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Happy Release Day to YOU’RE NEXT by Kylie Schachte

Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Posted by Rochelle Karina

When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself—and everyone she loves—on the list of who’s 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—to 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?

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“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…an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars–like read.”

– Booklist

“In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities.”

– Publishers Weekly


Kylie Schachte lived in nine different cities–from Moscow to Los Angeles–before making her home in Portland, Oregon. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and an active member of the Pitch Wars online community as both a program alum and mentor. When she’s not writing, she can be found attending concerts, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and refereeing between her tiny cat and giant dog—the cat always wins.

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