You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook
Published March 2, 2019
Hardcover, 368 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & HMH Books for Young Readers, I received an eARC)
Seventeen-year-old Kim gets more than she bargained for when she is set up for murder. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, E. Lockhart, and Gillian Flynn.
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.
I really enjoyed this whole book, from start to finish. It was one of those books that screams unique and MUST READ! I completely agree with the synopsis when it says this one is great for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn (I’ve yet to read One of Us is Lying, but I absolutely will be now). It was full of these insane twists and turns that made me NEED to know what was going to happen next.
Kim was a very relatable character, who I couldn’t help but love at the very beginning. I feel like while being very plot based, it was also a very character based book as well. That being said, I don’t think I should say anymore about our main character. It’s best going in on your own and having your own thoughts.
If you are looking for a fast-paced, quick, edge of your seat thriller YOU HAVE IT HERE!! I know I have so many caps in this review, but it’s hard not to when you find a book like this. Every time I thought I knew what was coming next I felt like I was punched in the face because I was so wrong.