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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.

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.

About The Author

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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 debut novel for adults was The Girls Are All So Nice Here.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 9, 2021)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982145033

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Raves and Reviews

Heathers meets The Secret History.
Toronto Star

“We know, practically from the opening pages of this terrific novel, that it’s not about ‘nice’ girls.”
The Globe and Mail

Deliciously dark, full of simmering menace, and I totally fell under its compelling and addictive spell.”
KAREN HAMILTON, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend

“Kept me up all night—literally. I tore through the book in less than 24 hours, forcing my eyes to stay open as if the remaining pages wouldn't be there in the morning.”
USA Today

Dark, twisted, and utterly gripping, The Girls Are All So Nice Here explores the unparalleled cruelty of mean girls on a leafy college campus. This propulsive thriller has a killer ending to match its killer title.”
ROBYN HARDING, #1 bestselling author of The Swap

Chilling, disturbing, and spellbinding, The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn is a brilliantly written, terrifying dive into toxic friendship, deep insecurity, betrayal, and revenge. A shocking thriller that crackles with tension on every page, it’s a breathless, unforgettable read.”
— SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge

“Flynn smartly examines the darker complexities of friendship, ambition, and social dynamics in this propulsive thriller. Full of twists and surprises, The Girls Are All So Nice Here reminds us that the past has a long reach, and secrets never stay buried forever. I couldn’t stop reading until the shocking final twist!”
MEGAN MIRANDA, author of The Girl from Widow Hills

“[Flynn] maintains suspense as the story unfolds, without dropping the propulsive energy set up from page one. . . . Fans of Megan Abbott and her dissection of femininity and violence will find common ground in The Girls Are All So Nice Here. Flynn provides a new take on the dead girl trope through the eyes of an unrepentant female protagonist driven by personal desire and self-interest.”
Quill & Quire

Twisted, compelling, and so very dark. This devastating story about the friends we keep—and those we don’t—is surprising in the best possible way. Flynn’s first adult fiction book makes me wonder what she’ll come up with next.”
SAMANTHA DOWNING, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

Juicy, twisty, and relentlessly unsettling, The Girls Are All So Nice Here is more than a thriller; it’s a masterful portrait of the complexities of female friendships and the raw yearning to fit in. With characters unflinchingly wrought in all their vulnerability and a setting so real, I felt I’d visited the Wesleyan campus myself, this book is a brilliant and wickedly wild ride. I couldn’t put it down.”
ANDREA BARTZ, author of The Herd

“So deliciously dark, and I was completely hooked from the first page. . . . Incredible. . . . It’s Mean Girls all grown up, with a very dark twist!
ELLE CROFT, bestselling author of The Guilty Wife

“Absolutely brilliant—so claustrophobic and tense.”
LISA HALL, author of The Perfect Couple

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