All These Perfect Strangers
A fresh start. A new home.
A time to make friends. A chance to hide from her past.
University life offers all these things to Pen.
But her secrets define her. And they may yet kill her...
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All These Perfect Strangers is a novel of disquieting intimacy and controlled suspense, [Aoife] Clifford deftly tightening the screws until we share the narrator's sense of emotional and physical confinement and the unremitting grip of the past.
With wit and sharp insight, Aoife Clifford delivers a wholly absorbing novel. She illuminates one of the most fraught and exciting periods in a person’s life – the leaving of home and the beginning of university – and deftly reveals all of the on-campus nuances. From the friendships and the nastiness to the attractions and the menace. Set amidst a semester of simmering crime, this beautifully written tale follows the lives of the innocent… and the not-so-innocent.
All These Perfect Strangers is a wonderful, compelling read that lingers long after the book is closed.
Combines the thrill of a great crime read with the poignancy of a coming of age novel … The Secret History meets The Year My Voice Broke.
This is a brilliantly claustrophobic take on the unreliable narrator story, with an engaging mystery that unravels as the central character does.
Australian Crime Writers Association
Excellent plotting with intriguing characters.
Clifford’s debut novel is full of strengths: It’s a haunting read, a psychological thriller with loose threads picked at and unravelled chapter by chapter, from past to present, from truth to fiction and back again.
This debut by an Australian author is unputdownable.
A tension that gradually builds to fever pitch.
Taut, beautifully written and surprisingly sad. I highly recommend it.
Best book I’ve read this year. Fabulous writing.Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow
Intrigue, betrayal and murder…Deliciously dark.
A stunning debut.The Sydney Morning Herald
Tense, sparse … the gripping plot challenges and subverts the notion of innocence until the very last page.Monocle
All These Perfect Strangers is a seething conflagration of lies and betrayal that explodes to a shocking conclusion. I couldn't put it down!Carla Buckley, author of The Good Goodbye
A phenomenal debut novel that will make you forget you have other things to doT.E. Woods
All These Perfect Strangers is really a perfect blend of storytelling and psychological suspense.Nichole Christoff, award-winning author of The Kill List