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All These Beautiful Strangers

A Novel
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Summary

A young woman haunted by a family tragedy is caught up in a dangerous web of lies and deception involving a secret society in this highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History.

One summer day, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Alistair 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, 17-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 England school 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.

©2018 Elizabeth Klehfoth (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This is going to be big." (Entertainment Weekly)

“Juicy, clever, and beguiling." (Cecily von Ziegsar, author of the Gossip Girl novels)

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  • Maria
  • 29-07-18

I really liked this book!

Even though this book COULD be considered a Y/A psychological thriller, it was more than adult enough for me. The plot revolves around boarding school student Charlotte (Charlie) Calloway, whose mother supposedly ran away when she was young. Each chapter weaves the mystery of her boarding school, her mother, her family's secrets, and her personal conflicts with her own shortcomings in a way that I thought was pretty intriguing and compelling. I've listened to a lot of psychological thrillers, and they not only have to grab me from the get-go, but keep me interested all the way through. This one did. The ending was satisfying, and the narrators did a great job. I give it two thumbs up, and recommend it!

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  • Kenzie Dilliard
  • 03-12-18

Twisted ending

I really enjoyed this book! The ending was not what o expected at all which is refreshing to have a good mystery that is not predictable. Overall 5 stars!

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  • cat22
  • 30-05-19

Grabbed me from the beginning

I didn’t want to stop listening to this book. I take a train to and from work, so I listen to a lot of books. This is the first one in a long time I didn’t want to stop listening to when I got into work or home. Great story line and the narration was done nicely. I wish more books would grab my attention and hold on like this one did!

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  • Shannon
  • 22-12-18

Cruel Intentions.

If you liked that movie, you’ll love this book. Would recommend to any mystery connoisseur

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  • Heather
  • 14-12-18

not too bad

Overall good narration, and the plot is not completely ridiculous. I guess it's under ya but I'm 40 and was totally entertained.

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  • hpooreu
  • 21-11-18

Fantasitc

This book kept me guessing. I loved the storytelling that brought two storylines together in the solving of a murder from many years ago. A great story about choosing what is right over what your future could be.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-11-18

Great book!

I like the realistic story and how you dont know what s going to happen.

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  • Julie K.
  • 09-11-18

Loved it all

Great points of view and a really fun read, so well crafted - Please write another book Elizabeth!

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  • Sheila Ali
  • 27-10-18

Very good book

This book grabbed me right from the beginning and did not let go until the end. I was absolutely hooked.

I would recommend it for suspense lovers.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-19

Sooooo good!

I couldn’t stop listening. The main character grew into such a better person as she dug into her mother’s disappearance. There was a perfect balance of mystery, suspense, and sensitivity. I really think all ages would enjoy this book!

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