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Tell Me Everything

A Novel
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"A compulsive page-turner with shades of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History peopled by a new generation." (Catherine Steadman, New York Times best-selling author of Something in the Water)

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Good Housekeeping

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.

Praise for Tell Me Everything

“Gripping . . . Brockman paints an unnerving portrait of the power people hold over one another - especially as they blur the line between protective and obsessive.” (Time

"At once a complex thriller and antihero origin story, Cambria Brockman’s riveting debut is a true page-turner." (Lisa Lutz, New York Times best-selling author of the Spellman series and The Passenger

"The aptly named Malin, as smart as she is misanthropic, narrates this tale of collegiate rivalry - we see the Maine campus and her flawed friends through her disaffected eyes, even as she conceals the details of what has left one of them dead. In this dark romp through a world of privilege and petty slights, it’s hard not to get caught up in the question of which of the characters is doomed, and who is most responsible." (Caite Dolan-Leach, author of Dead Letters)

©2019 Cambria Brockman (P)2019 Random House Audio

Commentaires

“By telling parts of the story out of sequence, Brockman successfully builds each character in fragments, preventing us from seeing the full context until close to the end. The college-centered plot is reminiscent of many novels that have come before about quirky kids forming a family of sorts only to destroy each other - Tana French’s The Likeness, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History - but the development of Malin as a narrator is truly inspired. While French and Tartt use the outsider-as-narrator to further emphasize the group's isolation and the narrator's failure to find true acceptance, Brockman's Malin draws riveting attention to humankind's vulnerability to evil. She is a shadowy figure; an unreliable narrator we get to know through subtle hints and slanted comments in addition to flashbacks. A truly chilling thriller with a twist so quiet, you never hear it coming.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

“Clear your schedule - from its stunner of a first chapter, Tell Me Everything will have you reading all night until you reach its terrifying-but-perfect conclusion. The vivid characters, tangled by the bonds of college friendship and mad love, will remind you of the work of Donna Tartt and the master of Maine stories, Stephen King.” (Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Same Sky and How to Be Lost

“Brockman perfectly captures the insecurities that plague young adults, as well as the intense relationships that form in the crucible that is college. Deliberate pacing complements the sinuous structure, with anxiety and dread mounting as the story lines coalesce. . . . Fans of Patricia Highsmith and Donna Tartt should take notice.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • A reader named Meredith
  • 11/08/2019

One of my favorite reads of 2019!

I chose this book on a whim and I'm so grateful to whatever made me do so because it had me hooked from the beginning. Every time I thought I knew where it was going to go, the author had another twist up her sleeve.

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  • keith y.
  • 03/10/2019

beware

amateurish, boring and just plain poorly-written. it received really good reviews on Amazon. I feel like everyone must have had a big large glass of crazy.

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