1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $35.00

Buy for $35.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Instant Number-One New York Times Best Seller

From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly - and fatally - wrong.

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. 

Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up...again. 

So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say...until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school - and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something. 

Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?  

Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us Is Lying TV series, now streaming on NBC's Peacock! 

©2021 Karen M. McManus (P)2021 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

 "With fast pacing and her signature flair for the dramatic, McManus weaves a masterful tale of secrets, lies, and twisted intentions that will be sure to keep readers guessing whodunit, from start to finish." (Booklist, Starred review)

"A master of the teen thriller delivers again." (Kirkus Reviews)

"...a believable, pulse-pounding thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about You'll Be the Death of Me

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    182
  • 4 Stars
    100
  • 3 Stars
    39
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    212
  • 4 Stars
    55
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    154
  • 4 Stars
    76
  • 3 Stars
    41
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

An Enjoyable Read

I enjoyed this book, though I didn't think it was quite as good as the others I have read from this author. It is similar in feel to "One of Us" but the pace is much slower and it's not got as much action. Additionally, she always does a great job with a rather large "cast of characters" but I had trouble keeping all the voices and stories straight for about the first quarter of the novel.

Overall, it was an easy, fast read and I liked it. It could have been shorter and less drawn-out. The Audible narrators, especially the female talent, did a great job reading the story, too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Tried too hard

The hardest part for me was any time Ivy’s parts came up because the narrator was so over the top with her inflections. It really put me out of the story. I’ve listened to other books by this author and would not suggest this one to a friend at all. Better off with One of Us is Lying (though One of Us is Next is a subpar sequel too).

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I wanted to like this so much more…

I was a huge fan of One of Us is Lying and One of us is Next. I wanted to like this so much, but it was boring until about the last 1/4 of the book. The author also seems to recycle character names between her books, as well as story ideas. They all kind of run together only this was not as exciting as the aforementioned. It was just okay, maybe I will try listening again when I have free time.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!

Great book, kept me engaged throughout. Never knew could figure out who "D" was. Author did a great job of keeping that a secret until it was time.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not her best storyline.

Not her best work. Storyline absurd at times. Characters whiney throughout. I really wanted to like it, but didnt.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

You’ll Be the Death of Me is amazing. I listened this book in less in a week and love every minute. I love Karen M. McManus’ books.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good twist good fast read

Easy ready, fast paced thriller. Enjoyed it and the twists. Recommend if you liked authors other books

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

McManus' best work so far

Karen M McManus does a perfect job giving the reader enough information to speculate, but not enough to guess the truth. She knows right where to end a chapter. This was true for One of Us is Lying, and all her other books. That last chapter was perfect. Can't wait for the next book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Kept me guessing till the end!

Great performance and the story wasn’t obvious. I loved it and hope there’s a second one on the way!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

last minute twist

good characters that are relatable. and one last twist at the end. good story