Reviews by Tag: murder

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The Cabin by Natasha Preston

The Cabin

By Natasha Preston
4
Rated by
Teen Book Reviewer
Jul 26, 2022

The Cabin by Natasha Preston is about a girl named Mckenzie who
decides to go to a cabin with her friends for fun, a chance to rewind a bit.
But things start happening and 2 of her friends are stabbed to death.
Things change and now everybody is a suspect. Mckenzie must figure out
who the murderer is before they strike again, but things start to make sense
and scary as she figures out what actually is going on.

Teen Review
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 10, 2022

In The Silent Patient, a well named painter named Alicia murdered her husband six years ago. However, she does not speak a word about the murder. Her therapist, Theo, wanted to understand the real reason why Alicia murdered her husband. But can he ever understand Alicia's ways?

Teen Review
Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Eeny Meeny

By M.J. Arlidge
3
Rated by
John M.
Dec 16, 2021

Two people wake up abducted, imprisoned, and left alone with a gun. Only one person will walk away. Detective Helen Grace faces off against a notorious anonymous serial killer, known for abducting victims in pairs and forcing them into traps similar to those seen in the Saw movies. After finishing Eeny Meeny, I was a little disappointed at the lack of character development.

Teen Review
Blank Confession by Pete Hautman

Blank Confession

By Pete Hautman
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Nov 18, 2021

A teenage boy walks into a police station with a bleeding leg and a determined face.

Face-to-face to an officer named Rawls, the young boy named Shayne brazenly confesses to a

murder he may or may not have committed. The story is told through multiple perspectives

forcing the reader to decipher what is true and what is fake. The catalyst of the story is when

Mikey, a short boy who loves to wear suits, is framed for holding drugs. From there the story

takes off.

Teen Review
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

The Shadows Between Us

By Tricia Levenseller
2
Rated by
Lisa J.
Nov 2, 2021

The only reason Alessandra attends the Shadow King’s ball is to win his heart — and to kill him once he makes her his queen. She’s selfish, manipulative, and murderous. After all, she did kill her first love after he broke her heart. Alessandra has been cast aside all her life, the spotlight focused on her foolish, naive older sister, Chrysantha. She’s tired of being powerless and ignored, she knows what she wants, and she isn’t afraid to do what it takes to achieve it. There’s just one obstacle that she didn’t anticipate — her heart.

Teen Review

Killing Mr. Griffin

By Lois Duncan
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Aug 17, 2018

Mr. Griffin was a horrible teacher. His students only meant it as a prank. They just wanted to scare him a little bit, make him sorry. They never meant to kill him. But now he’s dead, and even the best laid plans can go wrong sometimes.

It took me a few chapters to really get into the story, but once I did, I was hooked. This is an eye opening story of how peer pressure can escalate out of control. It was just fantastic and incredibly well-written. I have never read such a deep and thoughtful thriller/mystery.

Teen Review

The Body Finder

By Kimberly Derting
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Jun 19, 2018

Violet has a strange secret ability. She can sense dead bodies, or at least those that were murdered. She can also feel the imprints the dead leave behind, and the imprints that attach to their killers. And now that a serial killer is terrorizing her town, she is swept up into the investigation. But can she help hunt down the killer before she becomes a target?

Teen Review

This Is Our Story

By Ashley Elston
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Apr 2, 2018

No one knows what happened that day when five best friends went hunting, but only four returned. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend. And evidence shows it could have been any one of them. When Kate began an internship at the district attorney's office, she didn't expect it to be anything other than an excuse to leave school early. But now the DA hands her boss the biggest case her town has ever seen. As she helps investigate, the aging prosecutor who is her boss relies on her to see and hear what he cannot.

Teen Review

Just Kill Me

By Brian Selzer
5
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
May 3, 2017

Megan Henske is not a normal teen, her family owns an undertaker business, which makes her a perfect candidate to land a job at a Chicago ghost tour company. But soon she realizes her boss isn’t joking about killing people at stops to make them more haunted, and she might even help. Then come the mysterious deaths of prominent figures in the ghost tour industry, and she discovers she looks exactly like woman who disappeared in 1922. She also receives a mysterious warning that she might be the next ghost on the tour.

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