You’ll Devour Every Genre-Bend In “Good Girls Don’t Die” By Christina Henry

by Tee Tate

Another supremely twisted thriller from the author of Alice and Near the Bone.

Good Girls Don't Die and author Christina Henry

Our LitStack Review: Good Girls Don’t Die

Christiana Henry bends genre and tropes in her latest release, placing her characters in the thick of the action and melding their worlds in a heady combination of terror, confusion, and ultimately, resilience.

Celia wakes in a sleepy, small town with no recollection of who she is, and the reader readies themselves for a cozy mystery as the quiet picturesque joy she finds for herself there quickly unravels when she realizes someone is framing her for murder.

They soon find themselves moving into horror as another character as Allie’s birthday getaway is shattered when the secluded cabin trip with her friends is destroyed by their deaths. Finally, Maggie’s story emerges into a YA dystopian world as she is abducted along with another group of women and forced through a booby-trapped maze, with the promise of survival on the other side of the finish line. Maybe. 

When the reader finds themselves on the last page, the purpose of the plot and the womens’ purpose in this novel is well defined, and perfectly realized, reminding Henry devotees that she is a champion of a great story and a thriller queen who lays a twist so smart, so unassuming that readers will dig back into the pages looking for clues they’ve missed. 

Good Girls Don’t Die blends various genres beautifully, has a strong voice that should be heard, and an underlying message that will resonate with readers across the world.

Publisher’s Information for Good Girls Don’t Die

Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date : November 14, 2023

About Good Girls Don’t Die

Celia wakes up in a house that’s supposed to be hers. There’s a little girl who claims to be her daughter and a man who claims to be her husband, but Celia knows this family—and this life—is not hers…

Allie is supposed to be on a fun weekend trip—but then her friend’s boyfriend unexpectedly invites the group to a remote cabin in the woods. No one else believes Allie, but she is sure that something about this trip is very, very wrong…

Maggie just wants to be home with her daughter, but she’s in a dangerous situation and she doesn’t know who put her there or why. She’ll have to fight with everything she has to survive…

Three women. Three stories. Only one way out. This captivating novel will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Praise for Good Girls Don’t Die

“Henry comes out swinging in this clever, twisty thriller, and it’s a knockout! Full of mystery, horror, and women who’ve had enough, Good Girls Don’t Die is Christina Henry at her best. TikTok take note…you’re going to love this one!”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones and All Hallows

Good Girls Don’t Die is “A thriller so deliciously original you’ll want to devour it whole. Breakneck pacing, compelling characters, and clever meta threads elevate the tension and pull toward a stunning conclusion. An electrifying read.”—Rachel Harrison, National bestselling author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth

“Henry has a lot of fun playing with genre here, but at its heart, this book [Good Girls Don’t Die] is pure thriller… fast-paced and accessible.”—Publishers Weekly

“In this very satisfying thriller, three women wake up in strange versions of classic story set-ups…can this please be turned into a Black Mirror episode?”—CrimeReads

About Christiana Henry, Author of Good Girls Don’t Die

Good Girls Don't Die author Christina Henry

Christina Henry is a horror and dark fantasy author whose works include Good Girls Don’t Die, Horseman, Near The Bone, The Ghost Tree, Looking Glass, The Girl In Red, The Mermaid, Lost Boy, Red Queen, Alice, and the seven book urban fantasy Black Wings series.

Her short stories have been featured in the anthologies Cursed, Twice Cursed, Giving The Devil His Due and Kicking It.

She enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with samurai, zombies and/or subtitles in her spare time. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

You can visit her on the website at, and find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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