Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Waiting on" Wednesday [3]

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

 Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.
Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.

Don't let the seemingly cheery cover fool you, this is no story of sunshine and rainbows. Kathleen Hale's debut novel, No One Else Can Have You, looks to be the next best-selling YA thriller. After so much dystopian and contemporary romance, I think the YA genre is ready for a murder mystery thriller. From the description (and from the cover) it looks there will be a good amount of humor mixed in, because what murder mystery isn't complete with some good old teenage comedy. I know I can't wait for the book to come out in January.

Check it out on Goodreads!
Also be sure to check out author Kathleen Hale's blog and the book website for more information.

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