Author Event: J.T. Ellison with Barbara Claypole White

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Page 158 Books welcomes author J.T. Ellison to discuss her new book GOOD GIRLS LIE with local author Barbara Claypole White.


J.T. Ellison’s pulse-pounding new novel examines the tenuous bonds of friendship, the power of lies and the desperate lengths people will go to to protect their secrets.


Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.

In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide. But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.


“Alternating points of view raise the suspense, blurring the lines between what’s true and false. No one among the cast of calculating characters is above suspicion. Ellison keeps readers guessing throughout.”

– Publishers Weekly ★ 


“An intriguing plot, featuring a final twist, shows what can happen when hidden truths are revealed.”

– Booklist


New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers and pens the Brit in the FBI series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in twenty-seven countries. She is also the Emmy Award–winning cohost of the premier literary television show A Word on Words. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens. Visit for more information, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ThrillerChick or


Barbara Claypole White, a Brit living in North Carolina, is a bestselling author, an OCD advocate, and a woodland gardener at war with the local squirrel population. (She's not too keen on voles, either.)


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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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