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Title: You’ll Be The Death of Me

Author: Karen M. McManus

Published: 30th November 2021 – Penguin

Format: Digital (NetGalley eARC) – 336 pages

Hello Hello! How are you doing this cold and windy Sunday?

Today I am reviving my blog again to bring you my spotlight post for You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus, currently on #UltimateBlogTour, organised by Dave and the team from @The_WriteReads.

So far, I have read all of Karen M. McManus’s books, except this one of course. When I saw that Dave was having it on a tour, I couldn’t resist. I didn’t have time to read it for the tour because of how hectic my life is at the moment with work, university and my thesis, but as soon as I get a bit of extra time for myself, I will definitely be reading and reviewing it on my blog! Keep your eyes peeled in 2022 for my thoughts on this new YA thriller/mystery from the Queen of the genre.

Thank you as always to Dave for letting me take part in this tour, and to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for a review (which will be coming soon).


Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.

Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up…. again.

So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say…

Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse.

It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something.

Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?

From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly–and fatally–wrong.


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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That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and will pick up this book! See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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