It should have been you / Lynn Slaughter.

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      Summary: Seventeen-year-old Clara is just starting to recover from her piano prodigy twin's unsolved murder, for which she herself was a suspect. Her lifeline has become the advice column she writes for her high school newspaper. But then threatening e-mails begin arriving in her staff inbox. Convinced that her e-mail stalker blames her for her sister's death and is out for revenge, Clara undertakes her own investigation. But as she draws closer to the truth about her sister's life, she puts her own in grave danger. In the meantime, she falls hard for Ben, a new boy in school, who turns out to have a secret of his own. She also tries to help a reader involved in an abusive relationship, only to find herself a little too involved for her own good.
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      SLAUGHTER, L. It should have been you. [s. l.]: Page Street Publishing Co., 2018. ISBN 9781624145353. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Slaughter L. It Should Have Been You. Page Street Publishing Co.; 2018. Accessed August 13, 2020.
    • APA:
      Slaughter, L. (2018). It should have been you. Page Street Publishing Co.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Slaughter, Lynn. 2018. It Should Have Been You. Page Street Publishing Co.
    • Harvard:
      Slaughter, L. (2018) It should have been you. Page Street Publishing Co. Available at: (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Slaughter, L 2018, It should have been you, Page Street Publishing Co., viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Slaughter, Lynn. It Should Have Been You. Page Street Publishing Co., 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Slaughter, Lynn. It Should Have Been You. Page Street Publishing Co., 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Slaughter L. It should have been you [Internet]. Page Street Publishing Co.; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 November #1

Clara Seibert's identical twin sister, Moura, was murdered five months ago, and Clara is still a suspect in the unsolved crime. While the twins were not close (Moura was a piano prodigy about to leave for Juilliard, while Clara has no musical aptitude but a considerable talent for journalism), Clara and her family are still reeling. Then Clara, who runs the school newspaper's advice column, starts getting threatening e-mails (such as the book's title) and finds herself needing to take an active role in the murder investigation. Slaughter creates a tidily constructed murder mystery, adds a conventional romance, and offers glimpses into the pressure-cooker environment of elite classical music. The adherence to mystery formulas provides a comfortable, often predictable rhythm, but the main drawback here is that the teen dialogue, actions, and even thought processes feel like those of an adult. Clara is far more grounded and organized than most teens, which might work if other teen characters were more convincingly adolescent. Still, teen classical musicians will enjoy seeing themselves portrayed in a positive light. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 October #5

This solid mystery from Slaughter (While I Danced) opens with the murder of Clara Seibert's twin sister, Moura, a piano prodigy. Plenty of people think Clara did it—including the girls' mother—since the sisters were heard arguing before the murder, and Clara was the only one home at the time of the killing. As Clara's family falls apart and her reputation suffers, the only thing keeping the high school senior sane is her work as an advice columnist for her school newspaper. After Clara starts receiving anonymous threats at school from someone who thinks that she was responsible for Moura's murder, she reaches out to her sister's friends and music rivals, hoping that she can figure out who could have wanted the talented Moura dead—before they come for Clara, too. Clara's voice and internal conflict feel authentic, and the contentious relationship between the sisters is equally believable. Although the novel doesn't push the envelope much, Slaughter successfully highlights the dangers of abusive relationships; fans of the genre will find much to enjoy in this thriller. Ages 12–up. Agent: Katie Shea Boutillier, Donald Maass Literary. (Jan.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.