mystery · suspense · Young adult

You’ll Be The Death of Me – Karen. M. McManus ★★★★

Blurb; 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?

My Review; Huge fan of this author so was excited to read this one. I actually devoured it within a day and really enjoyed it. The story is told through three main characters… Ivy, Mateo & Cal. What starts off as a day skipping school soon turns dark when a murder happens and they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ofcourse they don’t help themselves because they have to investigate what happened themselves, putting themselves in danger. Fast paced. Easy reading. The whole story spans over one day and the outcome and ending got me. Didn’t expect it. Very much a young adult read involving high schoolers and drugs. But one I enjoyed. This also has gorgeous sprayed edges which are purple. A well deserved four stars from me.

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