Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
Hello, my name is Cora. I’m in 8th grade and some of my favorite things to do, besides reading, are playing soccer and skiing.
Freshman year, Brynn left The Anderson school shortly after a teacher was killed in the woods behind school property.
The case was never solved.
It’s now senior year. Brynn is back home, landing her dream job as an amateur detective for a true crime show, and she’s determined to find out what really happened that day in the woods. But the further Brynn digs into the case, the more secrets she finds.
Mr. Larkin’s body was found shortly after the death by three Saint Ambrose students, including Brynn’s old best friend, Tripp Talbot, and former enemies Shane and Charlotte. They all claim to have stumbled on Mr. Larkin, while working on a school project, before alerting the police. Besides having found the body, these three have mostly avoided scrutiny from everyone, and are presumed innocent. But if Brynn knows Tripp, she also knows he’s one to keep secrets, and always seems to know more than he’s telling. Tripp was never friends with Shane and Charlotte until after the day in the woods. What changed?
Mr. Larkin always seemed to be everyone’s favorite teacher, but someone is defacing posters of him right before his memorial. As Brynn digs deeper, it emerges that he may have had a slippery past, with several people having a motive to kill him. Maybe he isn’t as respected as we thought, or the person he appeared to be.
The scariest part is: what if the killer never left?
I really enjoyed this book because the story was so captivating, and the characters were so likable and well developed. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in mystery books.