Nothing More to Tell
By Karen M. McManus
What it’s about?
True crime can leave a false trail.
Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favourite teacher. The case was never solved, but she’s sure that the three kids who found Mr. Larkin’s body know more than they’re telling, especially her ex-best friend Tripp Talbot. He’s definitely hiding something.
When Brynn gets an internship working on a popular true-crime show, she decides to investigate what really happened that day in the woods. But the further she dives into the past, the more secrets she finds.
Four years ago someone got away with murder. Now it’s time to uncover the truth . . .
What I think:
I really enjoyed this YA thriller. Karen M McManus has not let me down yet.
Brynn is a great protagonist. She is hardworking and passionate, determined and stubborn. And yet she is always willing to accept her mistakes and try and learn from them.
The plot is compelling – who doesn’t love unsolved true crime at the moment and there are plenty of twists along the way to keep you guessing. The investigation gets far more complex that Brynn could first imagine and she finds herself in a position where people she cares about may get hurt.
I enjoyed the friendship between Tripp and Brynn lot. There is a lot of warmth and humour as they reconnect and overcome some of the misunderstandings of the past and present. The dual POV works really well and the character’s voices are clear and distinct.
The book really shows how your perception of people, especially your parents and teachers, when you are young can be so different from the reality of their complex adult lives. Brynn and Tripp both learn how wrong their assumptions can be.
If you’re a fan of McManus’ previous books then you will definitely enjoy this. Great reading.