Published: June 30, 2020
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What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons village of Herron Mills for a summer nanny gig, she has high hopes for a fresh start. What she finds instead is a community on edge after the disappearance of Zoe Spanos, a local girl who has been missing since New Year’s Eve. Anna bears an eerie resemblance to Zoe, and her mere presence in town stirs up still-raw feelings about the unsolved case. As Anna delves deeper into the mystery, stepping further and further into Zoe’s life, she becomes increasingly convinced that she and Zoe are connected—and that she knows what happened to her.
Two months later, Zoe’s body is found in a nearby lake, and Anna is charged with manslaughter. But Anna’s confession is riddled with holes, and Martina Green, teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast, isn’t satisfied. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if not, can Martina’s podcast uncover the truth?
Inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Kit Frick weaves a thrilling story of psychological suspense that twists and turns until the final page.
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Knowing that I had a recent love for mystery/psychological thrillers, a friend recommended I Killed Zoe Spanos to me. Not that long ago the two of us read another thriller as a buddy read and when she heard about this one she thought it would be another one the two of us would enjoy together. I can report she was right. Unfortunately I read way ahead of her because once I started I couldn’t seem to stop, but we both agreed this was definitely exactly what we were hoping for.
I Killed Zoe Spanos starts with Anna Ciccioni, a teenage girl from New York, that is moving to the Hamptons for the summer to nanny for a little girl. When Anna arrives in town she starts to notice people sometimes stare at her. She soon finds out she looks a lot like Zoe Spanos, a girl that was presumed dead around New Years when she went missing. As summer moves on Anna starts having memories of the town which is a place she has never been before. She isn’t sure what is going on, but with the help of a local teen journalist she is going to find out why she is having memories of a girl she never met and a town she has never been to before.
I had a lot of theories about I Killed Zoe Spanos while I was reading. And I loved that. I loved that it made me question what I thought I knew. It made me look at everything going on to try and figure it out. When I realized I was right about one part I was so happy, but another part I didn’t really see coming and that is what I love about a great mystery thriller. Anna was just as clueless as the rest of that and like her I really just wanted to know what happened. I also really liked the use of the podcast aspect. It reminded me of Sadie by Courtney Summers and I loved that book.
I can’t really say much about the specifics about I Killed Zoe Spanos. It’s hard to talk about without giving anything away. All I can tell you is if you like mystery and thrillers this should be on your TBR.