Since I am always looking for ways to bring books to my readers, I jumped at the chance to participate in the Release Day Blitz for Sheryl Scarborough’s new novel, To Catch a Killer. Thanks to the good people over at Tor Teen we are not only spotlighting the novel but giving away one copy of the book to a winner in the US or Canada.  More about that a little later.  First, let us take a closer look at To Catch a Killer and its author.

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to-catch-a-killerTo Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Series: Stand Alone

Publisher: Tor Teen (February 7, 2017)

Author Information: Website | Twitter 

Length: 320 pages

In this contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother.

Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, 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.

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scarboroughSheryl Scarborough worked as a story writer and series developer in children’s television before receiving her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College, where she studied under Rita Williams-Garcia, Tom Birdseye, and Susan Fletcher, among others.

She currently lives and works in Kalama, Washington. To Catch a Killer is her debut.

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With thanks to Tor Teen, this giveaway will be for one copy of To Catch a Killer. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and CANADA. To enter, check out the Rafflecopter giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected, then be notified by email of the great victory!

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  1. John Smith says:

    Well, I suspect the finest mystery ever is “The Nine Tailors” by Dorothy Sayers–but I’m sure this is very good!

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  2. My favorite mystery novel would have to be Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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  3. My favorite mystery would have to be Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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