Review and Blog Tour: I Killed Zoe Spanos
Title: I killed Zoe Spanos
Author: Kit Frick
Release Date: June 30th, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried… When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her. Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth? Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final page.
My Review: This was a dark twisty ya mystery and I really enjoyed it. I liked Anna as a main character This is told in alternating view points between the future and a podcast that serves to give us information about Zoe's disappearance. The multiple view points work really well in this book and give us just enough info to keep us hooked in the story. The writing style was great. I thought the characters all had some great layers to them. I really enjoyed unraveling the mystery. The only reason I knocked off a star was that the ending was a little too far fetched. It wasn't bad I just didn't love the ending. Overall though I definitely recommend.
About the Author: Kit Frick is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press and edits for private clients. She is the author of the young adult novels See All the Stars and All Eyes on Us, both from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, as well as the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs from New American Press. Her third YA thriller, I Killed Zoe Spanos, will release on June 30, 2020.
Prize: Win a copy of I KILLED ZOE SPANOS by Kit Frick (US Only)
Starts: 24th June 2020
Ends: 8th July 2020
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*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*