All the Best Liars by Amelia Kahaney

Book Review #658

Title: All the Best Liars

Author: Amelia Kahaney

Publisher: Walker Books

Genres: YA, Thriller, Mystery

Format: Paperback

Source: Pansing

Publication Date: September 7, 2022

Pages: 336

My Rating:


A dark, modern psychological thriller of obsession, manipulation and the intensity of friendship.

Tic tac toe, three girls in a row. Nine years old and inseparable. Friends for life, or so they think…

Best friends Syd, Rain and Brie grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the stifling California desert, desperately wishing for a way out.

In the end, each of them will escape, but not in the way they expect. One will do it by dying, another by lying, a third by taking the fall. A deadly fire is set two weeks before the end of their senior year of high school and nothing will ever be the same.

With gorgeous, taut prose and twists to the very last page, All the Best Liars switches between the present and the past to unravel the truth behind the fire and the cost of the secrets at the heart of their friendship.


All the Best Liars by Amelia Kahaney started with a girl who died in a fire tragedy and a girl who goes missing. While another girl goes about her life as best as she could, picking up the mess and solve the missing pieces. Once you finally get to the surprisingly good yet twisted plot it all finally makes sense but apart from that, it doesn’t really scream murder mystery as nothing much happened.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Drama isn’t that necessary when it comes to a murder mystery book. I actually want to see it all come together bit instead all I get was the drama unfold. It just felt like a waste of time and I was just over it.

The ending doesn’t really say much and it’s open to your own interpretation which is honestly so frustrating. I’m just not interested in the characters’ lives and it was a major bore. I kept counting the pages to finally reach the end.

I can’t recommend you to read this book as it’s just not what I’m looking for in a murder mystery book that should be thrilling, captivating and that will have you at the edge of your seat.


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