How to Kill Your Best Friend

by Lexie Elliott

Crime and Mystery Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading Expert Review of How to Kill Your Best Friend

How to Kill Your Best Friend is a taut, beautifully written psychological thriller with a dramatic ending.

How to Kill Your Best Friend is a taut psychological thriller. Featuring a small group of friends in a luxury hotel at its core, it's also an engaging lockdown mystery. Each main character has plenty of secrets to hide, resulting in a tangled web of lies that's desperate to be unravelled. And the two main narrators view key events very differently, adding to the intrigue. The book is beautifully written, with a slowburning narrative that reveals the dynamics of the group, amid vibrant descriptions of the beautiful island setting. The tension ramps up as the plot gains pace, with a sense of danger lurking in every corner and unease hovering below the surface. The book's twisty journey kept me guessing until its dramatic action-packed ending. As an aside, if you ARE thinking of killing your best friend, this book has plenty of suggestions, though read the pros and cons very carefully first.

Victoria Goldman

How to Kill Your Best Friend Synopsis

The perfect getaway - to get away with murder...

Georgie, Lissa and Bronwyn have been best friends since they met on their college swimming team. Now Lissa is dead - drowned off the coast of the remote island where her second husband owns a luxury resort. But could a star open-water swimmer really have drowned? Or is something more sinister going on?

Brought together for Lissa's memorial, Georgie, Bron, Lissa's grieving husband and their friends find themselves questioning the circumstances around Lissa's death - and each other. As the weather turns ominous, trapping the guests on the island, it slowly dawns on them that Lissa's death was only the beginning. Nobody knows who they can trust. Or if they'll make it off the island alive...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781838951092
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Lexie Elliott
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Lexie Elliott Press Reviews

You can hear the surf breaking on every page of this dark tale of intense and complex relationships that twists from gripping secret to secret to an utterly breathtaking ending. You will not be able to put this down. - Sam Blake

A standout thriller - atmospheric, sinister and totally captivating - Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna

Uncannily creepy and grounded in the true horror of human evil - The Observer on The Missing Years

Demands a one-sit read - Mail Online on The French Girl

A gripping mystery... tangled relationships, shifting perceptions, and the memories - and people - that haunt us. I was completely captivated from beginning to end. -- Megan Miranda on The French Girl -

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About Lexie Elliott

Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport. www.lexieelliott.com

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