The Next to Die

The Next to Die Review

The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a disturbing tale of psychological suspense and obsession that hits at the heart of some of our most precious relationships.

What if having a best friend could put you in the crosshairs of a killer?

A psychopath the police have dubbed “Billy Dead Mates” is targeting pairs of best friends, and killing them one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.

For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or figure out what the white books symbolize and why the killer leaves them behind. The police are on edge; the public in a panic. Then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward. What she reveals shocks the investigators and adds another troubling layer to an already complex case.

Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did last year. Was the stranger Billy, and is he targeting her—or is it something more nefarious? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how—and why—could Billy Dead Mates want to target her? If it’s not her, then who will be the next to die?

Sophie Hannah raises the stakes with each successive page in this haunting and twisting thriller that reaffirms her place as one of today’s most talented suspense writers.

Title:The Next to Die
Edition Language:English

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    The Next to Die Reviews

  • Liz Barnsley

    First of all I really need to just point out how in awe I am of the devilishly devious, twistedly brilliant force of Sophie Hannah’s plotting. Like no other. Agatha Christie would have writers envy...

  • Linda Strong

    Billy Dead Mates is a new serial killer in town. He targets pairs of best friends. Each is given a small white book sometimes weeks before they die. He kills one, then he kills their best friend.So fa...

  • JuJu (Julie)

    Interesting with an original storyline, but a little too drawn out. Chapter one held so much promise. I was sucked right in and thought this was going to be one of those books I just couldn’t put do...

  • Hayley

    I've read a lot of Sophie Hannah's books and have found they get more and more outlandish but this one is just unbelievable,I'm incredulous that anyone can go along with this utterly ludicrous plot an...

  • Dee

    I'm pretty used to crime novels having implausible endings, and normally it doesn't bother me as I figure if I've enjoyed 95% of a book, I've got my money's worth. This one, however, might be the stup...

  • Kristy

    Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck finds the interaction strange when she receives a little white book at a gig while on tour. But it only becomes truly significant when she realizes, much later, that the...

  • Christine

    I’m a huge fan of Sophie Hannah. I just adore the Culver Valley series or as I call it ‘Simon and Charlie’. It is everything I want from a read; clever, articulate, hilarious and utterly addicti...

  • Linda Strong

    3.5 StarsBilly Dead Mates is a new serial killer in town. He targets pairs of best friends. Each is given a small white book sometimes weeks before they die. He kills one, then he kills their best fri...

  • Laura

    Reviewed on www.snazzybooks.com I couldn't wait to read The Narrow Bed, the 10th in the Spilling CID series - and (unlike a lot of other things that have taken place over the last week) I sure as hell...

  • Heidi

    I love books that feature unusual protagonists, so this one fitted right into that category. Kim Tribbeck is a stand-up comedian who, like most comedians, has a dark side, and some unusual quirks. I l...