In the October 29, 2001 issue of TIME, an article entitled ALIBIS FOR SALE depicted a new, and undeniably unique, resource for cheating spouses. From the article: “For a membership fee that is usually less than $100, plus $30 to $50 per lie, services like the Alibi Agency, based in Lytham St. Annes, England, will extend fictitious invitations to business conferences. It will receive your calls and patch them through from “the hotel front desk.” The agency will even return, say, a necktie “forgotten at the conference.” The alibi companies–originally established in Britain but now franchised in the U.S. and Canada–say they’re legally bound to keep the secrets from everyone except the authorities, but there is obviously some risk involved. Britain’s Ace Alibi Agency curbed memberships at 1,200. A California branch was so successful it has now gone national.”
Reading about the uncommon method for today’s cheaters, Kelley knew she’d found the concept for a unique and inventive story. Her novel, GOOD GIRLS DON’T, takes the alibi concept one step further, beyond the realm of prepaid excuses and into the ethical dilemma of the professional prevaricator heroine, Lettie Campbell.
A romance in every sense of the word, the steamy GOOD GIRLS DON’T takes the reader on a journey of a bad girl who desperately wants to be good, a good guy who wants to be bad and a city full of liars looking for alibis.