Today is my stop on the blog tour for You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus, and I am excited to be sharing my review with you all.
From the 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.
I never used to really read YA, especially YA thrillers, but that has completely changed because of The Write Reads, and partly because of Karen M. McManus. I first read one of her books because of a Write Reads blog tour, I loved it, and it made me want to pick up more YA thrillers. So, when Dave sent out the email announcing this tour, you better believe me when I say that I have never signed up to a tour so quickly in my life, and You’ll Be The Death of Me certainly didn’t let me down!
From the very beginning, this story has you hooked. The story is told from the perspective of Ivy, Mateo, and Cal, and after a little introduction to each of the characters, and some background context, it jumps straight in to the action. When the trio decide to skip school because they’re all having a bad day, they could have never imagined that their bad day would turn in to the day from hell. They took being in the wrong place at the wrong time to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL, with terrible consequences. You very quickly become invested in the plot of this story, and the mystery and secrets throughout.
There were some interesting characters in this story, and some of my favourites were actually not main characters! In regards the main trio though, my feelings towards each of them were constantly changing depending on the most recent revelation in the story. They each had their own problems to contend with, and although they didn’t always make the right choices, I think they handled them as best as they thought they could.
This story had me guessing from beginning to end. I had multiple different theories along the way, but it certainly wasn’t the outcome I was expecting! This book is jam packed full of adventure, excitement, suspicion, and mystery, and I loved every second of it. Karen M. McManus has a way of pulling you in, and not letting go. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us in the future.
I give You’ll Be The Death of Me a 5 star rating!
About The Author:
Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thriller/mystery novels, including One of Us Is Lying, One of Us Is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret, and The Cousins.
You’ll Be the Death of Me will be her next novel, publishing December 2021. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels.
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