Nothing More to Tell (Hardcover)
All the best things had been happening to Brynn - she's having a great senior year in Chicago with her best friends despite an unfortunate event with that made her unintentionally famous. Then she finds out she has to move back to Massachusetts to the same school she left 4 years ago for the last semester of high school. The school where her best friend made fun of her in front of the whole class. The school where her favorite teacher was murdered. In an effort to make next 6 months tolerable, Brynn gets an internship at a true crime podcast and pitches trying to find out what *really* happened to her teacher. And so begins another excellent story by Karen McManus. I love her mysteries set in high school as I like the realistic relationships between the kids, the way the mysteries unfold, the tension in the story. I like that I can anticipate the train wreck coming (because when you try to hide you have an internship that's looking at the murder of your favorite teacher someone is going to find out) but you can appreciate the logic the character presents as to why they set up the scenarios they find themselves in. I found myself thinking about the characters when not reading the book, which I think is a sign of great character development. Great next book from those who really enjoyed One Of Us Is Lying.— Beth
Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s determined to find out what really happened.
The kids who found Mr. Larkin are her way in, and her ex–best friend, Tripp Talbot, was one of them. Without his account of events, the other two kids might have gone down for Mr. Larkin’s murder—but instead, thanks to Tripp, they're now at the top of the Saint Ambrose social pyramid. Tripp’s friends have never forgotten what Tripp did for them that day, and neither has he. Just like he hasn’t forgotten that everything he told the police was a lie.
Digging into the past is bound to shake up the present, and when Brynn begins to investigate what happened in the woods that day, she uncovers secrets that might change everything—about Saint Ambrose, about Mr. Larkin, and about her ex-best friend, Tripp Talbot.
Four years ago someone got away with murder. More terrifying is that they might be closer than anyone thinks.
★ "...A serpentine read rife with convincing red herrings and ground-shifting reveals." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "McManus’s latest is a win for mystery and suspense fans and has a little something for everyone." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "No one is who they appear to be in this twisty, shocking thriller by Karen M. McManus...Riveting." —Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Karen M. McManus continues her reign as the YA thriller queen." —PopSugar
“Absolutely no one does thrillers like Karen McManus…” —Paste
“McManus never gives readers a moment to relax, drawing out suspects and secrets in rapid succession. . . . Brimming with twists and turns.” —BookPage
"McManus… brings that signature blend of high-stakes high-school drama and murderous twists readers won't see coming." —Booklist