“A twisty, cold-case mystery custom made for fans of Sara Shepard, PLL and Veronica Mars! The edge-of-your-seat plot, sinister backstory and smart, brave and irreverent main character made this whodunit unputdownable.”―Justine Magazine

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case―which remains unsolved―fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 7, 2017 by Tor Teen
ISBN-10: 0765381915
ISBN-13: 9780765381910
2 Book Reviews
  • amberleyarmy
    amberleyarmyFriday, July 5, 2019 at 7:26 am
    Full of suspense and action. All my friends had recommended it to me and I read it . It's one of my favorites.
    • abarton050
      abarton050Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:43 am55 stars
      This book is a thriller with suspense and mystery you will be at the end of your seat. Erin Blake is a normal teenage girl on the outside but on the inside she is the girl who survived 3 days along the dead corpse of her mother. When Erin,s mother was took to the grave the identity of her father was taken along with her. Erin is desperate to find out who her father is and the Biology teacher wants to have a forensic lab that the police department, Erin seeks the help of Mrs.P to run a DNA test on 3 people who could possibly be her father, what she does not know is the killer has been watching her, Erin told Mrs.p she would drop off the DNA samples of the 3 men but when she gets there the door is open and she goes to check it out as soon as she is by the door she smells the putrid smell of blood she continues though the door to see Mrs.P dead. Turning around Erin sees the boy she crushes darting through Mrs.p's yard. The police arrive and take her too the station where she practicality grew up for her statement. When Erin's adoptive mother ( also Erin's mom best friend) gets there to take her home she sees Journey in cuffs walking toward the interrogation room being led by cops. When Erin eventually goes back to school Journey confronts her and tells her that his dad is in prison for murder but he was dropping off an old toothbrush to see if the DNA matches the DNA at the murder scene. Journey and Erin eventually start dating as they work together with Lysa and Spam Erin's 2 best friends. Working together they figure out who the murder is and almost die because they get caught in a trap. The killer is put behind bars. Putting the killer behind bars is hard for Erin because she has known the person for almost her whole life. The killer is not who you think he is you will be surprised. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and suspense . Read to catch a killer to find out who the killers identity is. (Updated about 5 minutes ago)