Don't Swipe Right
by L.M. Chilton
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Pub Date 22 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 22 Jun 2023
Aria & Aries, Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
'Utterly compelling and laught-out-loud funny.' Katy Brent, author of How To Kill Men and Get Away With It
Finding true love can be murder.
Gwen Turner, 29, entrepreneur and part-time barista.
Likes: true-crime podcasts, cheese-based snacks (the more unnaturally orange the better) and constantly refreshing her dating apps.
Dislikes: two-day hangovers, people who refer to themselves as entrepreneurs... and discovering her latest match is actually a serial killer (probably should have put that top of the list).
They say romance is dead – but if Gwen can’t catch the mystery killer who’s targeting every man she’s ever dated – it’s about to get a whole lot more deadly…
A twisty, fast-paced and darkly hilarious modern murder mystery set in the terrifying and mystifying world of online dating, Don't Swipe Right is perfect for fans of Bella Mackie's How To Kill Your Family and Netflix's You.
Average rating from 141 members
A great modern mystery with sensational characters and plenty of humour, too! More twists than you can keep up with but a hugely satisfying conclusion with no loose ends. Loved the writing style and the quirky protagonist.
A real original read that kept me guessing until the end.
Dark humour pretty much sums this up.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for my early copy.
This was a great, fun and easy read. We follow our main character Gwen as she receives grange messages on a dating app and discovers that the men she has recently been on dates with are turning up dead. This is an intriguing and entertaining mystery thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and suspecting new characters. Really enjoyable escapist read!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. This is a superb read and then I find out it is the authors debut?! *heads over to pre-order every book by him forever!* Fantastically written, full of intrigue and every time I thought I had guessed the killer….I was wrong. Would definitely recommend
This is the first novel from author L.M. Chilton, and it most certainly did not disappoint.
This was definitely a page turner for me. I love a good murder mystery and honestly I changed my mind quite a few times trying to guess who done it. I did not see that ending coming! There was plenty of humour and It had me chucking to myself more times than I can count. I absolutely loved the main character Gwen and her witty and relatable personality, I almost wished she was real so we can be friends 😅 I found the whole online dating app very intriguing but also very worrying, I’ve luckily never had to delv into the world of online dating, but I can imagine that this is actually what it is like 🤯
I definitely recommend this read If you like a fast paced, easy and enjoyable murder mystery then this is for you.
I am looking forward to any future books L.M. Chilton writes they will be going straight on the list!
Thank you to netgalley, head of zeus and L.M. Chilton for this ARC in return for my review.
This book was absolutely fantastic! A gripping concept executed very well, with lots of good humour throughout. The characters were likeable (except the awful men she went on dates with…) and the murder mystery aspect had me hooked from the very beginning. This book was very clever and the twist was totally unexpected. I think I suspected everyone except from who it actually was, so fair to say it kept me on my toes! Overall a very enjoyable read. I rated this book 5/5 stars and I look forward to seeing what L.M. Chilton does next.
wow what an ending I loved this book.
Had lots of twists and humor in it.
Every guy that gwen dates ends up getting murdered.
A good contemporary mystery that leaves you on the edge of your seat! Great writing style and the humour was on point to my liking.
Stroy by L.M. Chilton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Well done to you L.M. Chilton! For a debut novel this was pretty bloody good!!
I really like Gwen and her sense of humour. At one point I wanted to reach through my kindle and punch one (or more) of her dates in the face. And I have to say this had me guessing until the 80% which was refreshing (but maybe I'm just a terrible detective)
Would definitely recommend this book and would absolutely try this author again!
"...the problem is, this app is chock-full of absolute bellends. see what i mean? they all look like serial killers!"
Thank you to L.M. Chilton and Head of Zeus for gifting me this e-ARC.
when gwen joins connector and proceeds to go on date after horrific date, each one seemingly weirder than the last, she doesn't really bat an eyelid. after all, dating apps are full of weirdos and creeps. so when one of her previous dates dies the day after being seen together, and then another, and another, and the blame starts to flick to her, gwen has to race to find the people she's been on dates with before the mysterious 'parker', who seems to know something is going to happen, finds them first.
my thoughts: advertised as perfect for fans of [book:How to Kill Your Family|50224049], and having seen the influx of books similar such as [book:How to Kill Men and Get Away With It|61833058] and [book:Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers|61827543], and of course anything being published by head of zeus, i had to request this book!
lets just say that this book had so many twists and turns, i never expected the ending at all! yes there were a few little plot holes, as to how Sarah got from her fiance's flat, to the island so quickly, even quicker than it took gwen, same with the police also!
i loved that we were led along the mystery with gwen and how connector was, well, connecting her life, and that of all of the men she had been on dates with. admittedly i was and still am also a little confused as to why we had an extra side plot about gwen's coworker at the coffee and ice cream van and coding, besides trying to frame him for the crime, but boy id this book keep me guessing!
its also something when you are left wanting more books about the side characters who weren't even in it for that large a portion of the book, jamal seemed like so much fun honestly and id love to know about his hacking etc too!
also, for a debut book? this was amazing, and i read it within two bus journeys on the way to work, it had me hooked! (i guess it also helps that i met my boyfriend through a dating app, so i sure have seen my fair share of weirdos, creeps and people that give off serial killer vibes too). the chaos of this book, with its strong pacing, gwens flashbacks to each date and how everything has led to these moments, the story is absolutely bonkers, brilliant, and altogether amazing.
I loved this book. Wow ❣️
This book had a little of everything for me. The way in which the book is written gives you enough insight to imagine the characters but also constantly keeps you changing your mind.
It's the perfect blend of thriller with comedy. I found myself hilariously laughing at the bad dates section (we have all been there) and in the next page wondering what was going on.
At various points I felt I had got the ending twigged boy was I wrong! I love that it constantly had me changing my mind and guessing.
As for the characters Gwen is brilliant a recently single woman navigating her life one swipe at a time.
Gwen had just come out of a long term relationship, she’s using connector as a distraction, trying to mask her feelings by meeting new guys. Except all she chooses are the bad ones.
This book was such an easy read, gripping from the start and thoroughly enjoyable. Not once did I think “what am I reading” half way through. The chapters are short and punchy (exactly how I like them) and the book keeps you guessing. One minute you think you’ve got the suspect nailed and the next you’re second guessing yourself right until the end chapter. I love Gwen as a character, she is so easy to relate to and think that all late 20s/ early 30s women feel like she did when it comes to internet dating!
The book got me out of a reading slump and was 100% worth the read!
Ideal for people who love romance with a plot twist and if you like a fast paced book. 5 stars from me!
Amazing read and amazing book loved every single chapter lots of twists that u really dont see coming !!!! Will defo read more by the same author :)
Many thanks to #NetGalley and publishers for an #ARC of #DontSwipeRight.
Full of dark humour, this book takes twists to a new level. I thought I had it all figured out but this book kept me guessing!!
Enjoyable book with situations that make you read between your fingers at times, either with embarrassment or horror.
This was such a fun, easy read! It had some truly hilarious moments, and definitely relatable moments for anyone who has been in the online dating world. Highly recommending to all my girlfriends. Thank you to Netgalley and Aria & Aries for the ARC copy!
This has been an addictive read that I have devoured in just one sitting. This is one that grabs you from the very beginning.
We start at the Hen do From Hell where poor Gwen can’t help but check out the dating apps. After some bad dates, Gwen discovers that bodies of men she’s had a date with turn up dead.
This is such a unique and brilliant premise. I have loved everything about this one and can safely say that this is a debut that has converted me as a fan of this author.
Gwen is a brilliant character, I have loved her from early on. It’s been evident Sarah, her bestie is frustrated by her online dating and the men she chooses.
This is perfectly paced and unpredictable. My jaw has dropped as events have unfolded. This is a gem from beginning to end. I found this completely unputdownable.
This is a superb debut from an author to watch out for. I highly recommend getting this on the preorder list.