"At once fun, twisty and insightful, This Book Kills is a gripping murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat." Adiba Jaigirdar, YA Book Prize winning author of Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating There's a murderer on the loose in an elite boarding school... But who is going to be next? This Book Kills is the YA thriller of 2023, perfect for fans of Holly Jackson and Karen McManus.
"I'll make it clear from the start: I did not kill Hugh Henry Van Boren. I didn't even help. Well, not intentionally."
When Hugh Henry Van Boren, one of the most popular and richest kids in Jess Choudhary's school, is found dead, the student body is left reeling and wondering who the murderer could be... Jess, a student under strict instructions to keep her record clean or risk losing her scholarship, finds herself at the centre of the investigation when it's revealed that Hugh died in the exact same way as a character in a short story she wrote.
And then Jess receives an anonymous text thanking her for the inspiration.
With time running out, Jess knows if she doesn't solve this mystery she'll finally have something in common with Hugh Henry.
She'll be dead too.
At once fun, twisty, and insightful, This Book Kills is a gripping murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. --Adiba Jaigirdar, YA Book Prize winning author of Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating
Witty and fun, from a very accomplished voice, this school-set murder mystery is an exhilarating read, full of twists that the reader won't see coming. --The Bookseller
This Book Kills is an entertaining whodunnit with rich characters and laugh-out-loud one-liners you only want more of. Sure to be the year's outstanding debut thriller! - --Anika Hussain, author of This is How You Fall in Love
About the Author
A born and bred Londoner, Ravena writes MG and YA, usually featuring antiheroines or snarky narrators. Growing up she always read the last page of books first, but discovering Agatha Christie in her early teens stopped that habit, igniting a love of twisty murder-mysteries with jaw-dropping endings the reader never saw coming. Ravena is a lawyer with a degree in biochemistry, and hopes to use the knowledge gained from her experiences to plot the perfect murder (for a book, of course!). In her spare time, Ravena enjoys hiking in the great outdoors (though nothing too mountainous because she's very clumsy), baking cakes (that never rise) and falling asleep to her thousandth re-watch of Friends.