You guys know how much I love mysteries and murder books. You also know that I have an unhealthy obsession with true crime novels. I loved seeing scream queen herself Gretchen McNeil’s blurb in the upper right hand corner calling it a “Killer thriller!”
Unsurprisingly, I was madly in love with the blurb for I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick when I read it. In fact, I pre-ordered this book about two seconds after reading about it.
Let’s jump right in.
First of all, the cover is amazing. I love the art. And who doesn’t love a summer for screams? The first edition will have blue sprayed edges, which is enough of a reason to go out and pre-order this baby immediately. But you should probably already be doing that because this novel sounds amazing!
Here’s more about I Killed Zoe Spanos:
“The YA thriller of the summer.” —Bustle
For fans of Sadie and Serial, this gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost.
What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her.
Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?
Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final page.
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Bustle shared several chapters of the book so you can start reading I Killed Zoe Spanos right now.
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Head over to Bustle.
Have You Read It?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Oh, and if you are considering a pre-order, the author is offering some pretty cool incentives, like a donation to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. Check it out!
About Kit Frick
Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press and edits for private clients. She is the author of the young adult thrillers I Killed Zoe Spanos, All Eyes on Us, and See All the Stars, all from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, as well as the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs from New American Press. Kit is working on her next novel.
You can check out her website and blog at: https://kitfrick.com/
Have a wonderful week my true crime friends.