Ages 14 and up / YA Fiction / Page Street Publishing
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It Should Have Been You
by Lynn Slaughter. Enter to win by
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Years ago, one of the college students I taught told me her twin had been murdered when she was in high school.
Her horrific story stu
ck with me. Out of it grew the character of seventeen-year-old Clara. When her twin Moura gets murdered, rumors swirl that Clara killed her. Moura had been a superstar, a piano prodigy who sucked up all the attention and barely spoke to Clara.
Then Clara starts getting threatening emails sent to the inbox of the high school advice column she ghostwrites. Convinced that her cyberstalker thinks she killed Moura and is out for revenge, she bravely undertakes her own investigation. But tim
e may be running out.
Clara's scared, but she's also funny, caring, and feisty. Even as her own life is threatened, she falls in love and tries to help another teen involved in an abusive dating relationship. I hope you'll enjoy her story!
"A solid whodunit for genre fans."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A tidily constructed murder mystery."
"Fans of the genre will find much to enjoy in this thriller."
- Publishers Weekly
"A compelling psychological journey of obsession."
- Lee Tobin McClain, bestselling author of Sizzle
"From the first sentence, through all of the twists and turns to the surprising ending, this book will hold you in its grasp and not let go."
- V.M. Burns, author of The Plot is Murder
"It Should Have Been You will keep you guessing right up until the final twists. ...Compelling."
- Beth Fantaskey, author of Buzz Kill and Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
1. If you had to give an elevator pitch for this novel, what would it be?
2. What do you think is the driving motivation behind Clara's desire to find her sister's killer? Survivor's guilt? Proving her innocence? Something else?
3. When you first started reading the novel, whom did you think killed
Moura? Were you correct?
4. Which devices do you think make a finely constructed mystery novel?
Author call-in information
: Lynn Slaughter is available for phone or Skype calls with your club and for author visits. Email the author to submit your request.