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Nice Girls
Nice Girls | Catherine Dang
9 posts | 7 read | 12 to read
"Darkly delicious . . . Nice Girls is about the girlhood we never really leave behind, and what happens when we dare to confront our past demons. A pulsating mystery with a narrator you won't soon forget." -- Laura Dave, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Thing He Told MeA pulse-pounding and deviously dark debut, written with the psychological acuity and emotional punch of Luckiest Girl Alive and All the Missing Girls, that explores the hungry, angry, dark side of girlhood and dares to ask what is most dangerous to a woman: showing the world what it wants to see, or who she really is?What did you do? Growing up in Liberty Lake, Minnesota, Mary was chubby, awkward, and smart. Earning a scholarship to an Ivy League school was her ticket out; she was going to do great things and never look back. Three years later, "Ivy League Mary" is back--a thinner, cynical, and restless failure. Kicked out of Cornell at the beginning of senior year, she won't tell anyone why. Working at the local grocery store, she sees familiar faces from high school and tries to make sense of the past and her life.When beautiful, magnetic Olivia Willand, a rising social media star, goes missing, Mary--like the rest of Liberty Lake--becomes obsessed. Best friends in childhood, Mary and Olivia haven't spoken in years. Everyone admired Olivia, but Mary knows better than anyone that behind the Instagram persona hid a willful, manipulative girl with sharp edges. As the world worries for perfect, lovely Olivia, Mary can't help but hate her. She also believes that her disappearance is tied to another missing person--a nineteen-year-old girl named DeMaria Jackson whose disappearance has gone under the radar. Who was the true Olivia Willand, and where did she go? What happened to DeMaria? As Mary delves deeper into the lives of the two missing girls, old wounds bleed fresh and painful secrets threaten to destroy everything.Maybe no one is really a nice girl, after all."Complex characters, questionable choices, and conflicted feelings about who we are and the people we leave behind combine in a compelling thriller that will have you flipping pages to discover how it all fits together."-- Darby Kane, #1 internationally bestselling author of Pretty Little Wife"Nice Girls finds itself among the most haunting of mysteries, those that resonate with our current affairs, like Alyssa Cole's When No One Is Watching and Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind. Perfect for the millennial armchair detective, Nice Girls will satisfy your true crime addiction and intensify your desire for justice."-- Paperback Paris
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Cyndij82
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Mehso-so

Just an ok book. Slow to start. Book was a bit far fetched.

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MysticFaerie
Nice Girls | Catherine Dang
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Pickpick

4⭐/5⭐

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Kappadeemom
Nice Girls | Catherine Dang
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Finished this today and I didn‘t hate it but I thought it was too long and I didn‘t really like the main character. The social aspect was nicely done though - one murdered girl is black and one is white and the difference in how the cases are treated is tremendous.

jewright Is that the beach? It‘s so cold here. 9mo
Kappadeemom @jewright yes! I live in Madeira Beach near Tampa and it was in the 80s today 🥰 9mo
jewright I can‘t imagine. I have been to the beach twice in my life, and I‘m almost 40. That‘s what I get for living in the Midwest! 9mo
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Kappadeemom
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Jack is DONE with my reading and is ready for his petting/snacks/attention/conversation 😇

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Booknerd222
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guinsgirlreads
Nice Girls | Catherine Dang
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Mehso-so

Well, I didn't dislike this one as much as I thought I might when I was going in! I did enjoy reading most of it, but the ending was sub-par, and it left unanswered questions..

My #bookspin #doublespin !

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guinsgirlreads
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I‘m hoping this is a good one 🤞🏻.. I‘m not a fan of the books that it‘s being compared to. 😏

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abookishbutterfly
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Nice Girls was well-plotted and a definite page turner. The climax proved tense and immersive, so much so that I could barely catch my breath. This was a good mystery with fantastic pacing.

I appreciated the social commentary in this, specifically the way the police responded to two missing girl cases in very different ways, making statements on race & class, and the way that society responded to two different girls, based on their appearances.

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AmyG
Nice Girls | Catherine Dang
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I thought this was a horrible cover. I‘d never read it if not for winning it on Goodreads. The story of Mary who sets her mind on tracking down a murderer. While there were some odd plot twists, I actually enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Scochrane26 I agree about the cover. 13mo
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