BLOG TOUR: How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot

“The perfect getaway – to get away with murder…”

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot follows Georgie, Lissa and Bronwyn who 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…

Rating:

Today is my stop on the blog tour for this book. Thank you to TLC Book Tours for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A well-paced and immersive thriller, How To Kill Your Best Friend will leave you craving a luxurious holiday on a sun-drenched beach, but too scared to dip your toes in the water.

With a title like this, your intrigue will be piqued straight away. Who wants to kill their best friend? Why is somebody out for revenge? And how are they going to do it? The latter is explored for you, with intertwining chapters by an unnamed narrator considering various methods of how to kill somebody.

And as to who’s behind the scheming, this is interesting to try and figure out at first, but the answer actually comes about halfway through. But that doesn’t kill the suspense, because this is only half of the story, and something much more mysterious is going on.

All of this is heightened more by the remote but luxurious resort which is described brilliantly, really giving you a feel of the surroundings. What I loved most was the threat of something lurking in the water. As somebody who is scared of fish/the vast openness of water, I got goosebumps from the descriptions of this ominous figure gliding under the surface.

How To Kill Your Best Friend is quite a straightforward thriller but a very enjoyable one at the same time. The characters are interesting, their pasts hold plenty of secrets, and all of these tensions lead up to a climactic confrontation of the truth.

There’s not a lot of action and the twists aren’t big, but I really enjoyed seeing this mystery unravel, and Elliot’s gripping writing kept me glued to the page.

Details:

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot
Release Date: 2nd September 2021
Print Length: 321 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Corvus

Buy On: Corvus | Amazon | Waterstones

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 The Author:

Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job in 2009 due to the Global Financial Crisis. After some success in short story competitions, she began planning a novel. With two kids and a (new) job, it took some time for that novel to move from her head to the page, but the result was The French Girl, which will be published by Berkley in February 2018 – available to pre-order on Amazon now!

When she’s not writing, Lexie can be found running, swimming or cycling whilst thinking about writing. In 2007 she swam the English Channel solo. She won’t be doing that again. In 2015 she ran 100km, raising money for Alzheimer Scotland. She won’t be doing that again either. But the odd triathlon or marathon isn’t out of the question.

Connect with Lexie: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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