I received this book at no cost from the publisherTo Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake #2) by Sheryl Scarborough
Published by Tor Teen on February 27th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Thrillers, Young Adult
Barely three weeks after catching the killer of Erin’s mother and their biology teacher, Erin and her crew are back, up to their elbows in forensics projects. But this time it’s with the full approval of their parents.
With Uncle Victor at the helm, Erin and her best friends, Spam and Lysa, are prepping a new classroom for CSI summer camp, where they will serve as camp counselors. Meanwhile, Erin’s super-hot new boyfriend, Journey, is graduating, just in time for him to take a position as Victor’s intern in the new CSI lab on campus. Journey and Victor are going to take another look at the evidence in the murder trial that sent Journey’s father to prison. The girls are under strict orders not to meddle with the murder case, but that’s easier said than done…
Praise for TO RIGHT THE WRONGS
“Scarborough has written an intense, engrossing debut. Readers will root for Erin to find answers, laugh at her friends’ antics as they play detective, and struggle to identify the killer in a plot full of red herrings and multiple suspects. This solid mystery will easily grab the attention of fans of the genre.” ―Booklist
“To Catch a Killer is a tense, storming heartbeat of a thriller. Scarborough’s tightly woven story merges forensic intrigue with friendship, romance, and family, nailing the dynamic stylings of Veronica Mars and the playful spirit of Bones. I could not put it down.” ―Cori McCarthy, author of Breaking Sky
“The fast-paced plot and Veronica Mars-esque protagonist make this book a good fit for avid mystery readers.” ―School Library Journal
“A relatable cast and well thought-out plot make this mystery a Sherlockian puzzle sure to impress the most hardened crime-procedural fanatic. Don your deer-stalker caps, gumshoes, you’re in for a twisty ride.” ―Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying
“Scarborough brings Erin to life as a teenager with a damaged past…there are enough red herrings and forensic activity to keep everyone entertained all the way through the climatic end.” ―VOYA
“A compulsive read. Scarborough has created a thrilling book brimming with life, murder, and adventure.” —Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Flying
SHERYL SCARBOROUGH is an award-winning writer for children’s television. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, lives in Washington state, and has always had an obsession with forensics. When she was twelve, her home was the target of a Peeping Tom. Sheryl diligently photographed his footprints and collected the candy wrappers he left behind. Unfortunately, he was never caught. But the desire to use evidence to solve a great mystery was sparked inside Scarborough all the same. To Catch a Killer is her debut.
Photo Content from Sheryl Scarborough
The story picks up after Erin solves her mother’s murder and her Uncle Victor (a forensic scientist) is now staying with her. Now Erin wants to solve the mystery of what happened to her boyfriend, Journey’s father. He is in jail for murder and it looks like he was not given a fair defense. Of course, her uncle has now started a forensics lab/club at her school and helps her out. This fact makes the story much more believable since even with google, I don’t think teens could solve crimes like murder. Although, teens these days are proving to be smarter than we can even imagine.
Although the teens are not to get involved while her uncle works on the case, the clues are pretty much handed to them and they are bound to solve this mystery while dodging their new creepy principal. This isn’t the only mystery surrounding the group. Spam and Lysa turn out to be the stars of this book when Spam’s boyfriend starts acting strangely, there is another twist. This is a pretty fast-paced and I now wonder if Journey was featured in first the book to give more on his background. Overall, this is a fun and quick read that will please mystery lovers.
– 12 Winners will receive a Copy of TO RIGHT THE WRONGS by Sheryl Scarborough.