Swipe Right For Murder by Derek MilmanSwipe Right For Murder by Derek Milman

Swipe Right For Murder

byDerek MilmanForeword byJames Patterson

Hardcover | August 6, 2019

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An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller.

Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do--tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive...two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run--from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him--and especially from his own troubled past.

Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of the year.

*Entertainment Weekly's 15 Best YA Books of the Summer
*One of Most Anticipated Queer Books of 2019 (Hypable)
*One of Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YAs of 2019
*11 New YA Books to Get Excited About (Pure Wow)
*29 New LGBTQ+ YA Books To Add To Your Reading List (Pride.com)
*25 Awesome Queer YA Books To Preorder RIGHT NOW (Book Riot)
Derek Milman has worked as a playwright, screenwriter, film school teacher, DJ, and underground humor magazine publisher. A classically trained actor, he has performed on stages across the country and appeared in numerous TV shows, commercials, and films. Derek currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes full time. Swipe R...
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Title:Swipe Right For MurderFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.35 × 6.45 × 1.45 inShipping dimensions:9.35 × 6.45 × 1.45 inPublished:August 6, 2019Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316451061

ISBN - 13:9780316451062

Appropriate for ages: 15

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insane, intense and one hell of a ride! Wow! This was one hell of a crazy ride. Murder? Check! Mistaken Identity? Check! Cyber Terrorism? Check! Everyone being bat shit crazy? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!!! I was extremely excited to get my hands on an advanced copy of Swipe Right for Murder. Derek’s book, Scream All Night was a favorite of mine last year. It was fun, eccentric, heartfelt and hilarious. I really hadn’t expected to fall in love with it the way I did, so you can bet I was screaming a little inside when this book showed up in my mail. This is a complete departure from Derek’s debut novel, but he manages to still bring the heart and humor over – thank the book gods! We start out with our main character, Aidan – who is in the city (without parents) to get a heart test the next day. He meets up with his friends, they hang out a little and then call it a night but Aidan is restless and checks out Tinder. Meets with a guy from school, goes awkward and is a total bust but that doesn’t stop little hormone driven Aidan. He hits up Tinder once more and gets a hit. This time it’s a success and he hooks up with a much older man. Only problem is that the man he hooked up with gets killed in his room shortly after by a crazy cyber-terrorist group and they seem to think Aidan is involved in some really shady shit and they want some information or he’s probably not going to like the results – we know the drill. This book gets fast-paced really early on. I don’t want to give too much away because shit gets insane in this book. I just had such a freaking blast with it. You never knew where something was going from one minute to the next. I loved the ethical questions it posed in between, without being preachy. I certainly had to check myself a couple times when dealing with the homophobes in this story – I just got so angry about it all. You could almost sympathize with the terrorists at times. It was done in such an interesting way though – I know I’m being a little cryptic here but read it. You’ll know what I’m talking about then. This book isn’t the most realistic, so if that is going to bother you than maybe it won’t be for you but I can’t help but repeat how much flipping fun it is. Not everything has to be based in 100% reality and this was a balls-the-walls thriller with a fantastic protagonist – lots of characters to mistrust and side-eye at and even a wee little bit of romance (ok lustmance is probably a more accurate word). I’m super excited that Derek is being published under James Patterson Presents, they have been putting out some freaking amazing YA novels in the past couple years and I know this one is going to do well. I predict New York Times for this one! Go get yourself a copy – completely worth it.
Date published: 2019-08-13

From the Author

An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller. Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do--tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive...two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run--from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him--and especially from his own troubled past.Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of the year.*Entertainment Weekly's 15 Best YA Books of the Summer*One of Most Anticipated Queer Books of 2019 (Hypable)*One of Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YAs of 2019*11 New YA Books to Get Excited About (Pure Wow)*29 New LGBTQ+ YA Books To Add To Your Reading List (Pride.com)*25 Awesome Queer YA Books To Preorder RIGHT NOW (Book Riot)

Editorial Reviews

"With a narrative voice as witty as his situation is dire, Aidan is a remarkably sympathetic though unlikely action hero."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books