Monday, September 6, 2021

Review: How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott

About the Book




Release Date
August 17, 2021

Synopsis from Goodreads:

If you suspected your best friend, the person you were closest to in the whole world, was a murderer, what would you do? Would you confront her? Would you help keep her secret? Or would you begin to feel afraid? Most importantly, why don't you feel safe now that she's dead? From the author of The French Girl comes a novel full of secrets, suspense, and deadly twists.

Georgie, Lissa, and Bronwyn have been inseparable since dominating their college swim team; swimming has always been an escape from their own problems, but now their shared passion has turned deadly. How can it be true that Lissa, the strongest swimmer they know, drowned? Granted, there is something strange about Kanu Cove, where Lissa was last seen, swimming off the coast of the fabulous island resort she owned with her husband.

Lissa's closest friends gather at the resort to honor her life, but Georgie and Bron can't seem to stop looking over their shoulders. Danger lurks beneath the surface of the crystal-clear water, and even their luxurious private villas can't help them feel safe. As the weather turns ominous, trapping the funeral guests together on the island, nobody knows who they can trust. Lissa's death was only the beginning.... 

My Review

Georgie, Lissa and Bronwyn were very close friends during their college years.  They were known for being  on the swim team back then.  Lissa had been the best swimmer.  So, it’s a shock when they learn she died by drowning at her husband’s island resort.

Georgie and Bronwyn are quite suspicious of the circumstances behind Lissa’s death, but they go to the resort to honor their friend’s passing.  They are faced with bad weather and a sinister feeling during their stay on the island.  They start to dig around for answers, but all they keep getting are more questions and secrets that are better off staying buried.

For some reason the title and cover made me think this was more chick lit and a light mystery, but that’s not the case.  It’s a tense drama that kept me wondering until the end.  There were a few slow spots in the middle, but overall it was an engrossing read for me.  I didn’t always like the characters but I couldn’t help wondering what was happening.  I had no idea who to trust.

The book is told in alternating POVs between Bronwyn and Georgie.  I always enjoy alternating POVs as it gives the reader more of an idea of the character's motivation.  I think it's a great and interesting technique.

It’s the first book I’ve read by this author.  I’ll be checking out her backlist.  I do enjoy books that keep you guessing until the end.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I enjoy alternation POVs in a book like this as well. Sounds good!

  2. I've read a couple of books by this author and really enjoyed them both. This sounds really good and I definitely need to pick this one up too!


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