Book Review: You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook @Eileenwriter @HMHteen @HMHbooks #YAlit #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger


PUBLISHER: HMH Books for Young Readers

PUBLICATION DATE: March 5th, 2019


Thank you to the Publisher for gifting me a beautiful paperback copy of this book to read and share my review.



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.



Wow this book! I was hooked!

Kim and her boyfriend have recently broken up. She is devastated and heartbroken, and now has to watch him with his newest girlfriend while they all go on a school trip together to England. Kim doesn’t want to see them together, but has no other choice while on the trip.

While at the airport waiting for their flight, they find out their flight has been delayed. While waiting at the airport, Kim meets a young girl by the name of Nicki and they become instant friends. Nicki is witty, friendly, funny, adventurous and seems up for anything to have fun. Nicki tells Kim that she was visiting her father and is flying back home to England.

I enjoyed the twists and turns in this book, and enjoyed reading about the friendship between Nicki and Kim, especially when the plot thickens and Nicki doesn’t appear to be who she says she is.

Once we find out Kim’s ex-boyfriend dies while on their trip in England, things really start to heat up in the book. I found myself so engrossed in the book I was unable to put it down. I wanted to know who was responsible, and why he suddenly died.

Kim begins receiving mysterious, threatening messages, but who is sending them to her and why?

I found this book to be an addictive read that made me want to keep turning pages to see what would happen next. Especially when Kim is pressured to hold her end of the bargain and murder someone, or else she will have to pay for not going through with it…..After all, a deal is a deal, right?!

A great read that I highly recommend! You will love this book!


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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