|“||They're sweet... but deadly.||”|
— Quote of the Book
The Good Girls is the second and final book in The Perfectionists duology, written by Sara Shepard. The five girls' story continues as they reel in from the shocking cliffhanger, the latest move of the killer who framed them simply for fantasizing about the murder that happened and started it all.
Back Cover Summary
In Beacon Heights, Washington, five perfect girls have done some not-so-perfect things...
High school seniors Mackenzie, Ava, Julie, Parker, and Caitlin have been accused of murder—a murder they didn’t commit. Sure, they talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, but it’s just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned... right?
Except Nolan wasn’t the only enemy they mentioned that day. Each girl named someone else, someone she wished would just... disappear. They never meant for anyone to get hurt, but when someone else on their list dies, the girls wonder: Are they being framed? Or are they about to become the killer’s next targets?
In Detail Summary
The book contains thirty-seven chapters starting off with a prologue. At the back of the book, it contains an excerpt, acknowledgment and information about Sara Shepard.
“And just like that every horrible thought receded into the background. Maybe, just maybe, she wasn’t damaged goods after all. Maybe she was okay - someone worth caring for. Someone worth loving, even.”
“I mean, that's where you're going with this, aren't you? Just because we rattled off some names doesn't mean we have any control over them dying or going missing or whatever.”
“So many people, Julie thought, stuck in their cars, stuck in their lives, just waiting for someone else to get out of their way.”
“...felt an unfamiliar sensation in her chest. After a moment, she realized what it was: happiness”
- This is the final book in The Perfectionists series according to Sara Shepard. While the possibility of a third novel isn't out of the question, she liked the idea of a two-book series.
- The open-end scene with Julie incognito clearly sets up an possible third book.