Kit Frick Sets a New Standard for Electrically Charged YA Thrillers | Review: I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

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Okay, Kit Frick. I SEE YOU. I Killed Zoe Spanos is, hands down, one of the very best young adult thrillers I've ever read. (It is now tied with Abigail Haas' Dangerous Girls.) And it soothes my Veronica Mars rewatch hangover beautifully.

I Killed Zoe Spanos 
by Kit Frick

This gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost.

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?


I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
Rating: ★★★★★

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.    

(This was originally scheduled as part of TFFBC's blog tour.) Most of my thoughts over I Killed Zoe Spanos boil down to one word: DAMN. Or... dang.  Maybe, wow? I'm honestly screaming about it right now. My dogs look a little concerned about my well being and at this point, I'm certain I've now woke up nearly every neighbor in the area dead or alive.

Which  isn't a bad thing because everyone needs to read this book immediately, zombie or not, and I'm willing to take one for the team and let everyone know. Join me. It'll be like a gang of werewolves howling at the moon but a little less hairy and the howling is less aggressive. (But still fearful, don't get me wrong. You should absolutely be scared into reading this book.)

Listen, I don't have to change my hobby to 'yelling about I Killed Zoe Spanos into my pillow'--I want to.

On the topic of wants/needs: I definitely need to get my hands on Kit Frick's other books because, wow, this one blow me away. I Killed Zoe Spanos is one of the most dazzling thrillers I've had the pleasure of reading this year and I could not get enough of it. A good thriller makes the wheels of your mind frantically turn and try to piece together the bigger picture--I Killed Zoe Spanos accomplished this immediately and never truly slowed down.

Finishing this book was the only letdown Frick provides readers. Although I wanted to know the resolution to the central mysteries, I Killed Spanos was something I didn't want to end. I highly recommend picking this novel up as quickly as possible!


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