The One That Got Away with Murder
by Trish Lundy
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Pub Date 16 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 16 Apr 2024
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Be careful who you fall for...
Robbie and Trevor Cresmont have a body count—the killer kind. Handsome and privileged, the Crestmont brothers have enough wealth to ensure they’ll never be found guilty of any wrongdoing, even if all of Happy Valley believes they're behind the deaths of their ex-girlfriends. First there was soccer star Victoria Moreno, Robbie’s ex, who mysteriously drowned at the family lake house. Then, a year later, Trevor’s girlfriend died of a suspicious overdose.
But the Crestmonts aren’t the only ones with secrets. Lauren O'Brian might be the new girl at school, but she's never been a good girl. With a dark past of her own, she's desperate for a fresh start. Except when she starts a no-strings-attached relationship with Robbie, her chance is put in jeopardy. During what’s meant to be their last weekend together, Lauren stumbles across shocking evidence that just might implicate Robbie.
With danger closing in, Lauren doesn't know who to trust. And after a third death rocks the town, she must decide whether to end things with Robbie or risk becoming another cautionary tale.
This is an edge-of-your-seat debut YA thriller about a teen who is forced to confront her past in order to catch a murderer before she ends up the next victim. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.
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This debut novel is truly exceptional and provided a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience.
The gripping narrative compelled me to keep turning the pages, resulting in my swift consumption of the book in just a matter of days. I found the depth of the protagonist, Lauren, particularly commendable; it was a breath of fresh air to witness a multifaceted young character navigating her traumatic past seamlessly intertwined with the present-day storyline.
Trish Lundy, the author, skillfully maintained my engagement by gradually revealing details and crafting a cast of characters who were relatable, distinct, and unforgettable.
The evolving relationship between Lauren and Robbie captivated me, unfolding in unexpected and engaging ways.
Furthermore, I was completely caught off guard by the unforeseen twist in the plot. During the novel's climax, my heart was racing, and I found myself reeling, attempting to recollect any potential hints that could have led to that moment. I was genuinely impressed by the author's execution.