeps readers guessing throughout."
—★ Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An intriguing plot, featuring a final twist, shows what can happen when hidden truths are revealed."

“GOOD GIRLS LIE is a superb psychological thriller…a deliciously dark, wickedly plotted suspense story…with drama, secret societies, cliques, illicit affairs, manipulation, and, of course, murder, and it’s the sort of book you never want to end.”
Crime By The Book

Praise for J.T. Ellison’s Books

"[An] outstanding domestic thriller… The intense plot...builds to a stunning conclusion.Ellison is at the top of her game."
—★ Publishers Weekly, starred review, on TEAR ME APART

"An inventive thriller with a horrifying reveal and a happy ending."
Kirkus Reviews on TEAR ME APART

"[Ellison] spools out a fast-moving plot...A compelling story with a moving message."
Booklist on TEAR ME APART

"[An] exceptional domestic thriller from bestseller Ellison... this standalone may be Ellison's best work to date."
—★ Publishers Weekly, starred review, on LIE TO ME

"A page-turner, rife with twists, turns, and surprises... an absolute must-read."
Mystery Scene Magazine on LIE TO ME

"Wonderful ... a one-more-chapter, don't-eat-dinner, stay-up-late sensation."
Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of NO MIDDLE NAME, on LIE TO ME