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  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241329498
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

All These Beautiful Strangers

Cruel Intentions meets One of Us is Lying, with a hint of We Were Liars

Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for - a tight-knit family, a loyal set of friends, and top grades at a privileged boarding school. But Charlie's never been interested in what most people want. Like all Calloways, she's been taught that she's different, special - better. So when her school's super-exclusive secret society extends a mysterious invitation, Charlie's determination to get in is matched only by her conviction that she belongs there. But their secrets go deeper than she knows.

Charlie finds herself thrust into the centre of a decades-old mystery - one that implicates her family in not one terrible crime, but two. Uncovering their past may destroy everything she knows - or give her the answer she's always craved: Who or what was behind her mother's disappearance ten years ago?

  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241329498
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Elizabeth Klehfoth

Elizabeth Klehfoth received her MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University in 2014, where she was awarded the Ross Lockridge, Jr. Award for Fiction and the Jane Foulkes Malone Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her short stories have been published in literary journals, including Devil's Lakeand Gravel, and she was a finalist for Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers and the AWP Intro Award for Fiction. The House on Langely Lake is her first novel.

Praise for All These Beautiful Strangers

Has a plot akin to what you would get if you combined The Secret History with Cruel Intentions with Luckiest Girl Alive . . . in other words: this is going to be big

Entertainment Weekly

A gripping thriller where secrets of the past and present stir in the shadows. I was drawn in from the start and couldn't wait to discover the truth. A real page-turner!

Kate Ormand, author of The Wanderers

Wealth, power and danger - All These Beautiful Strangers has it all. If you like your books twisty and dangerous, then meet your new obsession

Maggie Harcourt, author of Unconventional

Juicy, clever and beguiling. An exceptional debut novel, deftly crafted and written with style. It is the perfect book to read at the beach. But be warned: you will get a sunburn, because you won't want to put it down

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series

A creepy, atmospheric American murder mystery that made me think of The Secret History - I can't wait for everyone to read it when it comes out

Robin Stevens, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike Series

A page-turning debut that will keep readers guessing until the end. Readers of Liane Moriarty and psychological thrillers will not want to put this down

Library Journal

A properly beachy thriller . . . Cruel Intentions meets Gossip Girl. We're not surprised film plans are underway by the producers of Wild, Gone Girl and Big Little Lies

Elle Magazine UK

All These Beautiful Strangers was a wonderful, gripping read - a YA The Secret History that captivated me and at one point made me seriously consider missing my train stop so I could get to the end of a chapter. I will be recommending it to everyone

Emily Barr, author of The One Memory of Flora Banks, shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018

S.T.A.G.S meets The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Bankes in this high society thriller. Joining a secret society at her upper class boarding school leads Charlie to discover old family secrets that were better left at peace.

Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

An addictive and unpredictable page-turner

Mail on Sunday

There's real menace in this elegantly written thriller and Klehfoth is one to watch

Daily Mail

This is a must for anyone who loves a pacy, page-turning thriller

S Magazine (Sunday Express)

Highly addictive and thrillingly unpredictable, this debut could well be another hit

The Bookseller

This is exactly the sort of beach thriller you've been searching for

Emerald Street

An emotional and heart racing thriller that I believe will find a huge international audience

Bruna Papandrea, Made up Stories (Producer of Wild, Gone Girl, Big Little Lies)

Finally a book that has had me gripped to keep reading and filled the hole that One Of Us Is Lying left me with!

Waterstones Bromley

You will be thrown into a world of suspense and secrecy that you will not want to leave

The BookBag

Twisty and turny, full of mystery and intrigue and beautiful people doing horrible things, All These Beautiful Strangers was a psychological thriller that I just could not put down!

Book Addicted

Long and twisted so prepare for a binge read

Read by Jess

A real page turner. You will not be able to put down this book that is filled with suspense, drama and so much more!

Words from a Reader

I recommend picking it up if you're a fan of YA mystery/thrillers

This Booky Place

If we had to take a guess, All These Beautiful Strangers will be the literary thriller of the summer . . . It's the perfect blend of glamour, diabolicalness, and The Secret History


[A] highly charged, addictive psychological thriller that combines the dishy gamesmanship of Gossip Girl with the murky atmosphere of The Secret History