Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook. This thriller sounds like one to watch for this spring.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.
THIS WEEK’S BOOK:Title: You Owe Me a Murder
Author: Eileen Cook
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
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 have yet to read a novel by Eileen Cook, but I am always intrigued by the concepts of her novels. It sounds as though the story might have some black humour in it. The fact that it is perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn also has me really excited.