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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on 06.30.2020
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(Last Updated On: January 23, 2022)
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?
I was so excited to read Kit Frick’s new novel, I Killed Zoe Spanos, because I read and loved All Eyes on Us last year. I immediately knew that Frick would be one of my new favorite authors, and as of now, I have yet to read something by her that I haven’t liked!
I did think that the novel started a little slow, but I honestly think that can be said about almost all mysteries/thrillers. It can’t just suddenly be thrilling from the get-go! There has to be a bit of a build up so that as a reader you can really get a feel for what’s going on and what’s to come.
However, this book had such a unique premise. I really haven’t read a book like it!
If you haven’t been following me for a while, then you might not know that I also normally have trouble reading thrillers and YA mysteries, normally because I can guess what’s going to happen. I can 100% say that I had no clue what was going to happen in this book, and I think that’s what made me enjoy it even more!
This book is a retelling of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I actually haven’t read, so I’m going to have to get on that!
Oh, and did I mention this book has multiple timelines?! I’m a sucker for books like that, where you have to start to piece together everything!
If you’re looking for a great mystery to read this summer, look no further than I Killed Zoe Spanos.
About the Author
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 novels See All the Stars and All Eyes on Us, both from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, as well as the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs from New American Press. Her third YA thriller, I Killed Zoe Spanos, will release on June 2, 2020.
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