Title: You’ll Be the Death of Me

Author: Karen M. McManus

Pages: 336 Pages

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children’s UK

The Blurb

From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand new pulse-pounding thriller. Three former friends ditch school for old time’s sake – with horrible and deadly consequences. 

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close – best friends back in middle school. So, when Cal pulls into campus late for class, and runs into Ivy and Mateo, they decide to ditch school. Just like old times.

But they’re not the only ones skipping school that day. When the trio spot classmate Brian ‘Boney’ Mahoney acting suspiciously downtown they follow him into an empty building, and walk straight into a murder scene.

Brian’s not the only one keeping secrets, and when their day of freedom turns deadly it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out.

The Review

Karen M McManus is a great writer of YA fiction who hooks you in from the first page and keeps you guessing from beginning to end. With You’ll Be the Death of Me Karen M McManus takes you into the seedy underbelly drugs within the education system and boy has she written a page turner.

I really enjoyed this multi-perspective novel. The characters were likable but flawed, the plot was believable but exciting and the outcome was satisfying. I bingeworthy read.

You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M McManus is available now.

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One of Us is LyingTitle: One of Us it Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Pages: 368 Pages

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK Children’s

The Blurb

Five Students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, s Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nat, the bad boy, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the jock, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out o that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far would you go to protect them.

The Review

Well guys, welcome to the first five star book of 2017. One of Us is Lying is amazing. Part Breakfast Club part Heathers part Scream it really is an awesome thriller.

When social outcast Simon dies during detention his four fellow classmates are instantly classed as suspects in a murder investigation. Simon wasn’t a liked member of the student body, in fact he was downright hated by some due to his bitchy Perez-Hilton style gossip column; each other member of the detention crew had secrets that they didn’t want revealing and Simon knew what they all were thus giving everyone, Nate, Bronwyn, Addy and Cooper all a motive. So which one did it?

You will have to read to find out.

One of Us is Lying is a well crafted and brilliantly writer whodunit. The characters are believable and the mystery plot will have you guessing until you turn the last page. This is definitely a must read for 2017!

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus is available from 1st June 2017.

For more information regarding Karen M. McManus (@writerkmc) please visit www.karenmcmanus.com.

For more information regarding Penguin Random House UK Childrens (@penguinrandom) please visit www.penguinrandomhouse.com.5 Stars