In this contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother
Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father’s identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother’s best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.
Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother’s killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she’s secretly doing on her own.
Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she’s close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it’s too late.
Sheryl Scarborough worked as a story writer and series developer in children’s television before receiving her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College, where she studied under Rita Williams-Garcia, Tom Birdseye, and Susan Fletcher, among others. She currently lives and works in Kalama, Washington. To Catch a Killer is her debut.
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John Smith says
I have not read a good mystery lately, but if this book is from Tor, I’ll bet it’s a good one!
Moving Day was captivating.
danielle hammelef says
I haven’t read a really good mystery in a long time. The last one was just okay. I’m hoping the book I just bought–This is Our Story–will really be great and keep me guessing. To Catch a Killer is on my must read list–I adore mysteries.
I haven’t, but I’m about to start John Grisham’s The Innocent Man, a sort of real-life mystery. Thanks.
Chelsea Hunter says
I cannot wati to read this book, but the most recent mystery book that I read was A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.
Linda Moffitt says
Wow This looks like a great read. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy.
Linda Moffitt says
In the Line of Duty (Detective Madison Knight Series Book 7) by Carolyn Arnold was a really great mystery/crime/police procedural book that I read not too long ago
Ashly H says
Not yet, but I will be Every Breath by Elle Marney this month and I heard really good things about it.
I accidentally put my twitter link on the Instagram entry.
LOL. I’m glad I’m not the only one who does things like that. 🙂
Anne C says
I would love to read this! I have not read any mystery book this year yet.
Even though I enjoy mysteries, I have not recently read one.
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher was awesome!
I haven’t read any good mysteries lately, but I just finished an awesome thriller.
Julie Waldron says
I haven’t read any good mysteries lately.
Yesterday I finished reading The Cellar, which is kind of a horror mystery.
I just finished Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb.
Lily M. says
I wouldn’t really call it a mystery but there are mysterious things going on in the Remade series written by a lot of authors.
Kim Reid says
I’ve just finished reading ” Behind Her Eyes” by Sarah Pinborough, really amazing read!
Margaret S Porter says
Im going thru James Pattersons book shots now. Im not liking them much. Too rushed for me
. I like A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne.
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler is just great.
I love A Dark-Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is a favorite of mine.
True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne has a great storyline.
he Eye of the Beholder by Marc Behm really held my attention.