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Callie is at an October keg party in the woods, when she notices that her friend Katherine has gone missing. The kids spread out to look for her and Callie finds her, lying on a path, with a big, bloody fake knife in her. She reaches for the knife and raises it, only to discover, to her horror, that it is real. At that moment, another of the search party stumbles on them, ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by EgmontUSA (first published September 1st 2010)
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Veronica Morfi
Jun 24, 2015 Veronica Morfi rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

This is the second standalone installment in Todd Strasser's Thrillogy and this was my favorite out of all three stories. Blood on my Hands is the story of Callie. One night she is at a party and notices that Katherine, a friendenemy of hers is nowhere to be found, so she decides to start looking. What she finds is her lifeless body with a knife sticking out of it. Without thinking she picks up the knife and that's the moment when everyone from the party finds her. Holding a bloody kn
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Despair Speaking
Dec 12, 2012 Despair Speaking rated it did not like it
Ugh.

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
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Mateja
Dec 13, 2014 Mateja rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
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
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Allison Kirchoff
Oct 21, 2015 Allison Kirchoff rated it liked it
Blood on my Hands is a book about a girl named Callie who was accused of a crime she didn't commit. When she finds her friend Katherine dead and picks up the knife that was used to kill her, everyone thinks that she murdered her and took her picture. Callie doesn't want to be arrested for something she didn't do, so she goes on the run. With the help of her ex-boyfriend, Slade, Callie sets out to find Katherine's real murderer. Callie has to keep disguising herself and hide from the police as sh ...more
Tiffany
Oct 09, 2014 Tiffany rated it it was ok
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
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Reie
Dec 04, 2014 Reie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
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
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Emory Holzer
May 30, 2012 Emory Holzer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4th-quarter, mystery
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
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Ian Goldberg
Apr 11, 2012 Ian Goldberg rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4th-quarter, crime
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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Michael
May 23, 2012 Michael rated it it was ok
Shelves: 4th-quarter
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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
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Ari
Oct 10, 2011 Ari rated it really liked it
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
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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
Averie Marin
Nov 12, 2015 Averie Marin rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it keeps your attention fully when you read it .
Kerstin Stutzke
Dec 09, 2015 Kerstin Stutzke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die 17-jährige Callie hatte es in letzter Zeit nicht leicht. Sie würde fast alles tun, um weiterhin zur beliebtesten Clique ihrer Schule zu gehören, was in ihrer Situation mehr als verständlich ist, hat doch vor nicht allzu langer Zeit ihr eigener Bruder den Vater angegriffen. Dieser überlebte zwar, ist jedoch auf permanente Pflege angewiesen. Um diesen Ruf entgegenzuwirken, opfert Callie eine Menge, um weiterhin mit Katherine, der Anführerin jener Clique, befreundet zu sein.


Dennoch kommt es ver
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Musicgurl8192
Nov 10, 2015 Musicgurl8192 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't bad, the mystery was interesting, quick to read and I appreciated it because there were certain aspects of it that were different then other books these days. What left me disappointed was that it didn't feel much like a thriller to me. On the back of the book it says,
"A POWERFUL AND UNCOMPROMISING THRILLER
NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED"
that feels like an over-statement after reading the book because it felt like a mild thriller. Rather tame. There wasn't one moment where I was.. th
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Christine (KizzieReads)
Feb 14, 2016 Christine (KizzieReads) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
Totally unexpected ending. Didn't see it coming. I thought it was a really good page turner. Just had a problem with one bit at the very first of the book. A little bit did not make sense but it all turned out good.
Ursula Clancy
Aug 03, 2014 Ursula Clancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, sets
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
Jenna W
Apr 30, 2015 Jenna W rated it it was amazing
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Blood on my Hands
Summary: A girl named Katherine was killed at the park. Callie (her best friend) found her and saw something next to her. She picked it up and realized it was a knife. These two other girls were walking by and thought that Callie killed Katherine. The girls took at picture and reported it to the police.
The police have been searching for Callie for a couple of days. Callie wants to go and tell the truth but her brother tried to kill so
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Payton
Jan 20, 2014 Payton rated it really liked it
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
Alicia
Jan 07, 2014 Alicia rated it really liked it
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Julia Grace
Nov 16, 2014 Julia Grace is currently reading it
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
Apr 05, 2014 Angiee Hammad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ann
Jul 01, 2014 Ann rated it liked it
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
Judy Jones
Callie is holding the murder weapon when Dakota materializes with a cell phone to take her picture beside Callie's dead former friend Katherine. Stunned and frightened, Callie drops the knife and runs. Where will she go? How can she prove she's innocent? Her instincts lead her in the right direction . . . almost. The truth will be more than Callie wants to handle and will surprise readers as well. Strasser does a masterful job of writing a gripping mystery that should have teen readers on the ed ...more
Chloe Moon
Blood on My Hands by Todd Strasser is a mystery thriller fiction about a girl who finds her friend's dead body and a knife next to her and reaches for it, only to end up getting caught and have the picture of the scene being taken by a search party. Now it seems like the murder was done by Callie Carson, and she has to somehow prove that the murder wasn’t done by her. She goes through wearing disguises, asking people she knows for help, and hiding to avoid any suspicion or being caught by the po ...more
Allison
Sep 19, 2015 Allison rated it really liked it
One October weekend, Callie Carson is at a party in the woods. As she walks around behind a dugout, there’s a dead body laying there with something in its chest. When she gets closer she realizes its Katherine, Soundview Highs most popular girl, lying dead with something wedged into her side. As she grasps at the thing wedged into Katherine’s side she realizes it’s a knife and that someone has stabbed her causing her to bleed to her death. It’s not only the fact that she’s holding a bloody knife ...more
Noella
Apr 09, 2015 Noella rated it liked it
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
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Paula  Phillips
Apr 30, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
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
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Shiku
Jan 04, 2015 Shiku rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 15, 2013 Ms. Yingling rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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
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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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