Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 6.3 Mb
Tell Me Everything : A murder at an elite New England college tears apart a group of friends— one of whom 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, wealthy New Englander; Max, John’s cousin, a shy pre-med major; Khaled, a wisecracking prince from Abu Dhabi; and Ruby, a beautiful art history major. But Malin isn’t like the rest of her friends. She’s an expert at hiding her troubled past. She acts as if she shares the preoccupations of those around her—dating, 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 fragile relationships hang in the balance and close alliances shift, Malin must test the limits of what she’s capable of to stop the truth from coming out.
In a mesmerizing novel that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist, debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing story of friendship, heartbreak, and betrayal.
“Ruby’s smile cracked into a wide grin, her teeth white and perfect, lips full. She looked so young, if I had seen her on the street I might have mistaken her for a high school student. In the back of my mind, I remembered we were in high school barely four months ago, on the verge of graduation, in the awkward and gradual shift between baby and adult.
“Hi,” Ruby said, smiling wide, her brown eyes clear and unguarded.
I smiled in return, not sure how to respond to her joyous affect. Up close, freckles scattered like confetti across Ruby’s nose and cheeks. Her face was proportional, a real-life manifestation of the golden ratio. Nature had made her perfect, each side of her face mirroring the other in prettiness.
“So you must be who Gemma sat next to at orientation?” Ruby asked. Her voice was softer than Gemma’s. I was grateful she led the conversation so I didn’t have to.
“Yeah, we stared at the prince for a while,” I replied.
“Oh my God, Gemma.” Ruby groaned, then leaned in toward me. “Did you tell her to leave him alone? I swear, she is such a little stalker.”
“Shut up! I am not,” Gemma rebutted. She pulled out her phone and started texting someone. Without looking up, she continued, “But hey, if we become friends with him, you’ll be thanking me.”
Ruby leaned in over Gemma’s shoulder. “Who do you keep texting? Is that Liam? Let me see.”
Gemma smiled, shielding her phone from Ruby’s prying eyes. “Yes…He misses me. Poor guy.”