REVIEW: The Good Girls (The Perfectionists #2) by Sara Shepard

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Series: The Perfectionists #2
Published by Hot Key Books on 2nd July 2015
Pages: 288
Source: *Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes the shocking sequel to The Perfectionists—with an ending you'll have to read to believe!

Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker have done some not-so-perfect things. Even though they all talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, they didn't actually go through with it. It's just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right? Except Nolan wasn't the only one they fantasized about killing. When someone else they named dies, the girls wonder if they're being framed. Or are theyabout to become the killer's next targets?
The first novel The Perfectionists I read earlier this year, and I really disliked it, largely because of the characters. But Sara Shepard just has such addictive writing and story lines that I had to pick up the sequel, and I am very pleased I did. I really do like these covers, they are so beautiful and girly yet horrifying at the same time.

I am not going to give a synopsis of this sequel, as you really just need to go into it remembering the key events from the first novel like: Nolan Hotchkiss' death, Granger's death and the list the 5 girls compiled.

Nothing about the characters in this novel changed, I really really dislike them all. They were incredibly immature, naive, selfish, cruel, and whiney. Especially to their boyfriends which was a recurring theme with them all. But I shall stop talking about my dislke for these characters for I could go on and on, as I was able to overlook it due to the amazing plot.

This is one of the main things I love about Sara Shepard's novel, she is able to completely capture you in the novel, making you feel like you are there, and the suspense and imagery has you constantly on the edge of your seat. However it was the ending that blew my mind. It was like nothing I had read before, and though I was sort of right when it came to the murderer, I was totally not expecting that, and it really blew me away. And that is why I love Sara Shepard's novels, she crafts them so intricately and completely shocks you; when I thought back to try and understand how I had missed her clues, she was so brilliant in intertwining them that I was truly astonished. And for that reason I had to give it the four stars it deserved, as it was just so clever; I am truly astonished.

Therefore this novel really blew-my-mind, and even if you really disliked the first novel, you have to give this a go as that ending is like nothing I have ever read before.


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