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
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews All These Beautiful Strangers

  • Michelle
    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
    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
    "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...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: 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...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    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...
  • Selena
    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...
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    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
    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...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    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
    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...
  • Gare Billings
    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 ...
  • Amy
    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....
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    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...
  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    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
    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)
    ↠ 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...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    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...
  • SJ Reads
    My favourite parts -Charlie the MC-The undertones and messages -The plot twists
  • Jessica
    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...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Review to come.
  • Saarah Niña
    More than a mysteryThis book is not average. It's different. It doesn't try to win you by having likeable characters or, by making you think about more than what is on the page. Nor, by being an original voice. And, that's okay. The story is enough, more than enough and there's nothing to distract you from it.At first, it's told with clarity. Charlie is a Calloway. Her family name is a brand, she's innocently privileged by association. And, with ...
  • Kim
    While All These Beautiful Strangers reminded me somewhat of Pretty Little Liars, it retains its own unique flair and in the end, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a quick read full of twists and turns that will keep readers guessing, and a great choice for the beach or going on vacation.
  • Robin Stevens
    A dark, twisting and very intriguing YA mystery story that reminded me of The Secret History and Cruel Intentions. It's creepy and weird and all of the characters are awful - which just makes it all the more compelling. (14+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
  • Ashleigh | Wild Heart Reads
    I really wanted to enjoy this, the premise sounded interesting and I have been enjoying YA thriller and mystery books more recently. And for the for 25 or so pages I was enjoying it. It wasn’t looking like a 5 star read but it was looking like one of those books that are at least a few hours of enjoyable reading. However then something happened at the 30 page mark that threw me out of the book and was a really ‘wtf did I just read’ moment.T...
  • Zoë ☆
    12/7: I saw this book in our bookstore today and the paperback looks really good!! So if you’re looking for a good summer read definitely check it out!! -All these beautiful strangers was a really entertaining book! It is a mystery that I feel like will be perfect to read while laying on the beach. Once you start, you almost can't stop. However, I felt like it was a little messy and slow sometimes, so you really have to take the time to read th...
  • Kelly
    While I'm not normally a fan of YA, I definitely enjoyed this one. The main character, Charlie, is a student at a prestigious boarding school. She slowly unravels the mystery of her mother's disappearance and ends up discovering her connection to a school tragedy from over 25 years ago. The mystery is intriguing enough to keep you turning pages, but not as dark and twisty as most adult suspense/thrillers. This was a bit lengthy, but a quick and e...
  • Tiffany Miss.Fiction
    First of all, thanks Penguin for sending me a copy to read and review.All These Beautiful Stragers is not my kind of book at all, i rarely read mystery and thrillers but this kept me hooked to its pages like very few books in this genre did before. I feel like it’s the perfect read for the summer, it’s intriguing, entertaining and full of drama. Everything we love, right?We follow through multiple point of views the story of Charlie Calloway,...
  • Jenea Whittington
    All These Beautiful Strangers was a mystery set in an elite boarding school with a mystery needing to solved. Charlie Calloway’s mother Grace went missing years ago and all she has to do is piece the clues all together and maybe she’ll get the answers she so desperately wants even if it means becoming part of the secret society that runs the school.Charlie is the character you love to hate. The uppity, rich girl, self righteous type. Who at f...
  • Sarah
    I finished All These Beautiful Strangers over the weekend. It’s a YA mystery set in an exclusive school that caters to the rich and elite. Charlie has everything, or so it would seem. Her mother went missing when she was young and she’s now 17, a little lost and desperate to become a part of a secret club within the school. I found this pretty engrossing to start with, but got a little lost in the middle where the action and drama didn’t se...