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It should have been you / Lynn Slaughter.

Slaughter, Lynn, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781624145353
  • ISBN: 1624145353
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2018.

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Summary, etc.: Seventeen-year-old Clara is just starting to recover from her piano prodigy twin's unsolved murder, for which she herself was a suspect. Her lifeline has become the advice column she writes for her high school newspaper. But then threatening e-mails begin arriving in her staff inbox. Convinced that her e-mail stalker blames her for her sister's death and is out for revenge, Clara undertakes her own investigation. But as she draws closer to the truth about her sister's life, she puts her own in grave danger. In the meantime, she falls hard for Ben, a new boy in school, who turns out to have a secret of his own. She also tries to help a reader involved in an abusive relationship, only to find herself a little too involved for her own good.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1
    Clara Seibert's identical twin sister, Moura, was murdered five months ago, and Clara is still a suspect in the unsolved crime. While the twins were not close (Moura was a piano prodigy about to leave for Juilliard, while Clara has no musical aptitude but a considerable talent for journalism), Clara and her family are still reeling. Then Clara, who runs the school newspaper's advice column, starts getting threatening e-mails (such as the book's title) and finds herself needing to take an active role in the murder investigation. Slaughter creates a tidily constructed murder mystery, adds a conventional romance, and offers glimpses into the pressure-cooker environment of elite classical music. The adherence to mystery formulas provides a comfortable, often predictable rhythm, but the main drawback here is that the teen dialogue, actions, and even thought processes feel like those of an adult. Clara is far more grounded and organized than most teens, which might work if other teen characters were more convincingly adolescent. Still, teen classical musicians will enjoy seeing themselves portrayed in a positive light. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lynn Slaughter has a passion for dance and music—from Frank Sinatra to Chopin—and her first book, While I Danced, was a finalist in the 2015 EPIC competitionin the Young Readers category. After a long career as a professional dancer, she earned her MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. She and her husband live in Louisville, Kentucky. You can visit her at and follow her on Twitter @lslaughter2.

Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Sisters > Death > Juvenile fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Juvenile fiction.
Advice columnists > Juvenile fiction.
High school students > Juvenile fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Romance fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
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