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Review: You’ll Be the Death of Me

Hello! Today it is my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus organised by @The_WriteReads. Thank-you to @The_WriteReads and Penguin UK for sending me a copy of the eBook and allowing me to be a part of the book tour!

From the 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.

You’ll Be the Death of Me is my first Karen M. McManus book! Karen M. McManus is a prolific author in the YA thriller and mystery section and it was one that I have never gone too far into. McManus has always been on my radar, so when the opportunity to take part in this tour came up, I had to jump on it.

There has been a theme in my reviews lately, and that is me praising multiple perspectives. I have been really enjoying having multiple perspectives to dive in and out of. I felt all three were really interesting. Sometimes with books with more than two perspectives, I find myself waiting for a particular or a favourite perspective to come around. With You’ll Be the Death of Me, I enjoyed all of the perspectives and really enjoyed my time with each of the characters.

It was a fast-paced book that I probably should not have started reading at night, because it was difficult to force myself to put down the book and then go to sleep. Many of you know that I have been struggling with YA books recently, especially contemporary YA. But this novel, it didn’t seem to bother me too much. Maybe it is because thriller/mystery aren’t genres that I normally pick up or gravitate to. I did thoroughly enjoy the novel despite this!

I am still intrigued about Karen M. McManus’ other novels, particularly One of Us is Lying, so I think I will be picking up another one of hers in the future!

About the Author

Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thriller/mystery novels, including One of Us Is Lying, One of Us Is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret, and The Cousins. You’ll Be the Death of Me will be her next novel, publishing December 2021. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels. For more information, visit or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

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