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You're Next

Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. After stumbling upon a classmate’s body years ago, the trauma of that discovery and the police’s failure to find the killer has haunted her ever since. One night, she gets a midnight text from Ava McQueen, the beautiful girl who had ignited Flora’s heart last summer, then never spoke to her again.

 

Just in time to witness Ava’s death from a gunshot wound, Flora is set on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killer is never found. Her tunnel-visioned sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice: give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones’ lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who’s next on the killer’s list?

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316493789

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Praise

“In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

Publishers Weekly

“Schachte’s debut novel has the pacing of a stick of dynamite: a slow burn leading to an explosive ending.”

School Library Journal

"Schachte has done an impressive job taking a hard-boiled detective story and turning it on its head... This is an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars-like read."—Booklist

"This read would suit a...young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak."—BCCB

"The treatment of the subjects of trust and emotional vulnerability between friends adds an extra dimension."—Kirkus Reviews

“A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, You’re Next is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride."

Derek Milman, author of Swipe Right for Murder

"Get your popcorn ready because You're Next is compelling as hell.”

Stephanie Tromly, author of the Trouble Is a Friend of Mine trilogy

"With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, You're Next is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish."—Hannah Capin, author of Foul is Fair

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About the Author

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