WoW: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

To Catch a Killer Sheryl ScarboroughTitle: To Catch a Killer
Author: Sheryl Scarborough
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

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I have been really into murder mysteries lately and can’t seem to get enough of this genre. I am very intrigued by two cases that seem to be linked and the idea of a teen hunting down the killer in secret. This looks like the perfect book to curl up with this winter and I can’t wait until this February for the release of To Catch a Killer!

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.

7 thoughts on “WoW: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

  1. irena_bookdustmagic says:

    I hope you’ll like it once you read it.
    I did not hear about this book before so I think I’ll wait to see what ppl will think about it when it comes ot, and then decide whether I’ll read it.
    It does sound like it could be good, though!

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