Author: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Narrators: Erin Mallon, Alex Allwine

Publication Date: March 9, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

Two former best friends return to their college reunion to find that they’re being circled by someone who wants revenge for what they did ten years before—and will stop at nothing to get it—in this shocking psychological thriller about ambition, toxic friendship, and deadly desire.

A lot has changed in the years since Ambrosia Wellington graduated from college, and she’s worked hard to create a new life for herself. But then an invitation to her ten-year reunion arrives in the mail, along with an anonymous note that reads “We need to talk about what we did that night.”

It seems that the secrets of Ambrosia’s past—and the people she thought she’d left there—aren’t as buried as she’d believed. Amb can’t stop fixating on what she did or who she did it with: larger-than-life Sloane “Sully” Sullivan, Amb’s former best friend, who could make anyone do anything.

At the reunion, Amb and Sully receive increasingly menacing messages, and it becomes clear that they’re being pursued by someone who wants more than just the truth of what happened that first semester. This person wants revenge for what they did and the damage they caused—the extent of which Amb is only now fully understanding. And it was all because of the game they played to get a boy who belonged to someone else, and the girl who paid the price.

Alternating between the reunion and Amb’s freshman year, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.

Book Review

The Girls Are All So Nice Here is a thrilling story of mean girls and college drama. Amb and Sully attend their ten year college reunion after receiving threatening notes saying “We need to talk about what we did that night.” Neither of them knows who sent the note and whether they can trust each other. The story alternates between the past and the present. In the present day, Amb is trying to figure out who sent the note and trying to keep her husband from finding out about her past. In the past, Amb and Sully are living the life in college. They are mean girls that are drinking, doing drugs, and sleeping around. I loved seeing the characters in the past and present. They all changed from growing up and based on what happened in college. This book grabbed my attention from the first page. I loved all the drama and suspense, and I am very glad this book was not similar to my college experience. I recommend The Girls Are All So Nice Here to fans of Mean Girls and thrillers.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Erin Mallon and Alex Allwine and loved their narration. They were the perfect voices for this story and I am so glad I listened to the audiobook. This was one of the audiobooks where I just sat on my couch listening to it.

Thank you Simon & Schuster Audio for the audiobook of The Girls Are All So Nice Here.

About the Author

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a former model who lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She is the author of three young adult novels: Firsts, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, along with Last Girl Lied To and All Eyes on Her, under the name L.E. Flynn. Her adult debut, The Girls Are All So Nice Here, has sold in eleven territories and has been optioned for television by AMC. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her hiking in the woods, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or bingeing on reality TV.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Girls Are All So Nice Here

  1. Sounds like an interesting thriller. I don’t know if I’m fully on board for Mean Girls meets I Know What You Did Last Summer, especially since I’m catty-girl-ed out right now, but I’m glad you enjoyed!


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