The One That Got Away with Murder (Hardcover)

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Be careful who you fall for...

Robbie and Trevor Cresmont have a body count—the killer kind. Handsome and privileged, the Crestmont brothers have enough wealth to ensure they’ll never be found guilty of any wrongdoing, even if all of Happy Valley believes they're behind the deaths of their ex-girlfriends. First there was soccer star Victoria Moreno, Robbie’s ex, who mysteriously drowned at the family lake house. Then, a year later, Trevor’s girlfriend died of a suspicious overdose.

But the Crestmonts aren’t the only ones with secrets. Lauren O'Brian might be the new girl at school, but she's never been a good girl. With a dark past of her own, she's desperate for a fresh start. Except when she starts a no-strings-attached relationship with Robbie, her chance is put in jeopardy. During what’s meant to be their last weekend together, Lauren stumbles across shocking evidence that just might implicate Robbie.

With danger closing in, Lauren doesn't know who to trust. And after a third death rocks the town, she must decide whether to end things with Robbie or risk becoming another cautionary tale.

This is an edge-of-your-seat debut YA thriller about a teen who is forced to confront her past in order to catch a murderer before she ends up the next victim. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.

About the Author

Trish Lundy is an East Coast transplant who now calls California home. She received her BA in English from UCLA, where she fell in love with the craft of writing. She’s worked in the film industry, in marketing, and is also a former hospice & palliative care volunteer. The One That Got Away with Murder is her debut novel.

Praise For…

A Goodreads New Reader-Approved Mystery
A B&N Most Anticipated YA Book

“A wild, twisty ride that kept me up well past my bedtime, with an ending you’ll never see coming. I can’t wait to see what Trish Lundy does next.” —Liz Lawson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Agathas series and The Lucky Ones

Everyone’s got a secret in the town of Happy Valley and sometimes the darkest truths are lurking closer than you think. Trish Lundy’s debut, The One That Got Away with Murder, is a high-speed, high-stakes page-turner with sharp twists and a shocking finale." —Skyla Arndt, author of Together We Rot

"In Trish Lundy's debut, new girl Lauren moves across the country for a fresh start only to discover everyone she meets has a secret, and one of them is deadly. With its pulse-pounding twists and turns, The One That Got Away with Murder is a sharp thriller to devour in a single sitting." —Jessie Weaver, author of Live Your Best Lie

"A propulsive tangle of small town secrets and privilege for fans of Holly Jackson and Karen McManus." —Alexa Donne, author of The Ivies and Pretty Dead Queens

"Lauren’s character development is exceptional, as she slowly learns how to let people in again, and she struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the way she feels about herself as a ­result of it. The mystery is well developed and keeps readers guessing right along with Lauren and her friends. The twists and turns make for an exciting read that teens won't be able to put down . . . Fans of Karen M. ­McManus will love debut author Lundy’s ­well-developed mystery with plenty of thrills." —School Library Journal

"[T]he plot is overall fast paced and engrossing, building up to an ultimately rewarding climax and resolution . . . Satisfyingly twisty." —Kirkus Reviews

"While the book touches on some heavy topics including sexual assault and drug addiction, the juicy high school drama of hook-ups, betrayals, partying gone wrong—and of course, murder most foul—make this book compulsively readable." —Bulleting of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250292162
ISBN-10: 1250292166
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English