I read this book on my travels to a friend’s wedding across the country. It was definitely a book that kept my attention. It was called You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen. M. McManus.
Synopsis: Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.
Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up…. again.
So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say…
Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse.
It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.
Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?
I loved the whole mystery of this book. It jumps right into it and you as the reader are thrust into detective mode. That is one thing I enjoy about Karen’s books is that you always will have a puzzle to solve.
That being said, I will say that some of them are kind of easy to figure out. I have now read 3 of her books and only one of them surprised me. I do take a bit of satisfaction in the fact that I can solve the puzzles though before they are revealed so that is fun. I also enjoy getting these stories told from different perspectives because it makes it more fun to put the pieces together.
This one ended with an opening that left it where there could be another so I’d be interested to see where it goes from here. There was one little twist at the end that definitely left an impression.
Book Rating: 3.5/5
Disclaimer: I received this book in ebook format through Netgalley to read and give an honest review.
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