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Ten years ago, Jessica’s mother was the first victim of the Magpie Man. If the police were better at their jobs, maybe she would have been the last. But instead, every nine months another victim was taken. He’s killed thirteen women and never left a single clue at the crime scene. But Jess knows he’s left clues somewhere. He’s someone’s boyfriend or brother or husband or son. Someone knows something.
With four months to go until the next murder, Jessica signs up for an Internet reality show which will live stream her life from 7 a.m. to midnight. The show’s producers probably think they’re going to exploit some fame-hungry teen with a tragic past and an emotional relationship with her broken father. But that isn’t anywhere near the truth. Jessica isn’t here for the fame. She’s here to catch a serial killer.
This YA thriller is everything the title suggests: a fast, edge-of-your-seat, OMG-why-are-you-taunting-the-serial-killer?!?! murder mystery. It is heart-pounding fun, pure and simple. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.