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Tell Me Everything I won this in a giveaway I have so many thoughts.I liked this book The writing is good, the plot moves fast, and the characters are interesting My problem with this book is that the book has nothing to do with the synopsis The blurb on the back of the book says Tell Me Everything is in the tradition of In A Dark Dark, Wood and The Couple Next Door The synopsis says a murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends One of them will test the limits of what she s capa I won this in a giveaway I have so many thoughts.I liked this book The writing is good, the plot moves fast, and the characters are interesting My problem with this book is that the book has nothing to do with the synopsis The blurb on the back of the book says Tell Me Everything is in the tradition of In A Dark Dark, Wood and The Couple Next Door The synopsis says a murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends One of them will test the limits of what she s capable of to stop the truth from coming out If I had read that book I would have given it 5 stars.What I read was a book about a creepy girl named Malin who in the first week of college becomes friends with five people and we follow them in their 1st and last years in college Malin reads her best friend s diary and silently hates her best friend s boyfriend We get flashbacks to her childhood and the very obvious tragic event that changed her life Oh and what about that murder that s so important to the story That takes place in the last 15 pages and has no affect on the greater plot I m being super nice by giving this book 3 stars Because I could ve given it 1 star but I m choosing to not rate this based off of the lying synopsis but based off of the actual story I read Tell Me Everything is great character study I liked watching the slow unraveling of this tight knit group of friends as they prepared to leave college and go out into the real world What Tell Me Everything isn t is a suspense thriller If the back of the book hadn t mentioned a death then I wouldn t have been expecting one and it would have been a great little twist Instead I expected a murder and what I got was a let down No rec Mini Review A slow burn character study with a splash of suspense Told entirely from the perspective of Malin In multiple time periods, freshman year, senior day, and A brief look into her childhood This really was a story about friendship and connections Malin is an introvert, her freshman year in college she s determined to make friends and is happy to find herself part of a group of six who remain tight throughout college The group moves in together after freshman year They are as Mini Review A slow burn character study with a splash of suspense Told entirely from the perspective of Malin In multiple time periods, freshman year, senior day, and A brief look into her childhood This really was a story about friendship and connections Malin is an introvert, her freshman year in college she s determined to make friends and is happy to find herself part of a group of six who remain tight throughout college The group moves in together after freshman year They are as close as people can be BUT Malin is keeping secrets It is now senior year and the friendship is starting to unravel leading to a tragic event on senior day This wasn t as much a thriller as I was anticipating, but I really enjoyed it I loved getting to know all of these characters and watch them navigate their relationships I enjoy books about friendships and the college years, so this was right in my wheelhouse Recommend anyone who enjoys a well told story with some elements of suspense Looking forward to what s next from this author.This book in emojis thanks to Random House for my copy of this book An elite New England college, a group of friends that formed fast and close, a shocking murder that tears them apart I knew going in that Tell Me Everything was my kind of book I love books that take place on college campuses They are little microcosm of society everything always seemed heightened because it iscontained This was no exception When Malin begins school at an elite New England college, she s determined to try and make friends She quickly finds herself in a close group of An elite New England college, a group of friends that formed fast and close, a shocking murder that tears them apart I knew going in that Tell Me Everything was my kind of book I love books that take place on college campuses They are little microcosm of society everything always seemed heightened because it iscontained This was no exception When Malin begins school at an elite New England college, she s determined to try and make friends She quickly finds herself in a close group of six who remain friends throughout school But Malin has to work harder at maintaining friendships than the others And Malin has secrets By Senior Day four years later, one of them will be dead Told through the eyes of the introverted, quiet, and fascinating Malin, this is a novel of suspense you won t want to miss.What a book The story is told in alternating timelines between freshman year as Malin forms friendships with the group of six, Senior Day where the twisted path these friendships have taken unfold through quick stories leading up to the murder, and stories from Malin s past that cover secrets she has worked to keep hidden.This narrative structure was perfectly executed, as the bits of stories we learned about each character slowly became connected, leading to a shocking ending that truly took me by surprise Sometimes telling a story out of sequence can be jarring, but that didn t happen here Instead, the characters becamerounded as the book progressed.Malin is an interesting and unique narrator Her beauty is in stark contrast to who she is someone who iscomfortable in the shadows letting others shine When Malin starts college, she pushes herself to try to make friends In the past, she has always preferred being alone, a fact that made her parents worry about her With a fresh start, Malin is determined to be normal and have people to rely on.And despite Malin s reserved nature and distance from others, she does develop friendships Seeing the characters through Malin s eyes was interesting, because Malin is a person who reads others and tries to understand what they want, what they are hiding, and why they are doing things But Malin herself never seems fully reliable Through her monologue, we come to understand that Malin has some secrets in her past that she hopes the others won t learn Malin doesn t even share them with us right away.And the ending I have to be careful here because I don t want to give any hints I saw another reviewer describe the ending as a twist so quiet you never saw it coming and I think that is the perfect way to describe it A brilliant debut novel I will be looking for whatever Cambria Brockman does next Enjoyed this college mystery Not too twisty but was still a fun read. 3.5 5I love a mysterious book that follows a group of tight knit friends, and for bonus points this was set in a New England college town, which is always a plus for me While I did think this would be a bitthrillerish than it was I was still really into the mystery at play here and overall enjoyed this one.This is told solely from Malin s viewpoint but it does have a few timelines First is during her and her friends senior year, next is their freshman year when they all meet and lastly i 3.5 5I love a mysterious book that follows a group of tight knit friends, and for bonus points this was set in a New England college town, which is always a plus for me While I did think this would be a bitthrillerish than it was I was still really into the mystery at play here and overall enjoyed this one.This is told solely from Malin s viewpoint but it does have a few timelines First is during her and her friends senior year, next is their freshman year when they all meet and lastly is in the late nineties when she was a child This wasn t a page turner in the typical way as it was a character driven story with no big shocks, however it was still pretty dang engrossing even without a bunch of crazy twists and turns and I liked that it didn t rely only on shock value to keep me engaged.The best way I can describe this one without ruining anything is to say that it s a slow and deliberate unraveling of a group of very close friends that is very well written and surprisingly pacey for such a slow burn Definitely recommended by me if you like a sophisticated feeling mystery A group of friends from college living together each has their own agenda whether it be dreams of wealth and grandeur, love from someone else s partner or just covering what they can t have what could possibly go wrong Tell Me Everything opens with Senior Day, where we learn nothing will ever be the same, but then we flash back to Freshman year to learn what and why everything changes Told in alternating timelines, with additional flashbacks to our narrator Malin s childhood, we begin A group of friends from college living together each has their own agenda whether it be dreams of wealth and grandeur, love from someone else s partner or just covering what they can t have what could possibly go wrong Tell Me Everything opens with Senior Day, where we learn nothing will ever be the same, but then we flash back to Freshman year to learn what and why everything changes Told in alternating timelines, with additional flashbacks to our narrator Malin s childhood, we begin to learnabout each of the friends The writing style kept me engaged from start to finish and I flew through this interesting ride at timesof a character study, but the mystery is still at the root of the novel I heard this one has been picked up to become a series at Netflix so I ll expect to hear tons of buzz once it s released and rightfully so Thank you to Random House for an advanced copy All opinions are my own A college in New England a group of friends murder me hoping that this is the next The Secret HistoryDNF 20 n you hear that sound it s the sound of my expectations going down the drain.This novel is yet another attempt to join the edgy narrator bandwagon.The blurb will lead you to believe that this novel is similar to The Secret History and If We Were Villainswhen in truth this is littlethan a laughable story about a protagonist with a dark past something which is getting A college in New England a group of friends murder me hoping that this is the next The Secret HistoryDNF 20 n you hear that sound it s the sound of my expectations going down the drain.This novel is yet another attempt to join the edgy narrator bandwagon.The blurb will lead you to believe that this novel is similar to The Secret History and If We Were Villainswhen in truth this is littlethan a laughable story about a protagonist with a dark past something which is getting old fastcan we have main characters who do not have a big secret related to their past Is that too original who becomes fake friends with a group of stock characters there is the beautiful one, the rich one, the charming one By senior year they all live in the same house as they do in The Secret History, If We Were Villains, The Likeness, The Lessons, the list goes on , tensions grow, they all bitch about one another, there is some angst and plenty of over the top dramaThe murder is but a small aspect of this story There is 0 mystery or suspense.The seductive protagonist is anything but She tries hard to be a mixture between Tom Ripley and Amy Dunne but in actuality she seems straight out of a teenage show like Riverdale I preferred to go unnoticed, but I had inherited my mother s porcelain fair skin and green eyes My facial features were symmetrical and soft, and no matter how much I ate, my body remained thin The Texan sun spun my hair gold, despite my urge to be plain and anonymous Is that the best way of presenting our narrator Her calculative mind and manipulations were as laughable as her inner monologue I do hope that this trend for MCs with psychopathic traits dies soonThe writing itself tries too hard to come across as glossy and snappy freckles scattered like confetti across Ruby s nose and cheeks.Reading the first 20% of this novel gave me headacheso I m doing myself a favour and calling it quits Oh what a lot of words to say what was said It s not BAD writing, but extreme overkill to the characters Most every aspect of every individual from the group association that cores this story has 5 or 6 times the redundant stereotype qualities within intense description, over and over again And the further into the book thethe eyes and values rose up on the pretentious scale To the point where I felt like that old California girl saying gag me with a spoon When I was at page 71 I Oh what a lot of words to say what was said It s not BAD writing, but extreme overkill to the characters Most every aspect of every individual from the group association that cores this story has 5 or 6 times the redundant stereotype qualities within intense description, over and over again And the further into the book thethe eyes and values rose up on the pretentious scale To the point where I felt like that old California girl saying gag me with a spoon When I was at page 71 I thought I would get back to it after starting another But seeing all the thick tomes I had in the TBR pile I changed my mind and plugged on because it was now or never Too troublesome to jump back into this redundancy pile twice At least 200 pages in the middle I sped read And then read slowly and actually reread some portions from about page 320 onward UGH Nothing happens but groans and complaints not even a crime at this college until the last 80 pages Pacing of the book is off entirely just for this point of focus alone Too late for most readers to care All of these secrets and Malin s secret too Nope They didn t seem secrets to me but almost obvious Especially since her father whispered to her the one word dictate to her as he left on her first day of college The entire was almost obvious if it had not been so contrived and convoluted by the switching technique, done rather poorly Poorly because nothing about Levi or her own Malin s family was ever a surprise to me.This is pure YA modern thriller Not erudite thriller or savvy plot Not at all The trailer itself is widely off, IMHO It s about a college group which sticks together for 4 years And none of them have moral values, structure of belief rules or knowledge of human either None of those enough to fill a thimble.What made it 2 star even and not 2.5 stars was the we think assumptions embedded within the entire book Let s hate the rich and also identity politics relate and judge all together now raised its head onthan several occasions UGH At the beginning I had an inkling the characters would become depth revealed But that did not happen That beginning 80 pages was absolutely the best part of the book It could have been told better, with MUCHtension and interest in 1 2 this word count Very juvenile characters 19 to 22 year old humans going on 13 A Murder At An Elite New England College Tears Apart A Group Of Friends And One Of Them Is Playing A Dangerous Game In This Electrifying Debut In The Tradition Of In A Dark, Dark Wood And The Couple Next Door.In Her First Weeks At Hawthorne College, Malin Is Swept Up Into A Tight Knit Circle That Will Stick Together Through All Four Years There S Gemma, An Insecure Theater Major From London John, A Tall, Handsome, And Wealthy New Englander Max, John S Cousin And A Shy Pre Med Major Khaled, A Wise Cracking Prince From Abu Dhabi And Ruby, A Beautiful Art History Major But Malin Isn T Quite Like The Rest Of Her Friends She S An Expert At Hiding Her Troubling Past She Acts As If She Is Concerned With The Preoccupations Of Those Around Her Boys, Partying All While Using Her Extraordinary Insight To Detect Their Deepest Vulnerabilities And Weaknesses.By Senior Day, On The Cusp Of Graduation, Malin S Secrets And Those Of Her Friends Are Revealed While She Scrambles To Maintain Her Artfully Curated Image, Her Missteps Set In Motion A Devastating Chain Of Events That Ends In A Murder And As Their Fragile Relationships Hang In The Balance And Close Alliances Start Shifting, Malin Will Test The Limits Of What She S Capable Of To Stop The Truth From Coming Out.In A Mesmerising Novel That Peels Back The Innumerable Layers Of A Seductive Protagonist, Debut Author Cambria Brockman Brings To Life An Entrancing Setting Through A Story Of Friendship, Heartbreak, And Betrayal. Nobody knows who I am, except me What a pleasant surprise this book wasa surprise I truly wasn t expecting These days, any time I finish reading a psychological drama, and feel it was a refreshing change from the over saturated norm, I call that a win A highly atmospheric story, set in a blustery New England town, Tell Me Everything gives us a glimpse into the lives of six mini Ivy League students Told strictly from Malin s point of view, the timeline bounces from her 1997 Texas chilNobody knows who I am, except me What a pleasant surprise this book wasa surprise I truly wasn t expecting These days, any time I finish reading a psychological drama, and feel it was a refreshing change from the over saturated norm, I call that a win A highly atmospheric story, set in a blustery New England town, Tell Me Everything gives us a glimpse into the lives of six mini Ivy League students Told strictly from Malin s point of view, the timeline bounces from her 1997 Texas childhood, to her freshman year at Hawthorne College, and finally, to the tragic events which occurred her senior year This is a slow burning, character driven novel, but the interactions between this group of people is effortlessly gripping The tension builds after every flip of a page, eventually coming to a surprising, and satisfying, conclusion Having said that, please don t misunderstand what I mean by surprising This isn t a twisty novel It wasn t sold that way in the synopsis, and it doesn t read that way I believe we were meant to intuit most of what happensand I did Regardless, thanks to some pretty stellar writing from Cambria Brockman, I still found my jaw dropping near the end Frankly, this could have potentially been a 5 star read for me, had it not been for one of my least favorite triggersanimal abuse Animal torture or death never fails to dampen my enthusiasm I understand why the author did what she didin this case, it worked, and was probably even necessary to further the story linebut yuck It makes me feel sick and I never enjoy reading or thinking about the suffering deaths of innocent animals.My favorite thing about the book Malin There was nothing archetypal about her character She was described as blonde and prettybut shadowed by her friends beauty shy, quiet, and highly intelligentI loved the way her mind workedPretend Side note I do find myself wondering what in the world the book cover has to do with the actual storyThanks to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for the complimentary copy, in exchange for reviewing purposes Publication date July 16, 2019Goodreads review posted July 11, 2019

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