The girls are all so nice here / Laurie Elizabeth Flynn.

By: Flynn, Laurie Elizabeth
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionDescription: 308 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781982144623Subject(s): College graduates -- Fiction | College freshmen -- Fiction | College reunions -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Revenge -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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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. <br> <br> 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." <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Alternating between the reunion and Amb's freshman year, T he 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.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Kirkus Book Review

A woman's dark past resurfaces at her 10-year college reunion in Flynn's adult debut. Thirty-one-year-old Ambrosia Wellington's job as a PR flack for a Manhattan firm isn't the acting career she had aspired to when she started her freshman year at Wesleyan University. But she's married to genuine nice guy Adrian, who adores her. When her comfortable, if not quite perfect, life is disrupted with emails from Wesleyan's alumni committee announcing the upcoming reunion, she ignores them, but then she gets an anonymous message that changes everything: "You need to come. We need to talk about what we did that night."Nearly 14 years ago, Amb couldn't wait to leave her working-class New Jersey roots behind when she arrived at Wesleyan. Her roommate, Flora, was exactly the type of "freshly scrubbed," saccharine-sweet "try-hard" that she despised, so when she met the magnetic and deviously cruel Sloane Sullivan, Amb finally felt like she belonged, but Sully's price of admission was steep. Riding a wave of booze, cocaine, and ceaseless casual, drunken hookups was damaging enough, but it's her relentless pursuit of Flora's Dartmouth boyfriend that leads to catastrophe. Now, at the reunion, Amb must face her past and put it to rest, all while preventing Adrian from finding out about that terrible year. Sully has also received threatening messages, and Amb is wary of trusting her, but the devil she knows might be her only choice. One thing is clear: A reckoning is inevitable, and it won't be pretty. Watching the deeply insecure Ambrosia morph into the toxic Sully's broken acolyte is like paying witness to a slow-motion train wreck. It's hard to sympathize with Amb, but her self-aware narration, which alternates between past and present, illustrates how a vulnerable psyche can be twisted into something exceedingly ugly. The ever rising tide of dread will keep readers hooked even when they realize that a happy ending may not be in the cards. A sharp, pitch-black thriller that takes the mean-girls trope to another level. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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