You'll Be the Death of Me
TikTok made me buy it
From the international bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new addictive thriller.
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 . . .
It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder, perfect for fans of One Of Us Is Lying and A Good Girl's Guide To Murder. This explosive new thriller is impossible to put down.
McManus (The Cousins) once again creates a believable, pulse-pounding thriller, this time told through the alternating perspectives of three teens. Former best friends Ivy Sterling-Shepard, Cal O'Shea-Wallace (both white), and Mateo Wojcik (Puerto Rican and Polish) find themselves at the center of a murder investigation when they ditch school to re-create "the Greatest Day Ever" the day they first became friends. But the reenactment quickly devolves when they stumble upon the corpse of Brian "Boney" Mahoney at the art studio of Cal's love interest. Blonde Ivy, embarrassed by her loss of the school election to Boney, quickly becomes a prime suspect when school gossips connect her hair color to that of the murderer. Determined to clear her name, Ivy insists that the trio investigate. But as they follow the clues, the former friends' secrets are revealed, some about the murder and others tied to their friendship, familial relationships, and misunderstandings that have resulted in long-lasting damage. McManus cleverly crafts a realistic crime story with plausible plot twists and characters who have plenty of depth. While the mystery of why Boney was murdered moves the story along, the relationship between Cal, Ivy, and Mateo will keep readers engaged. Ages 14 up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio.