These characters behaved badly in college. And after college. And at their college reunions. You know, you really don’t need friends like these.
Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight
Five college friends meet up in the Catskills ten years after graduation, bringing their shared past, betrayals, and secrets with them.
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Ambrosia Wellington has worked hard to create a new life for herself, b then an invitation to her ten-year reunion arrives in the mail, along with a note threatening to bring up the truth about her past.
Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard
The summer before senior year, Megan joins Lauren and her family on their private island off the coast of Maine. Then late one night, something unspeakable happens, searing through the framework of their friendship and tearing them apart.
We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White
After a tragedy, Eve returns to Daniella for help in beginning anew, hoping to shed her past. But the past isn’t so easily buried, as Daniella and Eve discover when their daughters are endangered by secrets meant to stay hidden.
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
Ten years ago, Jessica’s friend was murdered, and another friend was accused of doing it. Now, she and her friends have no idea that someone has set an elaborate trap to catch the real killer and close the cold case for good.
The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman
A baby shower at a sprawling estate gets off to a shaky start when old grudges resurface, but when they wake the next morning, they find something worse- the mother-to-be is missing, the house is in shambles, and bloodstains mar the staircase.
They Did Bad Things by Lauren A. Forry
Twenty years ago, their housemate died in what was ruled an accident. Now five former friends are lured to their old house under various pretenses, trapped inside with no way out and no signal to the outside world, and given one choice: confess to their crimes or die.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college beyond the boundaries of normal morality to discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.
Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman
In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. On the cusp of graduation, Malin’s secrets– and those of her friends– are revealed, setting in motion a devastating chain of events that ends in a murder.
Girls With Bright Futures by Tracy Dobmeier
A black comedy of three prep school families locked in competition for a single spot at Stanford when an attempted murder reveals the dark underbelly of their privileged community.
Bad Habits by Amy Gentry
A grad student becomes embroiled in a deadly rivalry that changes her into someone unrecognizable to her struggling family, her ambitious academic friends, and even herself.
The Ivies by Alexa Donne
The Ivies, five prep school elites who would kill to get into the colleges of their dreams, have a showdown after Liv gets into Harvard and queen bee Avery does not.
Leda and the Swan by Anna Caritj
In a hothouse of collegiate sex and ambition, one young woman mysteriously disappears after a wild campus party, and another becomes obsessed with finding her.