I received a gifted galley of HOW TO KILL YOUR BEST FRIEND by Lexie Elliott for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Publication Date: 8/17/2021
Rating: 4.5 / 5
HOW TO KILL YOUR BEST FRIEND begins with a funeral. A few months back a group of friends who have known each other since University gathered at a beautiful seaside resort. For an unknown reason Lissa, one of the resort’s owners and one of the central figures in the group, went swimming in a dangerous area rumored to be the home of a sea monster in the middle of the night. Her body was found but then lost again at sea so her friends and family have gathered for a memorial.
The book is told an alternating perspectives between Lissa’s two best friends. Georgie was not there when Lissa lost her life and she is hoping to find answers. Bron is still traumatized by the death of her friend and secrets from her past. When both women receive anonymous messages, clearly there is more going on than meets the eye.
I really went into reading this blind knowing nothing more than the book had a very intriguing title. From the first page where the narrator considers the ins and outs of pushing someone off a cliff, I was hooked. There is humor and mystery and the possibility of a dangerous sea creatures lurking in the waters. Who’s ready for a tropical beach getaway?
I initially enjoyed Georgie’s perspective the most. Since she wasn’t present on the last trip, she’s seeing everything through fresh eyes along with the reader. Bron took a bit longer to connect to. She’s made some bad choices in her past and she feels the ramifications of that as they trickle through her relationships. That said I did find her perspective very intriguing as we got to know her better. I especially enjoyed the interludes ever few chapters where an unknown narrator is contemplating the ins and outs of how to practically pull off the murder of a friend.
This book had some great twists and turns, not all of which I expected. I would recommend you add this to your TBR! HOW TO KILL YOUR BEST FRIEND is out today!