#BlogTour – #BookReview of #HowToKillYourBestFriend by Lexie Elliot @elliot_lexie @Bookish_Becky @midaspr

I’m thrilled to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for fantastic holiday thriller How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot. Thank you to Becky from Midas for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book!

About the book:

I’d do anything for my friends – even 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 was published by Berkley in February 2018 – available on Amazon now! This was followed by The Missing Years in 2019 and How To Kill Your Best Friend in 2021. She is now working on her fourth novel.

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.



My Review:

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot is a gripping page turner of a holiday read that’s full of intrigue and suspense. Told from the alternating points of view of best friends Georgie and Bronwyn as they attend the memorial of their closest friend Lissa,, this is an entertaining thriller that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. Although I did have my suspicions of where the story was going to lead, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns it took to get there, my heart in my mouth as the tension mounted, never knowing who, if anyone, was going to make it out alive..

Georgie, Lissa and Bronwyn have been best friends since their days on the college swimming team. But now Lissa is dead, drowned off the coast of the remote island where she and her husband owned a luxury holiday resort. Brought together for Lissa’s memorial, Georgie, Bronwyn and their friends begin to question the circumstances of her death, soon becoming convinced that something more sinister is going on. As the heat becomes oppressive and a storm begins to move in, is there anyone Georgie or Bronwyn can trust. In fact, can they even trust each other?

As the suspense builds and secrets of the past slowly begin to be revealed, the tension ratchets up to almost breaking point as the friends start to question everything they thought they knew about each other. Lexie Elliot draws from her own experience as she brings the exhilaration and danger of the ocean vividly to life as the story progresses and the friends find themselves fearing for their lives. With the island cut off by the storm and Georgie and Bronwyn not knowing who to trust, their fear is palpable as the story moves forward towards its thrilling conclusion, leading to one last shocking sting to the tale that I did not see coming.

How To Kill Your Best Friend is a gripping and suspense filled holiday thriller that I would highly recommend. A fabulous read!

How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliot is available to buy now:

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