Book Review: The Good Girls (#2)

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Pages: 368
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller
Age Range:
14- 17 years
HarperCollins Publishers, June 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis: From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes the shocking sequel to The Perfectionists—with an ending you’ll have to read to believe!

Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker have done some not-so-perfect things. But even though they all talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, they didn’t actually go through with it. It’s just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right? Except Nolan wasn’t the only one they fantasized about killing. When someone else they named dies, the girls wonder if they’re being framed. Or are they about to become the killer’s next targets?


The prequel is more interesting than the first book.

I find the falling action and resolution to be the best parts of the book. There’s going to be spoilers, okay? The girls are all wondering how the people they wanted dead actually died the way they wanted them too. When it comes to reality, they actually didn’t wish these people were dead.

Only Mackenzie, Ava, and Caitlin wonder this and that who has the list of people they wanted dead when they were in their film studies class. This thought was lingering in my mind.I already knew Julie had the list and she took it when they left Granger’s house. This was from the first book so I could easily have figured out the killer if the killer was supposedly the one who kept the list.

Julie is the killer of all these murders. She didn’t know she was killing people because her mind has two identities. One is herself and the other is her best friend Parker. The Parker identity of her body took over when killing.

Parker actually died, but Julie must have blocked her death. Julie became Parker. The three other girls were always wondering why Julie sounded like she was contradicting herself. I wasn’t really surprised to find out that Parker died and Julie thought she was real. I’ve read it before in Every Last Word. 

I rated this book 4/5 because it’s not very original and there are better murder stories than this one. The first book in this series is The Perfectionists.


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