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Blood on My Hands (Thrillogy #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  1,081 ratings  ·  141 reviews
A powerful and uncompromising thriller – not for the faint-hearted.

Some girls are glamorous, beautiful … and deadly. Found kneeling by a dead body, with a bloody knife in her hand can only mean Callie Carson is guilty of the brutal murder of Katherine Remington – can’t it? Joining the in-crowd is tough; leaving is a killer.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Walker & Company (first published September 28th 2010)
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Despair Speaking

I had decided to read this because Wish You Were Dead had some interesting twists and I had thought this book would be the same and even hoped it was actually better.

But it's worse.

Callie is an idiot. I sincerely felt no sympathy. She has no common sense. I wanted to smash her head in after reading the part where she, not only MISTOOK Katherine lying down bloody with a knife on her as a prank, she also HAD to pick it up even after finding out that Katherine was dead. Is she that retarded? Yo
3.5 stars

I really liked the story, but the characters disappointed me. I liked the Callie, the main protagonist a lot in the beginning. I feel like I understood her action and the decisions she made because it was a highly emotional and shocking time for her. But my patience and understanding quickly wore thin. I feel like she made some glaringly stupid choices, not just after she was accused of murder, but even before it. The parts of the story retelling past events made me see her as weak and
This just didn't work for me. I really should have abandoned it a few chapters in, but my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to find out who the killer was. (It wasn't who I expected, but that doesn't make up for the story overall.)

The writing was so disjointed--it skipped through time every chapter (present tense vs. past tense). While this created suspense and kept me reading, it also felt very uneven because I just wanted the writing style to be consistent.

Callie's flight from the po
2 stars - YA Horror

This is an honest and highly subjective review, proceed with caution. You have been warned.

One thing in this book that had my interest is the plot - Who/why killed the victim, the mystery and the suspense. That was why I stuck, stayed and finished it. I could've DNF this book because the rest of the story though... was shite.

Let's rant. Woot woot!

Especially the main character. Reading those flashbacks were excruciating because there, you learnt about the heroine and she was th
Emory Holzer
I loved this book. It was so suspenseful, and I was always on the edge of my seat. I think this book is good for anyone who likes mysteries. Throughout the book there were flashbacks that led up to the reveal of the real killer.
In the beginning Callie decides to go to a party. While she is at the party she realizes that her friend Katherine is missing. Dakota, her other friend, tells her to go look behing the dugout. When she gets there she sees Katherine on the ground dead. She tries to feel if
Ian Goldberg
Blood on My Hands was a very good book. It had lots of suspense. I couldn't stop reading it. It had a really good plot. The ending was great because I didn't expect it.
The book was about a girl named Callie. She was friends with a bunch of popular girls at her school. She was at a party when one of her friends tells her to look for another girl who has been gone a while. She goes looking for her and she finds her dead body. Someone murdered her. It is dark and she can't see that well. She sees
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Stephanie (the nerdy princess)
Katherine the high school queen bee is stabbed and killed during a party and "ex friend" Callie is at the crime seen holding the knife and hoving above katherine's dead body. Someone who showed up at the sceen takes a picture of callie holding the knife which sends callie on the run from the police to prove her innocence.

After everything that katerine has done to callie, callie isnt to upset over the death but is not going to let someone frame her for the murder. she has to figure out a plan and
Why I decided to read this book:
I decided to read this book because I like crime/mystery books as they really interests as because they get my mind very involved with the story.

Which category on the bingo this book completes:
A book written with a female main character.

What I liked about this book:
I liked how this book hooks you into never wanting to out it down in the very first sentence, the mystery of what has happened is not revealed to the very end changing your thoughts of what's going on s
Sophie Henderson
I decided to read this book because the cover court my eye when I was trying to find a book to read from the school library. I also enjoy reading crime books. This book fits into the category on the bingo book as a book written in 2011. My favorite quote from the book is ''in fact do me a favor, okay?'' because in the end that seems to be why there was blood on Callie's hands because of a little favor. My favorite character from this book is Callie because she not afraid to speak the truth. The ...more
Ursula Clancy
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SOOOOOO GOOD. I love this Thrilogy so much. Todd Strasser is a GENIUS! These books are so AMAZING! This was the book I read last in the Thrilogy and I had already noticed a pattern linking Wish You Were Dead and Kill You Last and I was hoping that this wouldn't be as similar otherwise it would be easy to work out, but it wasn't the same at all. IT WAS SO DIFFERENT AND AMAZING! I am so pleased with this book and couldn't put it down. I read it rea ...more
This book is about a mystery of some high school students, they go to this alcohol related party and one goes through the woods so others follow her. Callie, the one who found this IT girl, finds her and picks up the bloody knife. IT girls are like a group in high school, they are the “popular” girls. Callie was once friends with this IT girl but she would never do anything to hurt her physically or emotionally. So, Callie goes through many feelings and stories from other people and tries to fin ...more
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Julia Grace
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I'm on page 85. This book is really good so far. It's about a girl named Callie and she found one of her friends body behind a dugout at a party in the woods. Her name was Katherine and her best friend was Dakota. Dakota told Callie that everyone was looking for Katherine and told her to look behind the dugout. Callie went and found her and was felling her pulse to see if she was still alive but Callie found the knife that was stabbed in her. Dakota and her friends show up right after she found ...more
Angiee Hammad
Honestly, I've never read a book before that's gotten me this mad. It's amazing how people could forgive easily, yes, but it's extremely shocking when it comes to WHO did it. Wow, seriously wow. Amazing job, Todd. He made every page seem as exciting as the other , it was a brave act of me to stay two seconds away from this book because seriously, WOW. GENIUS. Yes, I had a feeling I knew who the killer was but just doubting that very person got me to tears every time.. Such a shock.. And yet, I'm ...more
Callie Carson comes upon the body of Katherine Remington-Day, the queen mean girl in town. She reaches down and pulls out the knife that was protruding from the girl's stomach. Someone yells "you killed her" and a lot of people start taking pictures with their cell phones. Callie runs and begins a terrifying search for the person who committed the murder and to clear her own name. This was an OK book. There were a lot of things that didn't make sense for someone to do but all in all it was a pre ...more
Callie finds her Katherine's body and discovers that her friend has been murdered. Moments later her classmates flood around her and find her holding the weapon in her hand and snap photos of her to post and spread online. Callie decides to run because the photos all point to her being the murderer. She sets out to discover the real murderer whilst trying to avoid being recognised by the public and avoid capture by the authorities.

The book was great at being suspenseful, hopping between the tim
Paula  Phillips
Wanting a novel that keeps you in suspense as we try and discover who the killer is and why the number #1 suspect is being framed ?
Blood on my hands , in many ways reminded me of plots that I have read a thousand times ( due to being such a huge reader) -though this is not to say I don't enjoy the plot in other novels . The rich, popular girl -the one everyone wants to be like is found murdered . The new girl in the group , the one with a dodgy past finds her and ends up being the number #1 sus
Callie hat Katherine nur gefunden – sie war bereits tot. Dummerweise griff sie reflexartig nach dem Messer; was ihre Mitschüler dachten, als sie sie so fanden, ist klar. Gerade mit Callies Hintergrund – immerhin prügelte ihr Bruder ihnen Vater fast zu Tode – wirkt sie verdächtig, sie flüchtet. Irgendwie muss sie beweisen, dass sie unschuldig ist, doch wer war es dann? Sie kann es nur vermuten und Beweise sammeln, Verdächtige gibt es dafür viele, allen voran Kaherines Freund-Feindin Dakota. Hilfe ...more
Ms. Yingling
Callie is at a kegger when she finds the dead body of her arch nemesis, Katherine. In a panic, she kneels by it and touches the knife that killed the girl. Unfortunately, Dakota is there with her cell phone and snaps a picture.

After Callie's brother beat their father almost to death, Callie's family has fallen apart. The only thing keeping her going was her boyfriend, Slade, who is in the army but not being shipped out because of a knee problem. But because of Katherine's evil machinations, the
Lauren (Lauren Reads YA)
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Blood On My Hands is a YA murder mystery novel that constantly keeps you in suspense as we try to find out who the killer is, and why our main character, the #1 suspect is being framed.

Although I really enjoyed this book, it wasn’t anything new to me. It’s actually quite cliché. The most popular and rich girl in school is murdered, and the one friend with the fucked up family and dodgy past is the number #1 suspect. It doesn’t take long
Kirsty (overflowing library)
Blood on her hands is a really gripping read. I devoured it in the space of 2 or three hours in one sitting and really enjoyed it.

If I had to say what book this is most like I would say it is like a slightly younger Lois Duncan mixed with a teen horror flick. It's not too gory and has loads of suspense and mystery that keeps you both engaged and guessing throughout the entire book.

The story starts quite dramatically. Callie is found with a knife in her hand standing over a girl who has been sta
Maria Gallo
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The cover:

This is the UK cover, and for some reasons, I like it better than the US cover, probably because Wish You Were Dead’s, the previous book’s, UK cover is way prettier than the US one. Although, the US one makes more sense….

The storyline:

This story has less horror in it than the previous book but way more suspense. I was holding my breath all the time because I knew something bad was going to happen.

The mystery in this story was the number one thing that kept me reading, it was a great jo
Brenna{#1 Hg Fan!}

Movie Rating: PG-13 for violence, language, and questionable material
Book Rating: @@
Swearing: couple uses of d**n and maybe h**l
Inappropriate Scenes: one girl sends a boy a nude photo and says she's messing around with him
# of Pages: 288 (hardcover)
Genre: YA Thriller
Publisher: Egmont USA

I really enjoyed Mr. Stasser's first book in the 'Thrillogy' Wish You Were Dead. However, Blood on My Hands sadly lacked the talent that was in the first one.
There was qui
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Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
The first thing I have to say is about the cover. It is the only reason I picked it up, that and the title. I was roaming around my public library and the title caught my eye and then the cover made me get it.

Moving on, I read maybe 70 pages and immediately wrote in my notes:

So far, very three star-y.

It was, and it got worse.

First of all, how stupid do you have to be to look for a pulse, find none, but still take the knife to see if it is fake. Really? If I had seen a dead body, fake or not, at
Brian Duignan
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The book I read was Blood on my Hands by Todd Strasser. This book was a Murder Mystery. This book is about a girl named Callie who got accused for murder. In the beginning at high school party, Katherine was missing. While everyone was looking for her, Callie saw her at the baseball field on the ground. She saw a knife wedged into her side and thought it must be fake. So Callie pulled it out to realize it wasn’t fake. When people saw this they snapped a picture o
Jennifer Wardrip
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Having just finished reading Todd Strasser's IF I GROW UP to my 8th graders, I was excited to read another one of his books. BLOOD ON MY HANDS is the second book in what is described as a "thrill"-ogy that began with WISH YOU WERE DEAD.

Callie seems to have been caught red-handed, knife in hand, bent over the body of Katherine Remington-Day. Someone in the crowd that gathered snapped a picture of Callie holding the murder weapon, and
I loved this book! It had me at the edge of my seat trying to find out who the killer is. Blood on My Hands was a great book. The entire book I was thinking of who all the clues were leading up to to find Katherine Remington, but every time I thought it was a character some new evidence came out proving it wasn't them. Blood on My hands is about a girl named Kathrine Remington that gets murdered on a trail. Dakota Jenkins told Callie to go to a the trail because some one "wanted to see her," but ...more
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Todd Strasser is an American author of more than 130 young-adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T.S.Rue

Todd was born in New York City. When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York (Long Island). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His bes
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Thrillogy (3 books)
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  • Kill You Last (Thrillogy, #3)
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