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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 uestionsYears 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 uickly becomes friends with Knollwood’s “it” crowdCharlie 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 KnollwoodAs 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 My thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Children’s UK for a review copy of this bookThis young adult mystery is the story of Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Calloway the daughter of a real estate mogul who attends a posh prep school Knollwood Preparatory She has just received an invitation to be inducted into the very secret club the ‘A’s’ at the school for which she and other initiates will be given three difficult challenges which will get them to push many boundaries But Charlie’s life is plagued by another mystery—her mother disappeared ten years ago literally all of a sudden and no trace has been found of her Grace Calloway was from an ordinary working class background so the Calloways only think the worst of her—her being a gold digger and such On the other hand her mother’s family and friends believe Charlie’s father had something to do with her mother’s disappearance When Grace’s brother Charlie’s uncle Hank contacts her with some information about Grace she decides to start looking into the matter As the story proceeds we start to see different events in different timelines from the perspective of Grace and also of Alistair Charlie’s father besides Charlie herself Going back and forth in time the different pieces of the puzzle start to come togetherWhile this was a mystery one of my favourite genres it was very different from the mystery stories I usually read with the prep school setting and Gossip Girl vibes as the description itself said But still I found it to be a pretty interesting read I liked how the story switched between different timelines and viewpoints which meant that at times the reader had learnt about the characters’ Charlie’s parents and friends and relatives complicated very backstories than Charlie had at that point and one was waiting to see how she finds out and how it helps her put the puzzle together Being in a school setting there are the usual school storylines moving on alongside—escaping curfew classes homecoming dance and even a touch of romance Though most of the students are the typical prep school rich kids a la Gossip Girl one does like Charlie even if not many of the other characters As far as the mystery itself was concerned it turned out that there was than one puzzle that needed solving but about less than halfway into the book one could or less work out what the broad answers to the mystery would be and how the two main mysteries were connected But despite that I found the book did have me hooked and reading on both because I wanted to see whether I was right and how things would turn out for the characters Also the whodunit I only figured out a little later Although about 500 pages long a little over in fact the book didn’t feel like it was dragging at any point and kept me interested all through My rating 4 stars for this one—for a mystery to get full points from me it really has to surprise me or have a twist I didn’t see coming which this one didn’t really But still it was a very enjoyable readThis review also appears on my blog 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 Calloway who is a highly regarded real estate mogul in NYC When Charlie was 7 years old her mother Grace left and never returned Charlie is now attending the prestigious Knollwood Prep where a secret society of sorts called the A's have tagged her to become an initiate into this elite group You are then presented tasks to complete by a certain time If you don't complete your task you will be outed by the group in the most humiliating of ways and which will than likely lead to your expulsion That is how powerful this group is They seem to have rank over everyone students and staff alike The thing is that no one knows who is part of the A's except the A's themselves What happens in the group stays in the group Period Charlie has always uestioned her mother's disappearance Why would she leave her and her sister Seraphina? As she looks into her mother's disappearance she is finding clues that her mother may of been planning to leave her father and that there were cracks in their marriage It also becomes known that her mother's high school sweetheart who had tragically committed suicide was friends with her father back in their days at Knollwood Prep That's all I can say about the plot because I don't want to slip in any spoilers unintentionally The ending I LOVED IT Just perfect Just know that this is an easy breezy book to get lost in on a warm summers day Thank you to William Morrow for kindly sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review I have also won a copy of this in a Goodreads Giveaway thank you Goodreads Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest A beautiful story about families love betrayal the difference between the rich and poor and a girl that tries to discover what happened to her missing mother while discovering herself Charlie Calloway has a life most people would kill for – a tight knit family a loyal set of friends and top grades 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 knowsCharlie 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?I haven’t heard about this book until I received it as a birthday gift from my sister The cover is just – gorgeous You can feel the raindrops on the cover and the sides are painted black and you can read out ”I KNOW” They have been thinking of all the little detailsimage error 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 storyFirst we have seventeen year old Charlie Calloway who is a junior at the prestigious Knollwood and looking forward to joining Knollwood’s secret elite society the As Charlie is ready to put her past behind her and step out of the shadow of her family name so when invited to join the high stakes scavenger hunt that begins the initiation into the As Charlie is excited to join the in crowdTen years before when Charlie was seven her mother had gone missing and even a decade later there were never any definite answers to what happened Rumors still swirl that Charlie’s father had murdered Grace but evidence points to Grace having planned to leave the marriage and disappearAnd then twenty years earlier there was another mystery that involved Charlie’s family Her mother had been good friends with a boy named Jake who had attended Knollwood back then and had been said to commit suicide Grace had never really believed of the suicide and blamed herself for not knowing what was going on with JakeThe story was very easy to follow along even as it changed the point of view and went back in time Just as much as Charlie’s pledging to join the As was interesting and drama filled in the present time the mysteries of the past were just as compelling This one became uite the page turner just waiting to see what would happen and how all the secrets and lies could be woven in together and be solved making a very enjoyable readI received an advance copy from the publisher via EdelweissFor review please visit

  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • All These Beautiful Strangers
  • Elizabeth Klehfoth
  • 09 May 2014
  • 9780062796707

About the Author: Elizabeth Klehfoth

Elizabeth Klehfoth grew up in Elkhart Indiana She received her BFA in creative writing from Chapman University and her MFA in creative writing from Indiana University where she taught fiction writing and composition She currently lives in Los Angeles All These Beautiful Strangers is her first novel


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