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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  811 ratings  ·  185 reviews
A murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends - and one of them is playing a dangerous game - in this electrifying debut in the tradition of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Couple Next Door.

In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. There's Gemma, an insecure th
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Audible Audio, 368 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Random House Audio (first published June 16th 2019)
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Chelsea Humphrey
"There is something imminent surrounding us, and we have no idea it's there. Tomorrow morning, we will sit down for breakfast at the dining hall, as we always do, and realize one of us is gone."

What a pleasant surprise! I had almost given up on suspenseful debuts, but this one felt worthy of my time. Tell Me Everything doesn't masquerade as the next {insert popular psych thriller}, but instead simply presents itself as an engrossing character study following six friends at university together. S
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Erin
I won this in a giveaway!

I have so many thoughts....

I liked this book. The writing is good, the plot moves fast, and the characters are interesting.

My problem with this book is that the book has nothing to do with the synopsis.

The blurb on the back of the book says Tell Me Everything is in the tradition of In A Dark Dark, Wood and The Couple Next Door. The synopsis says a murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends. One of them will test the limits of what she's capa
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Shannon
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this college mystery. Not too twisty but was still a fun read.
Jamie
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A group of friends from college living together - each has their own agenda - whether it be dreams of wealth and grandeur, love (from someone else’s partner) or just covering what they can’t have - what could possibly go wrong?

Tell Me Everything opens with Senior Day, where we learn nothing will ever be the same, but then we flash back to Freshman year to learn what and why everything changes. Told in alternating timelines, with additional flashbacks to our narrator Malin’s childhood, we begin
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Amy
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5

I love a mysterious book that follows a group of tight knit friends, and for bonus points this was set in a New England college town, which is always a plus for me! While I did think this would be a bit more thrillerish than it was I was still really into the mystery at play here and overall enjoyed this one.

This is told solely from Malin’s viewpoint but it does have a few timelines. First is during her and her friends senior year, next is their freshman year when they all meet and lastly i
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Erin
May 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway!
Anna Luce
A college in New England + a group of friends + murder = me hoping that this is the next The Secret History

DNF 20%

Can you hear that sound?
...it's the sound of my expectations going down the drain.

This is yet another attempt to join the edgy-narrator bandwagon.
The blurb will lead you to believe that this novel is similar to The Secret History and If We Were Villains...when in truth this is little more than a laughable story about a protagonist with a 'dark past' (something which is getting old f
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Diana Iozzia (Bookworm Banter)
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Jeanette
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh what a lot of words to say what was said. It's not BAD writing, but extreme overkill to the characters. Most every aspect of every individual from the group association that cores this story has 5 or 6 times the redundant stereotype "qualities" within intense description, over and over again. And the further into the book the more the "eyes" and values rose up on the pretentious scale. To the point where I felt like that old California girl saying "gag me with a spoon!"

When I was at page 71 I
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Bridgett
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Nobody knows who I am, except me.

What a pleasant surprise this book was...a surprise I truly wasn't expecting. These days, any time I finish reading a psychological drama, and feel it was a refreshing change from the over-saturated norm, I call that a win.

A highly atmospheric story, set in a blustery New England town, Tell Me Everything gives us a glimpse into the lives of six "mini-Ivy League" students. Told strictly from Malin's point of view, the timeline bounces from her 1997 Texas childh
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Laura Peden
Unfortunately this wasn’t the book for me. Nothing even really happens and I felt it was pretentious. The cover art & blurb are misleading as well. On to the next..
Sarah
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Tell Me Everything left me feeling extremely cheated. This book is advertised as some kind of mystery thriller that involves a murder, but it makes it sound like the murder is going to be early on and the story will revolve around it. Instead, this is a book about Malin and her group of friends as they bounce through college, and all the dark secrets Malin claims she knows about everyone. Spoiler: there are hardly any real secrets to be divulged throughout. So mostly, this is a book about a grou ...more
Bridget
Meh. Not for me. No suspense at all. Fell very flat. Audible narrator was blech.
Amanda
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tell Me Everything is told from the perspective of Malin, a student at Hawthorne University in Maine. Alternating between Senior Day and Freshman Year, the story follows how Malin became friends with 5 other students and how they interact during their time at Hawthorne. It is clear from the beginning that something happens on Senior Day and also that Malin had something tragic happen when she is younger, but the book draws out what happened until the end.

Usually I love books that follow boarding
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Eleanor
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I picked this book up because a blogger (lol) hyped it up and I'd read that Netflix bought the rights and is turning it into a movie. Lately I've tried to stay away from these twisty thrillery type books because almost all of them get compared to Gone Girl and almost none of them are ever worth it.

Anyway. Tell Me Everything is kind of confusing and misleading. The blurb mentions a murder (!) that tears apart (!!) a group of friends (!!!) in college (!!!!) but that doesn't really happen? The murd
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Melissa
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
Kept me interested throughout to find out exactly what the "big secret" was...and when I found out I was underwhelmed. I had pretty much figured it all out anyway, and I felt like the author spent way too long getting to the point.
The jumpy timeline worked sometimes, and other times it just served to muddle the story. I thought a few less jumps and less foreshadowing, and more revelation would have helped the pace move more quickly.
Also, this is an anal quibble, but no one has ever acc
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Beth
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tightly-written, assured debut thriller with a strong cast of characters and one of the most disturbing (in a good way) and complicated protagonists since The Girl on the Train.
Brooke
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC provided by the author for an honest review

4.5/5 stars

This was a really good book. One of the best thrillers I've read in the new adult genre. I loved the mystery of the main character because it kept me wanting to read more to figure out her backstory and why she was the way she was. There was a lot of foreshadowing at the end of each chapter which added intrigue because it made you want to figure out what Malin was referring to. Malin as a character and narrator was very interesting. I lov
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Cyndi
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing debut! It is hard to believe that this is Cambria Brockman’s first book. The many pluses of this psychological suspense are the winter Maine college setting, the flawless execution of well-rounded, believable characters and the unique plot line that constantly kept me surprised. This was one of those books that I could not put down and I enjoyed every minute of it. Suspense fans should put this at the top of their list!

Many thanks to Edelweiss, Ballantine Books and Cambria Brock
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Nancy Baker
In this story you follow the lives/relationships surrounding 3 girls and 3 guys who meet in their freshman year in college. Nearly all come from affluent families, or at least lead the others to believe. There is Khaled, from Dubai who's parents buy him a house near campus to share with his friends. Also in the group is John and Max, who happen to be cousins but a blood line is about all they have in common. Gemma is going for a theater major but surprisingly is fairly insecure. Then there is Ru ...more
Amy Storey
Imagine if Amy Dunne from “Gone Girl” was narrating a vapid psychological thriller about her and her equally shallow friends from a wannabe Ivy League college. Now you have “Tell Me Everything.” I wanted to like this book (I got it from the publisher as part of a giveaway) and I was motivated to finish it, but I was just rolling my eyes by the end.
Bonnie Brody
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to a page-turner that will have you putting your 'to-do list' on hold until you reach the end. And that probably won't take long if you read it at jet propulsion speed as I did.

Tell Me Everything takes place at Hawthorne College in rural Maine where most of the students are children of financiers and come from money. The novel takes place in two primary time frames - freshman year and senior year. During freshman orientation, six students meet and form an indelible bond for the rest of t
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Lyndsey
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Gina *loves sunshine*
Definitely a thriller that is similar in the vein of Dark, Dark Wood, One of us is lying, or The Night Olivia fell. A story that involves a group of east coast students at a wanna be Ivy league College. The 6 young adults are friends throughout College - your typical setup the BFF's, the cousins, the jealous one, the Super Rich Kid, the chatty girl, the logical one. Lots of secrets, flashbacks, murder - things aren't always as they seem at the forefront.

I don't typically pick these particular c
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Sharon May
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Many thanks to NetGalley, Ballantine Books, and Cambria Brockman for the opportunity to read and review her debut novel - I loved it!

We know from the opening chapter of this book that among a close group of friends at an elite college in Maine one person will not live to graduate. The story is told from the viewpoint of Marin and is told in 3 different time periods - during her childhood in Texas, their freshman year, and then their senior year. Marin's group of friends consists of her best frie
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Mandie
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very intriguing mystery set in college. It was fast paced and enjoyable. So many characters involved, it really kept me on my toes!
Kailey (kmc_reads)
3.5 stars. Thanks to the publisher for my gifted copy.

I had heard good things about this one from a few different friends, so I knew I had to check it out. It’s also already been picked up by Netflix, so I wanted to read it before it airs on tv. While I usually LOVE a drama surrounding kids on a college campus, this one just felt a tad too long for me. The beginning was good, I thought the middle dragged just a little/felt redundant at times, but the ending was like W.T.F. CRAZY. The ending defi
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Casey Frank
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Random House for gifting me an early copy of this book.
This book feels like one thing for the first 3/4 and then shifts into something else, which was an unexpected delight as I was curious about whether or not this story was driving toward something specific or if it would serve as essentially a slice of life narrative of the college experience for a group of people each carrying their own secret shames and concerns.

I liked the style of the book, going and back in forth in time as
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Lauren Gershell
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic debut focusing on several mysteries surrounding a group of college students who meet their first day of freshman year. Utilizing themes of love, lust, death and friendship, Brockman does a superb job keeping the reader guessing, with unexpected surprises at the end. Definitely a page turner! Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine for my advance copy!
amanda
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am exhausted today. I had to take my seven year old to her 6 month check up at the dentist and that's always so...fun. Just nonstop thrills. But when I finished my previous book and received the notification from Random House Publishing Group that my request to read Tell Me Everything had been approved I was thrilled. I downloaded the book immediately and began reading.

And I kept reading.
And I continued reading...
I didn't stop until I was done.

And now it's nearly 1:30 and I'm exhausted and my
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Cambria Brockman grew up in Houston, London, and Scotland, and attended Holderness School in New Hampshire. She graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with a degree in English literature. She owns an award-winning wedding and portrait photography company, Cambria Grace, along with its popular Instagram account. Brockman lives in Boston with her husband, son, and dog. Tell Me Everything i ...more