Book Review: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

Tonight, I’d take the girls and we’d drive down to Teterboro where I’d arranged to charter a private jet to Mexico City

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Klehfoth, I didn’t know what she wrote so I bought her book and read it in one long sitting on the day of the meet & greet. I loved every page of it.

Book Review: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth


Title & Author: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release date: July 10 2018
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Penguin Random House


In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions.

Years later, seventeen-year-old Charlie still struggles with the dark legacy of her family name and the mystery surrounding her mother. Determined to finally let go of the past, she throws herself into life at Knollwood, the prestigious New Englandschool she attends. Charlie quickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowd.

Charlie has also been tapped by the A’s—the school’s elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the A’s, Charlie must play The Game, a semester-long, diabolical high-stakes scavenger hunt that will jeopardize her friendships, her reputation, even her place at Knollwood.

As the dark events of past and present converge, Charlie begins to fear that she may not survive the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.

I give All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth five out of five hearts because Elizabeth’s writing is great and the entire novel is easily filled with suspense.

Charlie (or Charlotte) is the daughter of an absent father and a missing mother, she is trying to get into a secret society in her fancy boarding school. She focuses on the activities she has to do to get in, to forget about her own issues. But the more she does within the school, the more her past is pulled into it and slowly but surely she finds out what happened to her mother.

Charlie is the main character of All These Beautiful Strangers, but the story is also told from the point of views of her mother and father of ten and twenty(-one) years earlier. This made it very interesting because it slowly drops the hints the reader needs to figure out what really happened.

The end contains a prologue, rounding off the entire story into a nice gift-wrapped present. Perfectly done by Elizabeth.

Overall I think All These Beautiful Strangers is a great mystery read. I gave it also the genre Thriller, but it is not extremely scary. It was however very suspenseful and I really wanted to finish this book to know what happened.

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