Review: To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough

Review: To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl ScarboroughTitle: To Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake #2)
Author: Sheryl Scarborough
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Barely three weeks after catching the killer of Erin's mother and their biology teacher, Erin and her crew are back, up to their elbows in forensics projects. But this time it's with the full approval of their parents.

With Uncle Victor at the helm, Erin and her best friends, Spam and Lysa, are prepping a new classroom for CSI summer camp, where they will serve as camp counselors. Meanwhile, Erin's super-hot new boyfriend, Journey, is graduating, just in time for him to take a position as Victor's intern in the new CSI lab on campus. Journey and Victor are going to take another look at the evidence in the murder trial that sent Journey's father to prison. The girls are under strict orders not to meddle with the murder case, but that's easier said than done...

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Review

I had very high hopes going into To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough since I loved To Catch a Killer so much. This book is just as action-packed and twisty as the first, and Erin is still the same clever sleuth. The use of forensics in this series really adds originality, and I would definitely recommend it to those with an interest in this field.

This series is so entertaining to read! In this latest instalment, Erin and her friends tackle the case of Journey’s father who is accused of murder.  At the same time, the girls are setting up for a summer forensics camp. In this book, there are two cases in one, but I don’t want to say too much about the second for fear of spoilers. However, I will say that the subplots are interesting and bring more dimension to the story. As is typical with sequels, I did enjoy the first book more, but this story is still fast-paced and unexpected.

Erin is just as spunky as always in To Right the Wrongs. She follows her heart and is also insanely inventive. I love how Erin is clever but also naïve. Her mistakes and desire to meddle at the wrong times make her realistic and more complex. Overall, Erin’s voice is captivating, and she is the perfect narrator for these thrillers.

What I love the most about this series is how original the stories are. The characters use actual forensic techniques and know how to find and analyze evidence. It makes the story way more interesting than reading about a group of girls who just run around town and hope for a lead. The characters have access to a forensic lab and the wisdom of Erin’s uncle to legitimately solve a case. Their findings backed up with proof make the idea of professionals accepting the conclusions reached by teenagers more believable than any other thriller.

To Right the Wrongs is a fast-paced thriller with many layers. I loved the main character and her realistic personality and the use of forensics to solve the cases. This is among my favourite thriller series, and I would definitely recommend it to those with an interest in forensics and crime.

About Sheryl Scarborough

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SHERYL SCARBOROUGH, an award-winning writer for children’s television, is the author of To Catch A Killer and To Right The Wrongs, a YA mystery series with Tor Teen. The appearance of a habitual Peeping Tom at her home when she was twelve, sparked an obsession with forensics. After each visit, Sheryl diligently photographed his footprints and collected the candy wrappers he left behind. Unfortunately, he was never caught. But the desire to use evidence to solve a great mystery was sparked inside Scarborough all the same. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her husband and writer-cats in Washington state, across the river from Portland, OR.

11 thoughts on “Review: To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I haven’t really heard much about the first book, but I do love stories about teens detecting and such. These sound like very entertaining reads. I am going to have to check it out this weekend.

  2. Theresa says:

    I recently listened to the audio of the first book and loved it! I’m really looking forward to this book! So glad to hear that is really good too!

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