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Good Little Liars

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  480 ratings  ·  120 reviews
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 in the photograph was Tessa.

Twenty-five years after losing her friend Tessa in a tragic accident, Emma’s life is happy and settled. She rarely thinks about the day that Tessa fell to her death, or the secret that she made Emma swear to keep just
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published October 2nd 2019 by Bookouture
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: The photograph tumbled across the grass, blown by a short, cool gust of November wind. It slowed for a moment and the girl in the image was flipped onto her face. Across the other side of the oval, behind the old camellia hedge near the north gate, the girl herself lay equally still. Her school uniform had been lifted, well above regulation length, by the playful bend in her left leg. Where her upper body had taken the blow, bone had sheared the fragile nerves of her spinal cord, leavin ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
I was really looking forward to reading Good Little Liars by Sarah Clutton. I really thought that I would enjoy it more than I did. I found it to be a bit slow and with a lot of characters to keep track of. Added to that was that none of them were very likeable and I struggled with reading it. It started off really well with one character accidentally replying all on an email but after that I couldn't stay interested.

Thanks for o Bookouture and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it

Sarah Clutton is an Australian author and so this book is set in Tasmania and I enjoyed that, knowing little about the area the concise descriptions were a good ‘picture painter’
The story is based around a School Reunion and some of those going to the reunion and a shared secret that has long been buried BUT is suddenly back in the open when Emma sends a reply to the reunion email to a friend ( mentioning the secret ) but presses ‘reply to all’ by mistake, I felt her anxiety and despair once sh
Natalia  R
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Twenty-five years ago, Emma Parson's friend Tessa died in a suspicious accident at their prestigious boarding school. Now Emma is working in the same school, and with her class reunion approaching, she can't help but wonder what really happened to her popular friend. Was it really an accident or was Tessa pushed to her death? I thoroughly enjoyed this suspenseful thriller! Set in Hobart, Tasmania, I was immediately engrossed in this tale of lies, secrets, and betrayal. We follow the perspectives ...more
Kylie H
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, drama
This is an interesting story, set in Hobart about three women. Emma works in the office at the school she went to and is organising her 25 year school reunion. She is mortified to discover that she has done a 'reply all' to an email about the reunion and thinking she is just sending it to her best friend Marlee reveals some fairly personal and embarrassing information.
Marlee has just moved back to Hobart from Melbourne and is trying to fit in at her new workplace. She is attracted to her boss Be
Louise Wilson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Twenty five years ago, Emma's friend Ressa died in a suspicious accident. Now Emma is working at Denham House, a school where the wealthy and intelligent girls attend. It's also the school that Emma and Tessa attended. Her school reunion is fast approaching and Emma cant help but think a out what had happened to her friend. Was it really an accident or something more sinister.

The book is centred around four women. After Emma's marriage breaks down, she moves into one of the schools properties. S
Good Little Liars is fantastic and solid début from Australian author Sarah Clutton and as the book is set in Hobart, Tasmania, this satisfied the escapist in me!

A class reunion for women who graduated from Denham House School, an exclusive all-girls boarding academy, brings back memories of a classmate whose untimely death just days before graduation has haunted a few of them. Tessa Terrano's death was deemed an accident, but was it really?

This story was told from several viewpoints that offer
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The person who picked the title already deserves 5 stars from me because it fits the book like a glove. 🙂

The story takes place in the present, but although 25 years is a long time, one event is playing a big part and is not something that is easily forgotten.

The author allows different characters to tell a part of the book and she also takes us back to where it all began.

It’s a story about families,friends and little miracles and it seems that some good little liars have grown in to good big li
Love (lovesworldofbooks)
Aug 31, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: netgalley
Good Little Liars is about three women (Emma, Marlree and Harriet) who have their twenty-five years high school reunion coming up. Emma had made a mistake and reply-all to the whole class. The email was regarding the death of one their classmate Tessa, which open a pandora box.
All the three of the women were going through difficult situation in their life. I like the main characters. Normally don’t mind when stories of the characters alternate between the past and present, but this time I found
Upon discovering this story was set in Hobart, Australia, I decided I had to check it out. It's been a long time since I was in Tasmania but it is always refreshing to read something from my own country which aren't as prevalent as those in the UK or US. I didn't really check which genre it slotted into such was I in a rush to read it but from the synopsis, I assumed it was a bit of a mystery. And it was, in part, but I later discovered it was more chick lit...and I have to agree.

Set in Hobart,
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading Good Little Liars is like riding a rollercoaster, but you don’t know it’s a rollercoaster at first. You clank along, enjoying the pleasant ride, following the drama in the lives of three women, each linked to the unsolved mystery of the death of a student at one of Hobart’s elite private boarding schools decades earlier. For each of the women—Emma, Marlee and Harriet—the schoolyard death is ancient history, but an approaching school reunion dredges up the past. In Good Little Liars, auth ...more
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
It's been twenty-five years and the only thing any of them know for sure is that Tessa died that day. But reunions have a way of digging up old memories. Emma hardly even thinks about it anymore. However, when her marriage suddenly ends, she moves and discovers a graphic picture of Tessa that changes everything. Maybe her death wasn’t an accident. Her former classmates Marlee and Clementine are hardly different—they’ve tried putting that horrible day out of their minds as well. As Emma probes th ...more
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
First off, a huge thank you to Bookouture for the eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

I feel terrible that it took me forever to get to this book, but once I did I read it in two huge sittings. On a road trip but still, it really kept me engaged from start to finish

It all started back in school with a dead classmate, and a group of friends that are just full of secrets and lies. In the present day, a large group email is sent by accident which opens up the can of worms again in r
Arianna  Mclaughlin (arianna.reads)
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, august-19
I absolutely loved Good Little Liars!

This is not a psychological thriller in the vein of The Silent Patient, My Lovely Wife etc. but instead it is a strongly developed school mystery along the lines of Ruth Ware's The Lying Game and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. I adore this style of book (send boarding school novel recommendations my way!) and this one delivers with strong character development, twisty inter-generational connections between characters and a satisfying conclusion to a 25 ye
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A high school reunion and a death in the past were two most intriguing things that drew me in when I read the blurb. The book encompassed relationships and suspense.

3 friends Marlee, Emma, and Tessa were strangely connected due to Tessa's nature of death. Emma saw something and kept quiet, Marlee knew something and kept quiet, and Tessa died, so she was already quiet.

An email brought it all out when Emma replied to all and wondered about Tessa's death. Could it have been murder? That got everyon
Robin Loves Reading
Let's just plan a reunion. Attend it. And have a good time. That should have worked for Emma. But, even after twenty-five years, the death of her friend Tessa still haunts her. Not only is the loss still devastating, Emma kept a secret that just might have to finally be revealed.

For starters, Emma is now staying in the very cottage the school headmaster used to live in. In this cottage Emma found an explicit picture of Tessa all of those years ago. This picture, coupled with the secret Emma as k
Bev Dulson
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The 25th reunion is coming up for Emma, Marlee and Clementine. You'd think the fact that Emma hit 'reply all' to the reunion email, thinking she was just responding to Marlee and discussing her lack of sex life with her husband and her thoughts on Tessa who was a pupil in their year who died just before they left school would be more than enough drama... But no!

The author takes us on a roller-coaster ride or adultery, secrets, lies and friendship.

Loved all the twists and turns and how everyone w
Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 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 ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
I requested this book because it looked like it was going to be a fast-paced, thrilling read about a long ago murder. However, that's not what this is. This book is more of a contemporary drama with a slight mystery element but it is definitely not a thriller. I don't think it's a bad book but it's just not what I was expecting or wanting.

This book follows three different POV's. We have Emma who is struggling with life after finding herself living in an old staff cottage at her old school after
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the premise of this novel and throughly enjoyed it. A great plot switching between the present and past and a group of girls whom attended the same elite school in Hobart. The narrative switches between the women and the memories of the death of a fellow student just prior to them completing year 12. The women’s 25th school reunion is impending and the past and present collide dramatically. I read this in one day and can’t wait for the authors next book. I enjoyed the characters different ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book.
I was gripped from beginning to end. There are various reason why I gave it 5*s. Firstly, we get to know so much background of every character, what they are like, what they were like and what relationships they have with one another.
Secondly, the pace of the book was excellent. All the chapters, coming together, to bring that brilliant ending.
Thirdly, there was so many twists and turns. I honestly thought I knew who the murderer was, I was so wrong. I was gripped
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not normally a fan of commercial women's fiction, but I was recommended this book and didn't regret it. The plot is woven around the story of a group of school friends and how they are reunited at a school reunion and question an incident that happened many years before. Its a gripping story and one that, at the end of each chapter, left me wanting the next aspect. The resolution of the underlying incident was unpredictable, in a good way (as in "wow, I didn't see that coming"). Having read ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
School friends and an up and coming school reunion twenty five years after the event. A school friend died just before they all left school. An okay read but it just did not grab me. I would of liked to read more about their school days rather than spending so much time on what happened later in their lives. This is my own personal opinion and I am sure other readers will enjoy it more just not for me.
I would like to thank the author, Bookouture and Netgalley for the ARC in return for giving an
Jill Burgin
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkable literary novel by a new author who is here is stay. There is a mystery at the center of the story but the heart of the story revolves around four women, an past accident in school, and how their lives and histories are shaped by the incident in a myriad of ways. Clearly drawn characters so well written that I could see them in a story so well written that I never wanted to end,
Carol Werner Harris
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Little Liars is a remarkable story about four woman getting together at their 25th high school reunion. Like all reunion's your memories take you back to the past. In this case the past is better left in the past. A mind blowing roller coaster ride. This is my first book by Sarah Clutton and I will definitely read more. ...more
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge-2019
I enjoyed this book, read it in one day. It was interesting how the story weaved together. I would recommend it, and will gladly read more by Sarah Clutton.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
An upcoming 25th year class reunion for the women who graduated from Denham House School, an exclusive all-girls boarding academy, brings back memories of a classmate whose untimely death just days before graduation has haunted some of them. Tessa Terrano's death was deemed an accident, but was it really?

The book is set in Hobart, Tasmania, and is told from several viewpoints that give alternate perspectives on what happened to Tessa. Emma Parsons, married to Phillip, has a 13-year-old daughter
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Little liars by Sarah Clutton. It is due to be published 2nd Octoer 2019. Thanks to net galley for the ARC.

Not only does this book have a great front cover, it is also a captivating story which had me gripped from the beginning. I really enjoyed reading this book and it was an easier read. The only issue I had is that feel like it was lacking something ... especially around the middle, i just thought it needed something a bit more! Despite this, I would definitely recommend reading this!

Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. Lots of drama with a twist. Good beach read.The twenty fifth high school reunion for a group of women from a privileged private school is approaching. This stirs up memories a mysterious death of their friend who died in their senior year. As they deal with the catastrophes of their own personal lives, secrets are revealed that changes everything they thought they knew. I love books with a good twist and this was no exception but I did find the reveal a little ...more
Michael David
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
GOOD LITTLE LIARS had me gripped from the beginning. It’s a slow-burner about a woman named Emma, who lost her best friend, Tessa, 25 years earlier at their high school. Now, with their reunion coming up, secrets from the past are coming to light...things that may cause trouble for Emma, her best friend Marlee, and other friends and family.

This book isn’t really a thriller, even though it’s described that way. It’s more about the lives of a group of people and how secrets can fester and change
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Sarah Clutton is an Australian author and former lawyer who writes suspense novels packed with drama and nuanced characters. Having majored in psychology in her original degree, Sarah is fascinated by people. How does the past shape us? Can we can learn empathy? What determines the outcomes when moral and legal boundaries collide?

Sarah's work earned her the Dymocks/Fiona McIntosh Commercial Ficti

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