You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook

I was traveling this week for work, and I needed a good young adult thriller to catch me on my toes. I scored the jackpot on this one.

Thank you HMH Teen for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 17-year-old Kim never expected to plot a murder. But that was before her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. Now, Kim’s stuck on a class trip to London with him and his new soulmate and she can’t help wishing he was a little bit dead, even if she’d never really do that. But when Kim meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane who’s more than willing to listen to Kim’s woes, things start to look up. Nicki’s got a great sense of humor, and when she jokes about swapping murders, Kim plays along—that is, until Kim’s ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies. Blackmailed by Nicki to fulfill her end of the deal, Kim will have to commit a murder or take the fall for one.

Talk about a book to pick while traveling, YIPES! I was a little hesitant to read this while traveling myself, but it just added to the nail-biting anxiety of having to know what was going to happen! I will say, I started falling in love with certain characters before things suddenly changed! It took me a lot of guts to withhold myself from throwing my book across the room with the hopes that “no…it can’t be true!” This one is advertised for fans of “One of Us is Lying”, which I can definitely echo. Eileen does a great job putting the reader in Kim’s shoes as she goes through the roller coaster of emotions. You’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time reading this. It’s a fun read for sure!

4/5 Stars

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