In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the familys 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 Knollwoods it crowd.Charlie has also been tapped by the Asthe schools elite secret society well known for terrorizing the faculty, administration, and their enemies. To become a member of the As, 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 ma...
|Title||:||All These Beautiful Strangers|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
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All These Beautiful Strangers Reviews
HOLY SHIT. If that wasn't book crack, idk what is. It had so many of my buzzwords: boarding schools, secret societies, filthy rich people and all their secrets, and murder. What I didn't expect was the snarky dialogue, the strength of the MC, or the compulsive readability of the book. I could hardly put it down. GET THIS ONE, GUYS.
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 disappearance, and possibly death, of her mother Grace ten years earlie ...more
I 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. I’m SO glad that I did, while this most assuredly i ...more
*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 mystery surrounding her mother. Told through Charlotte’ ...more
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 book. Recommended if you enjoy YA thrillers.
One of my new all time favorites! It read more like general fiction than thriller, but I absolutely LOVED it!!!!
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, so mostly I was waiting for Charlie to catch up on ...more
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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 book that gave me a serious Grey Gardens vibe. Maybe one ...more