How To Kill Your Best Friend by Lexie Elliott

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…

Thank you to Becky Hunter at Midas PR for the invite to join the blog tour to celebrate the paperback publication by Corvus Books on 12 July 2022.

I’ve missed going swimming when on holiday recently (our UK breaks over the past 2 years haven’t had swimming pools), but this book has made me feel nervous about going in the water.

The book starts with a memorial service for Lissa, who went missing during a night swim. Her first husband died after eating a cookie he was allergic to (and didn’t manage to use his Epi-pen) – is there a serial killer or did someone try to avenge his death?

The book is full of chapters with ideas on the best way to kill someone – and also the problems with using each method. But who is having this internal debate? Is it Bron, who was having an affair with Lissa’s first husband. Or Georgie, who left the friendship group behind to live in New York? Or Duncan, who has invested heavily in Lissa’s hotel? Or Adam, who has military training? Or Jem, the second husband, who will inherit Lissa’s shares?

A very dark story, full of twists, tension, mystery and fear. The story kept me guessing until almost the very end and I found it hard to trust any of the main characters. Happy to recommend this thriller to readers of my book review blog.

My review copy

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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