Thank you to Random House, Delacorte Press, Karen McManus and Rockstar Book Tour for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Details:

Book: You’ll Be The Death Of Me
Author: Karen McManus
Genre: Thriller
Publication Date: November 30, 2021, Delacorte Press
Number of Pages: 336
Format: E-book, Hardcover, Audiobook

Purchase Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N (Signed Edition), iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

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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?

Praise for You’ll Be The Death Of Me:

“With fast pacing and her signature flair for the dramatic, McManus weaves a masterful tale of secrets, lies, and twisted intentions that will be sure to keep readers guessing whodunit, from start to finish.”

Booklist (Starred review)

“A master of the teen thriller delivers again”

Kirkus Reviews

“…a believable, pulse-pounding thriller.”

Publishers Weekly
Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with bestselling author and master of suspense Karen M. McManus for the release of her highly-anticipated new YA thriller, You’ll Be the Death of Me! Karen will be joined on-screen by Courtney Summers (The Project). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. *Signed copies of You’ll Be the Death of Me are available!

My thoughts:


You’ll Be The Death Of Me is a story about a friendship fallout with a choice that will reunite everyone.

I definitely enjoyed all the secrets hidden beneath all the characters and how they all did not seem what they appeared. With all the mysterious characters, I love how a little teen romance was involved.

Page after page, I was determined to find the truth. With the twists and turns this book put me through, I was not surprised that the ending will put me at a shock. Is there a possibility there would be a second book? I sure hope so! Highly recommend!

About the author:

Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her work, which includes the One of Us Is Lying series, Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, and You’ll Be the Death of Me, 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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