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. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.Flora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. When she gets a midnight call from her terrified ex-girlfriend Ava, she doesn’t hesitate…and arrives just in time to see Ava bleed out in a dark alleyway.

Determined to do something, Flora sets out on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killers were never found. Her tunnel-vision 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: 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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“In her gripping debut, Schachte merges the spirit of Nancy Drew with modern-day sensibilities: Flora’s intrepid drive for justice is keyed to intense vulnerability and lingering trauma.”

Publishers Weekly

“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... This is an addictive page-turner for YA mystery fans, especially those looking for a Veronica Mars-like read."—Booklist

"This read would suit a...young adult who welcomes a tumultuous ride and eventual heartbreak."—BCCB

"The treatment of the subjects of trust and emotional vulnerability between friends adds an extra dimension."—Kirkus Reviews

“A serrated, black-lipsticked Nancy Drew, You’re Next is a tantalizing neo-noir joyride."

Derek Milman, author of Swipe Right for Murder

"Get your popcorn ready because You're Next is compelling as hell.”

Stephanie Tromly, author of the Trouble Is a Friend of Mine trilogy

"With a sharp-edged, savvy heroine and a plot that twists and digs, You're Next is both a page-turning thriller and the witty, authentic story of a teenage girl forging her own identity. Kylie Schachte has crafted a debut that will pull you into the dark from start to finish."—Hannah Capin, author of Foul is Fair

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