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Tell Me Everything

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  6,325 ratings  ·  503 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
ebook, 368 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Ebury Digital (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
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An elite New England college, a group of friends that formed fast and close, a shocking murder that tears them apart….

I knew going in that Tell Me Everything was my kind of book. I love books that take place on college campuses. They are little microcosm of society—everything always seemed heightened because it is more contained. This was no exception!

When Malin begins school at an elite New England college, she's determined to try and make friends. She quickly finds herself in a close group of
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this college mystery. Not too twisty but was still a fun read.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arc-physical
** Mini Review **

A slow burn character study with a splash of suspense. Told entirely from the perspective of Malin. In multiple time periods, freshman year, senior day, and A brief look into her childhood. This really was a story about friendship and connections. Malin is an introvert, her freshman year in college she’s determined to make friends and is happy to find herself part of a group of six who remain tight throughout college. The group moves in together after freshman year. They are as
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 chil
Jamie Rosenblit
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

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
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?'s the sound of my expectations going down the drain.

This novel 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
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
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
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Meh. Not for me. No suspense at all. Fell very flat. Audible narrator was blech.
Diana Iozzia
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Donna Hines
"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."
Well, what more can one say other than a murder has been committed at an elite college in New England and this tight knit group is about to experience a wild game that nobody expected not even the reader!
I love twists but in this case they occurred w/o any foresight which is even better because of that cr
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
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
Laura Peden
Jul 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, audiobooks
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..
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.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
The “teaser” of Tell me Everything sounded right up my alley! A group of unlikely friends at a elite New England college are about to graduate. Some come from a world of privilege others humble beginnings...but all come with their own skeletons in the closet. Throughout the book, Cambria Brockman dives deep into the ageless well do we really know our friends. I enjoyed the premise of this book very much...although it was a much slower burn then I find myself really gravitating too ...more
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it

Late January 2011, Senior Day at the tiny liberal arts college in the old mill town of Edleton, ME. The Jump, the cold, the adrenaline, the Ledges, the hook ups, the drinking, the watching, the waiting, the planning … but all Malin can think of is her father’s whispered word of advice fluttering around her head. PRETEND.

Late September 2019, I finished reading Tell Me Everything. The first eight-five percent of this story is an extraordinarily slow, at times mind anestheti
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Karen Foster
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.
Atmospheric with a great sense of impending doom, this one was a real page turner, with a really interesting main character POV. I loved the non-linear timeline, and I’m always here for a story involving a group of close knit friends at an elite New England college. It’s no The Secret History, (but then what is?) but it’s a satisfying debut with twists and turns to keep you guessing.
However, I just don’t get this cover art choice! It doesn’t represent this book at all!
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
Bonnie Brody
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Nancy Baker
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-goodreads
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
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entertainment
***Spoilers included***
Honestly, I thought this book was fantastic and really impressive, especially from a first-time author of fiction. Granted, I’m biased-I like thrillers and character studies (this book is a bit of each) and I also went to a small liberal arts college for undergrad, which added to the appeal; however, I do read a great deal and found that this book peaked my interest far more than many have recently.

Trigger warning: An animal is killed and though it’s not a major part of t
Kailey (kmc_reads)
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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
Stephanie Laffin
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So compelling I couldn’t put it down. If you liked Girl On A Train, In the Dark, Dark Wood or Bonfire, you will enjoy this.
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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

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