Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a dead body? That blurb definitely caught my attention. And I had high hopes for a good murder mystery in which three former friends revive their relationships as they seek out the killer of one of their classmates.
And overall, it was a good story. But I feel like parts of it dragged a bit, notably the beginning section as the plot is set up, and again at the end after things have resolved. However, the actual pursuit of the killer and the plot twists that get revealed along the way? These were excellent, and really kept me guessing. That being said, the bombshell that was dropped in the last couple of pages just made me roll my eyes. I definitely could have lived without that reveal.
I had my usual issues with teenagers who think that they can solve a murder on their own and don’t ever try to find an authority figure or other adult to help them, but that’s just something that you find in all books like this, so I’ll suspend my disbelief and let that one go. On the whole, this was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to fans of the genre.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a copy of this book for review.