Wednesday 19 January 2022

You'll Be the Death of Me - Karen M. McManus

From the international bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new addictive thriller.

Ivy, Mateo and Cal used to be close - best friends back in middle school.

Now all they have in common is a bad day. So for old time's sake they skip school together - one last time.

But when the trio spot Brian 'Boney' Mahoney ditching class too, they follow him - right into a murder scene.

They all have a connection to the victim. And they're ALL hiding something.

When their day of freedom turns deadly, it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out . . .

It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder, perfect for fans of One Of Us Is Lying and A Good Girl's Guide To Murder. This explosive new thriller is impossible to put down.

What did I think?

I already own a few of her books but You’ll Be The Death of Me is the first Karen M. McManus book I have read and I was certainly not disappointed.  It even looks good on the outside with stunning purple spredges!

Although it’s YA fiction as it’s set in and around a school, it holds its own against many of the adult thrillers I have read over the years and I found it gripping, mysterious and entertaining throughout.  

I loved the dynamic between Ivy, Mateo and Cal, who, like every set of teenagers, have been through their ups and downs of friendships blowing hot and cold.  They are each harbouring secrets about their past relationship and this causes extra tension when they are thrust together again (right in the middle of a murder investigation) on the day they decide to skip school.

There’s a lot to untangle in this story but I loved every second of it.  For anyone who has ever loved Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you will absolutely love this book!  It not only reminded me of this fantastic film but also pays homage to it.  I’m not even sure that Ferris would have got out of this scrape in one piece!

Fast-paced, gripping and hugely entertaining, I loved You’ll Be The Death of Me and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

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