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You’ll Be The Death of Me Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

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Cover image of You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus.

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 .

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Every novel by Karen M. McManus is a thrilling page turner and You’ll Be The Death of Me was no different! I read this entire book in one day, I just could not put it down, every chapter had me hooked on the drama and the mystery of the murder. I always think I know what to expect from Karen M. McManus’s novels, but they still draw me in completely and leave me desperate for more.

Three teenagers, Ivy, Mateo and Cal, decide to skip school together to relive old times and maybe reconnect as the best friends they used to be, but things turn deadly when they stumble upon a murder of another classmate. Once they run from the crime scene their personal secrets all begin to spill out, they aren’t the friends they once were but they need to trust each other as their lives depend on it!

You’ll Be The Death of Me is more of an instance of wrong place, wrong time than a conspiracy against any of the main characters, which was a new and refreshing storyline. The mystery behind the murder and the obvious interference of a crime scene definitely ramped up the stakes in this novel and kept me guessing the whole way through. I really enjoyed the bond between the three main teens and the rekindling of their old friendships.

If you’ve enjoyed any of Karen M. McManus’s previous novels, there is no doubt that You’ll Be The Death of Me will be a new favourite.


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