All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

All These Beautiful Strangers

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...


Details All These Beautiful Strangers

TitleAll These Beautiful Strangers
ISBN9780062796707
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews All These Beautiful Strangers

  • Michelle
    2018-07-12
    Let me begin this review with LOOK AT THAT COVER! Doesn't it just scream summer? So gorgeous! I actually did spend the day at the beach with my toes in the sand, sun on my shoulders, and this book in my hand. What a glorious day! Now to the story! Elizabeth Klehfoth has written a clever YA mystery novel. Is it all completely believable? No, it isn't. Is it a fun page turner? Absolutely! Charlie Calloway is the wealthy daughter of Allistair Callow...
  • Carrie
    2018-06-01
    All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth is a young adult mystery that is told from multiple points of view and several timelines. Reading this one I had the thought that the author successfully made a book stew, she managed to combine a couple of mysteries and some drama into an interesting story.First we have seventeen year old Charlie Calloway who is a junior at the prestigious Knollwood and looking forward to joining Knollwood’s ...
  • Ishmeen {hiatus}
    2018-06-13
    "No one can really understand the whole of a person. In many ways, the people I was closest to, the people who meant the most to me-were strangers. Beautiful strangers." 4.5 beautiful stars!! It’s honestly the best feeling ever when a book you were hesitant to start ends up in your favourites list and leaves you absolutely stunned. First of all, I would like to thank Penguin NZ for sending me a physical ARC of this book. And let me also te...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    2018-01-25
    WELL THAT WAS UTTERLY AND IRREVOCABLY DISAPPOINTING.Let me just start off that if you like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and the dramatic flair for the points of being hella extra..........then look no further folks because we got here the same run-of-the-mill mediocre and somewhat boring (mystery/drama) tale of a pretentious high school student uncovering the buried secrets of the past, all the while getting caught up in a tangle wood of lie...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-07-24
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Dear All These Beautiful Strangers . . . . Not even kidding. This was exactly what I was hoping for when my friend Michelle’s Review popped up on my feed. I mean let’s face it, while I would looooooooooooove to be able to say I spend summer break like this . . . . . If I were every to vacay in the Hamptons I assume it would be more like this . . . . (Sidenote: I totally read a bo...
  • Selena
    2018-05-07
    I received a free copy of All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth from Goodreads for my honest review. Wonderful read, keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Charlie Calloway has it all, a wonderful family, fantastic friends, money. Charlie finds out about a secret society at her school and is determined to get in it. Little does she know that the secrets are deeper than she can imagine. Charlie always wan...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    2018-01-23
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth will hook you from the very start and eat up ALL of your free time. What it's about: Charlie is 7 when her mother disappears from the family lake house never to be seen again. Now at age 17 Charlie is going to a prestigious boarding school called Knollwood Prep where there is an elite group of students called the "A's". The A's have chosen her to be an initiate to their secre...
  • Maddie
    2018-07-14
    This felt like a very interesting YA/adult novel hybrid, with it's focus on both Charlie Calloway (in 2017) and her parents (in the 1990s). With Charlie's mother's disappearance, and the mysterious death of a boy on campus, there are more than a few secrets hidden by the Calloways, and as the book slowly unfolds, you get all the answers. The three POVs and different time periods means there's often dramatic irony in the relaying of information, s...
  • Blair
    2018-06-16
    Charlie Calloway is a 17-year old with everything. She’s heir to a family fortune and attends an elite private school, Knollwood Augustus Prep. What’s more, she’s just been invited to join Knollwood’s most exclusive club, a secretive group known as the A’s. (Yes, that's how it’s punctuated in the book and yes, that bloody apostrophe took a few minutes off my life every time I had to look at it.) But Charlie is haunted by the disappear...
  • NZLisaM
    2018-08-26
    This had everything I love in a YA mystery.The summer Charlie Calloway was seven years-old her mother, Grace, vanished without a trace from their lake house. Due to her luggage being missing, and a large cash withdrawal by her the day before she disappeared, it is believed Grace left of her own accord. Consequently, Charlie has grown up hating her mother for abandoning not only her, but her father and younger sister as well. Ten years on, she’s...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2018-04-16
    4.25/5 stars I am quite surprised that this books isn't talked about more, on Goodreads specifically. It is the epitome of a perfect summer read - I ate it up in one day (and this book isn't small - 448 pages). Also, I had no expectations whatsoever when I started reading it, so I think that contributed to me being very pleasantly surprised by this debut. The beginning of the book has very strong Pretty Little Liars vibes, but much, much better e...
  • Emily
    2018-07-03
    I really enjoyed All These Beautiful Strangers! I was immediately hooked by the prologue, and looked forward to finding out what the mystery was. Part of this book is set at a boarding school, and part of it is set at a family lakehouse. I loved both settings. They were tense, intriguing, and it was very easy to get lost in the story. There's also a secret society, which is such a fun aspect of the story. All These Beautiful Strangers has a lot o...
  • Izzy
    2018-09-14
    This book was phenomenal and I still cannot believe it is Klehfoth's debut!!All These Beautiful Strangers follows Charlie Calloway, a 17-year-old privileged, rich teen. Her father, Alistair Calloway, comes from a very wealthy upper-class family who bring all the classic rich stereotypes to life. They are stuck up and full of secrets.Her mother disappeared ten years before the book starts, leaving a lot of unanswered questions and brewing up scand...
  • Amy
    2018-07-18
    3.5/5I have a rocky relationship with YA mystery/thrillers, I actually quit reading them over a year ago because I found the ones I picked up to be predictable and not suitable for an avid reader of thrillers like myself. But as soon as I saw the cover of this I did a double take, it’s stunning! Then I read the description and got a Gossip Girl meets The Skulls vibe so I said, to hell with my self imposed YA thriller ban and added it to my TBR....
  • Gare Billings
    2018-07-09
    ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS is a paragon of the perfect summer read. Klehfoth has a voice that dazzles, intrigues, and intimidates. Her writing is razor-sharp and sensational. The plot to this novel is spectacular and inviting. Combine that with dangerously well-written characters, a gorgeous setting, and a novel that teeters on the brink of different genres and you have one hell of a winner in my eyes.This novel is like Cruel Intentions meets ...
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    2018-06-09
    Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction*Rated 3.5/5 starsDon’t let the rainbow cover deceive you; this book is far from the happy-go-lucky story you might expect. Following Charlie Calloway in her Junior year at high school, things gradually begin to turn serious as she’s offered the chance to join secret – though dangerous – exclusive society, dubbing her as one of the elite. When things turn darker and a family secret is unexpecte...
  • Holly
    2018-07-27
    *4.5 stars ✨ Thank you to Goodreads for a copy in exchange for an honest review.I loved this book. Charlotte is at a boarding school trying to get accepted into the elite group at her campus. At the same time her Uncle reappears to dig up her mother’s disappearance. Charlotte, at first, wants nothing to do with it because her mother left her and her sister. Right? But soon she can’t help it and starts to investigate. Loved the story and the...
  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    2018-05-29
    So this boook is deemed Gossip Girl Meets Pretty Little Liars. Eh let’s break this down. This is a mixture of a lot of idea’s that are already done; A pretty dramatic elite people school, a secret club and oh a mystery.Charlie was a very weird MC. She was mostly like a robot with weird emotions tbh. I didn’t get her. And after being so weird she than goes and forgives a boy who did her pretty wrong like how?! I hate girls like that! 🙄The...
  • Chelsea
    2018-01-20
    DNF @ 12%. Nothing particularly bad about this, but it feels like a book trying to imitate successful thrillers and only half succeeding. It feels distinctively less sophisticated than the adult thrillers I've read recently, but since this is a debut, I think the writing has good qualities that could be built upon in future books. I definitely see the Gossip Girl comparison. I hate that show, but if you like it you may have better luck with this ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    2018-07-09
    ↠ 4 stars Buddy read with Imi I’ve said this before when reviewing similar books, but I’ll rehash it again: I love posh boarding school stories. I love thrillers and mysteries set in boarding schools. I love books about people with a lot of money who aren’t necessarily the best people.All These Beautiful Strangers features a lot of these tropes, so it’s not entirely surprising that I loved it. It’s a surprisingly solid book, just over...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    2018-08-27
    I listened to the audio version of this book and really enjoyed. Charlie Calloway is a Junior at a prestigious prep school. Years ago, her mother Grace Calloway disappeared. As Charlie navigates her school year struggles, her quest to become a member of the exclusive "A's" group, and unravel the mystery around her mother's disappearance, she unearths secrets that threaten to destroy everything she believed to be true.I loved the narrators of this...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-07-18
    I love it when a debut novel, especially one in the YA thriller category (which is starting to boom these days), really sucks me in. Admittedly, this did run a little slow at the beginning, but then around 100 pages or so in, I didn't want to put this one down.Like most YA thrillers I've read, this is just fun and entertaining. As discussed with my fellow Bookstagrammer, Amy, it definitely has Gossip Girl/Skulls vibe and these are guilty pleasure...
  • Leslie Ann
    2018-07-31
    One of my new all time favorites! It read more like general fiction than thriller, but I absolutely LOVED it!!!!
  • SJ Reads
    2018-07-12
    My favourite parts -Charlie the MC-The undertones and messages -The plot twistsThis was a super fun YA mystery. It’s the kind of book I’d recommend to those new to the genre. Personally, I didn’t fall in love with this one, but it did surprise me with its twists and turns. The ending also had some beautiful messages that are really important for the younger generations.
  • Jessica
    2018-07-10
    Thanks to William Morrow for the free copy in exchange for my honest review!When I had read the synopsis for this one, it definitely piqued my interest. I have seen it compared to PRETTY LITTLE LIARS and GOSSIP GIRL (both of which I haven’t read or seen…I know, I know I definitely need to remedy that). I have seen this one being categorized as a Young Adult novel, but to me it didn’t read like one. This is a solid debut and I’m excited to...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    2018-07-11
    All These Beautiful Strangers was recommended by one of my good friends, Bella, who knew that I enjoyed boarding schools, secret societies, and a lot of mystery. Charlie Calloway is immensely privileged. She's rich, has a close family, a loyal set of friends and achieved top grades at her fancy boarding school. She's always been taught that she's different; special, better, so when an exclusive secret society – the A's – sends her an invitati...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2018-05-29
    Review to come.
  • ♚sari♚
    2018-09-02
    wowowowowowow RTC one day when I'm done freaking out
  • Norrie
    2018-08-25
    Love a mystery with teenage drama?Did someone say a decade old mystery? Well, if they were talking about All These Beautiful Strangers, then they sure did! But there’s a lot more going on here than just a girl trying to find out what happened to her mum ten years ago.In fact, in the beginning she doesn’t actually give a toss about that, considering everyone in the Calloway family is under the impression that Charlie’s mum just simply took o...