Rx: “The Girls Are All So Nice Here”
Prescribed by: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Prescribed for: Fans of Gillian Flynn, Lisa Jewell, and Ruth Ware.
Side Effects: A desire to binge watch “Cruel Intentions” and “Heathers.”
Directions: The 10 year class reunion at Wesleyan University is just around the corner and everyone will be there, including someone who has waited patiently for their revenge.
Ambrosia Wellington has no intention of attending her college reunion, but it becomes patently clear that if she doesn’t, she will never understand what really happened that night in the dorms during her freshman year of college. She dreads bringing her husband to this weekend-long event because she’s never come clean about her life at Wesleyan, or her friendship with Sully. She’s never told him about her perfect roommate, Flora, either. Her husband doesn’t really know who she is and she’d like it to stay that way, because if he finds out, she’s afraid her carefully crafted world will never be the same. Alternating between the past and the present, this novel unfolds quickly, becoming more tense and uncomfortable as Ambrosia’s life unravels, filled with characters readers will not like, but who they cannot turn away from either.
“I don’t know if it’s disgusting or impressive that girls can do that for each other. That we can achieve that level of deceit in the name of sisterhood.” Ambrosia Wellington
For many, college is synonymous with parties and pizza, not murder and revenge:
Sweet Revenge’s Strawberry Cure Cocktail by The Spruce Eats
From the website: “It’s a fun and easy mixed drink, perfect for any pink-themed party or whenever something delicately sweet is in order.”
The Best Sausage Pizzas by Taste of Home
From the website: “What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and relax, which makes the dough so much easier to roll out!”