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I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Three Drops of Blood by Gretchen McNeil
Published by Disney-Hyperion on March 21, 2023
Genres: YA Thriller
Source: the publisher
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it:Goodreads, https://books2read.com/ThreeDropsOfBlood
A Good Girls Guide to Murder meets Hitchcock in this novelfrom celebrated author Gretchen McNeil. A mundane office job takes a dark turn when a girl witnesses a double murder through the window.
Being an actress, Kate is no stranger to drama. And when her chance at a leading role gets cancelled, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her acting career back on track even if that means getting a boring office job at her best friend’s father’s law firm so she can prove to her parents she can to support herself rather than go back to high school. Now, rather than living life on the big screen, she is stuck filing mundane contracts and watching the people in the office across from hers live their equally boring lives.
But when Kate sees things heat up between a woman and her assistant, her new source of entertainment take a turn for the worse when she witnesses a double murder. Now, she must get anyone to believe her and find out who this mystery woman is to get answers. But as she learns more and more about the circumstances leading to the gruesome act, she begins to realize there is a bigger mystery under the surface…
In this voyeuristic thriller filled with twists and turns, can Kate get anyone to believe her before she becomes the next victim?
I am a big fan of Gretchen McNeil, and so was excited to read her latest YA thriller. I liked the main character, and I think that the mystery was definitely intriguing as well. It seemed to take a little while to get to it though. But once it did there was so much going on, and so many people making Kate doubt what she saw that it even made me start wondering if she was going to be an unreliable narrator. It also seemed like the mystery, the murder, had nothing to do with Kate other than where she was located. Just that she saw it happen in the building across from where she worked.
However as the story went on, the location had some actual interesting surprises about it. And as the really dangerous part of the story began to unfold we learned that maybe there was more to the whole mystery that did relate more to Kate and her life. I liked how the author had those things sprinkled in at the right moments in the end to make the story even more exciting.
The romance aspect could have used a little bit more detail maybe, and her best friend was not really as great a friend from the way she behaved. Those two characters made it a little bit less of a perfect story for me. But it was obvious how they did fit into the story with the issues they caused. Overall another good book by McNeil, and I do look forward to more in the future!
About the Author
Gretchen McNeil is the author of #MurderTrending, #MurderFunding, #NoEscape, I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Possess, 3:59, Relic, and Ten which was adapted as the Lifetime original movie Ten: Murder Island in 2017, as well as Get Even and Get Dirty, adapted as the series “Get Even” which is currently streaming worldwide on BBC iPlayer and Netflix. You can find her online at www.GretchenMcNeil.com, on Instagram @Gretchen_McNeil, and on Twitter @GretchenMcNeil.
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I like that it has some surprises in it. Terrific review, Lisa.
I really like Gretchen McNeil as well. This sounds like fun!
It was good, hope you get to read it soon!
Great review Lisa! I’m wondering what makes a book a YA thriller versus simply a thriller? Is it the age of the central characters or?
I think it is mostly the age of the characters. Possible book length as well?
Ooh! I am so happy that you mostly enjoyed this one. Sometimes when books are slow to start it can turn me off, so I will keep in mind that it is going to pick up. 🙂
It picked up and definitely got me into it as it got going. Hope you read it soon and enjoy it!