Review: Your Turn to Die by Sue Wallman

Title: Your Turn to Die

Author: Sue Wallman

Pages: 272 Pages

Publisher: Scholastic Fiction

The Blurb

Sue Wallman’s most spine-tingling thriller yet!

Every winter, three families gather in an old house to celebrate the New Year. This year, 15-year-old Leah and the other kids discover that the house has a dark past. As they dig into the history, terrible things start happening, and if Leah isn’t careful, this New Year might be her last.


The Review

To try and get members of the school book club to read out of their comfort zone I picked up five copies of Sue Wallman’s book Your Turn to Die. I had previously read Lying About Last Summer so I knew she was a writer I could trust to deliver a good story. What I wasn’t expecting was a book so intense and so gripping that I was practically shoving it into the book club member’s bags and demanding that they read it, read it now.

Your Turn to Die has all the elements that make a good mystery – remote location, strange interloper and a series of odd events that just keep happening. Wallman is so clever at story telling that I genuinely found myself shocked and gasping at certain points in the story. Ok, so I am not that smart when it comes to mysteries and I never guess who dunnit but dammit I stand by my review.

Your Turn to Die is an excellent murder mystery and I defy anyone to read it and not enjoy it!

Your Turn to Die by Sue Wallman is available now.

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