This is a book I absolutely hated to put down, and if real life hadn’t interfered, I’m confident I would have blown through it in a single sitting. It really is that good ... I loved pretty much everything about this book. Charlie is an incredibly relatable heroine ... If you ever wished you could spend time at a fancy boarding school, you absolutely must read All These Beautiful Strangers. Ms. Klehfoth manages to bring the boarding school experience to life in a way that felt completely authentic.
The suspense is well executed ... The writing is descriptive without turning flowery or overly literary. Most of the major characters are well-rounded; only some supporting ones (like Seraphina) seem a bit flat ... Fans of thrillers will have difficulty putting down this excellently plotted, gripping novel.
...[an] engrossing if flawed debut ... Unfortunately, the author’s plotting fails to measure up to her ingenious amateur sleuth, relying throughout on colossal coincidences and ending with a denouement that’s surprising primarily for its implausibility. Still, Klehfoth’s ability to draw in the reader shows that she’s an author to watch.