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Swipe Right for Murder

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  2,055 ratings  ·  487 reviews
On the run from the FBI.
Targeted by a murderous cult.
Labeled a cyber-terrorist by the media.
Irritated texts from his best friend.
Eye contact with a nice-looking guy on the train.
Aidan has a lot to deal with, and he's not quite sure which takes top priority.

Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by jimmy patterson
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea by: Dennis
Shelves: from-publisher
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"May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you're dead."

Here's something you may not know about me: in addition to being a hardcore fan of Agatha Christie and Nancy Drew, I have an undying affection for anything associated with Alfred Hitchcock. It could be traced back to a period of time in my youth that I associate with fond memories and a budding affinity for murder mysteries. Back in the days when you would rent your movies from a physical store and were forc
Miranda Reads
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

...and we're splurging on ridiculously overpriced tea and discussing sudden death.
Unfortunately, the topic is all too relevant at the moment.
Aidan is in New York City for a night (for a heart scan) and after the scan, kicks off his shoes and re-downloads Dirty Paws (aka Grindr).
Nothing good can come from this, but I cobble together a profile...
He matches with a couple of cute boys before visiting one in a hotel room nearby.

Only things don't go nearly to plan. There's
Jeffrey Keeten
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A pause. ‘And who am I speaking with?’ The voice is steely, smiling.

My lips are tingling. I don’t know what to say. Should I give my real name? A fake name? I don’t know why I just answered a dead man’s phone. Was I hoping for a magical resolution to whatever I just got myself into here?”

Aiden Jamison thought his life was complicated before he stayed at the Manderian Oriental Hotel and decided to hook up with someone on an app called Dirty Paws. (I couldn’t quit thinking of Tramp from t
Alright everyone who thinks I don't like young adult novels— Swipe Right for Murder is living proof that I do in fact stumble across a few over the years that I love. Derek Milman's upcoming YA adventure thriller is hands down my favorite YA novel of 2019. In fact, it may be the best YA novel that I've ever read.

Seventeen year old Aidan has a hotel room in New York City, but he's enjoying the time spent there with his friend Jackson and Jackson's girlfriend Tatianna. All three are on the pre
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Many thanks to Jimmy Patterson for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review

A tinder themed murder book!

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Jun 14, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: queer, owned
me reading this gay thriller about waking up next to your super hot and definitely dead hook-up from last night:

Charlotte May
“Do they protest the death penalty? Are the right-to-lifers rioting in the streets over gun control? Why is it us they hate so much?”

3.5 ⭐️ 🤷‍♀️

When I read the synopsis for this one it sounded gripping. A teenage boy meets up with a guy from a dating app but the next morning he is dead. Suddenly Aiden is being hunted by the cops and before long the FBI.

However, despite being a high octane, exciting read, a lot of the stuff that happens is pretty damn preposterous. Also the FBI are made to lo
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Three point 4 so no chance to round it up to 4, full of action, fast reading, some parts are really enjoyable , facts about LGBTQ community and their struggles are so true and gave all my points for those stuffs but the rest of it a big NOPE stars!

Have you ever watched Shia LaBeouf` s movie named “Eagle Eye`,( from those times Shia may have considered as normal human being and just signed for Transformers series.) His character Jerry Shaw’s and also his family’s lives were being threatened and
Patty (IheartYA311)
I did not intend to read this book in a day and a half. It was an accident, I swear, and it was all the book's fault! I'm a big fan of Scream All Night so I had high hopes for Swipe Right for Murder and it surely did not disappoint. It's a wild ride full of mystery, thrills, self discovery, and action with a dash of romance and horror. Milman's passion, writing style and plot pacing are phenomenal. I'm extremely critical with books and I do not praise highly. It's very rare for a book to suck me ...more
Larry H
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Swipe Right for Murder is utterly preposterous, possibly more prescient than I'd like to acknowledge, and immensely sensitive. It's an homage to classic films where the mostly innocent man finds himself caught in a web of suspicion and trouble, yet at the same time it reads more like a movie with someone like Shia LaBeouf.

Seventeen-year-old Aidan is a high school senior, desperate to find someone to love. His parents have kept their emotional distance since he came out of the closet, allowin
C.G. Drews
oh this book is the kind you say "I'll just read a chapter" and then next thing you've read 100pgs and your dead heart has begun beating once more and you have QUESTIONS. This was definitely an intriguing and unique thriller, and it as infinitely gay, which I mean...yes thanks. And it was stuffed with government conspiracies, a rogue terrorist group, guns, car chases, and an unsuspecting teen tossed into the middle of it. I kind of had to suspend disbelief a bit (the bad guys made some really cl ...more
Derek Milman
Oct 20, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

Just saw the new cover. It's awesome! Will be revealed soon!


This is my next book!

It's a Hitchcockian LGBTQ YA thriller, out from Little, Brown/Jimmy Patterson on...

August 6, 2019!

I should have ARCs by the end of the year (!!!)

(not sure yet if this will be the final cover).

It's been a dream come true working with the Jimmy Patterson team.

I can't wait to share this spiky, dark, pulse-racing, funny book with all of you--

I hope everyone is well.




Hi! We have a
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a review.

I thought the plot of this was very interesting. I think that the message the author tries to give to the reader is clearly seen and are important. I also like how this YA thriller includes characters that are part of the LGBT+ community. I also felt that the story was written in a great pace and the settings were amazing. I also really liked the characters, you can easily connect and like the characters especially Aidan. The romance was go
Stephanie (That's What She Read)
I loved Derek's firt novel, Scream All Night so I was very excited to read his latest YA thriller Swipe Right for Murder. It's described as a Hitchcockian mistaken identity caper which I thought was accurate. This book is such a good time, if you're looking for a fast-paced story that still manages to have heart and humor through it's sympathetic protagonist Aidan. I loved the pop culture in Scream All Night and I'm glad it was also present in this story.

Aidan is using a gay hookup app while
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let’s be clear: a book about a gay terrorist group killing straight people could be all sorts of failure — and I think it still might make some readers uncomfortable — but this book worked for me. It was fun, intense, and very fast paced with great dialogue. The characters were all memorable as well, each in their own way, but especially the protagonist, Aidan. He’s an extremely real character and he keeps the narrative grounded, even when it’s feeling like maybe it’s getting a little too unbeli ...more
Scott Garrison
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Damn! This book was so good! It has been a while since I read something filled with so much dark humor. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I laughed and my heart raced, but I never got bored. Milman has created a fun, wrong, and entertaining novel about a teen that has been through a lot of rough times, but his life gets much worse when he happens to be at the right place at the wrong time. The story is so unbelievable, but because it was so much fun, I couldn't care less if it is bel ...more
Anne Barker
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
Thank you JIMMY Patterson Books for sending me this ARC copy. This was such an amazing book about Aidan who has a lot of shitty things happen to him but he overcomes everything and accepts it. Scotty is an interesting guy, I won't share too much but once you read the book you will understand that there is this one scene of this book that is somehow beautiful even though it is a shitty situation. There is good and bad in this world and you can choose hatred or you can choose love. When this book ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
* Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *

ACTUAL: 4.5 stars

Set in New York, this fast-paced YA thriller follows seventeen year old Aidan, who becomes a target for a cyber-terrorist group when his hook up is found dead next time. Caught in a dangerous game of mistaken identity, Aidan falls deeper into the world of cyber crime, while being hunted by the FBI and a murderous cult. As the death toll rises, Aidan is forced into a kill or be killed s
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 stars

Delightfully preposterous yet scarily relevant, Milman has crafted a fun and twisty caper with an authentic and relatable main character. This story offers an introspective look at life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in an utterly unique way. Highly recommended.
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
I normally don't read arcs until a month before release date.  But I've been dying to read Swipe Right For Murder since I got my hands on an arc (thank you Derek).  

This is going to be one of those books that's hard to review without giving too much away.  There was just non stop craziness throughout the whole book.  And that was a good thing.  The pacing was great and I struggled to put it down. I know my review won't do this book justice. I just don't want to spoil anything.

This book has a li
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman is a young adult LGBTQ+ thriller. The story is a fast paced, adrenaline fueled adventure in which a teen goes on the run. The main character, Aidan, finds himself alone in a hotel so he decides to swipe right and find a hook up for the night. Of course instead of a fun night Aidan ends up on the run when he’s suspected of murder.

Now normally I’m all about a fast paced book where I don’t get a chance to catch my breath before the next twist comes along. Howe
Suzy Michael
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books
*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.*

Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman is an incredibly entertaining, crazy case of mistaken identity that turns out of control in a heart beat! Along with interesting parallels to Alfred Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest', the story also covers deeper themes such as LGBTQ sexual identity, self-worth, family values and much more. This is definitely an emotionally charged, jam packed, thrill ride you don't
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, young-adult
Swipe Right for Murder (release date August 6, 2019) was a breathless, wild (and I mean WILD) ride, something I've come to expect from Milman, whose debut, Scream All Night, was equal parts homage to horror films and surprisingly poignant family drama.

This time out Milman sends up an uproarious retelling of one of Alfred Hitchcock's most crowd pleasing films, North by Northwest—the parallels are obvious and bold and witty. But in proper Milman fashion there are plenty of twists. The Cary Grant c
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Little Brown & Co for the ARC at BEA 2019, and to Derek Milman for signing my copy!

I really enjoyed this book. Fast paced enticing thriller. Aidan is a well written and relatable young gay man who is just trying to get by, before he gets roped into a conflict between a gay terrorist organization and the feds trying to stop them. The book makes some great points about systemic homophobia in the U.S., the failures of federal law enforcement and mass surveillance, and will be sure to inci
Katie Gallagher
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Check out this review and other fun bookish stuff at my blog!
Thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for sending me a free advanced reader copy of Swipe Right for Murder for an honest review. Swipe Right for Murder debuted August 6th.

Swipe Right for Murder consumed me for forty-eight hours, gobbling up every spare moment I had. I really enjoyed Milman’s first book, and I was a bit scared that this would be a sophomore slump effort, as it’s only been a year since his first novel. How
Miranda Asebedo
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I stayed up after a 14 flight from Japan to finish SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER. It’s twisty and tingly and so good! Definitely put this on your TBR list!
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was actually pretty amazing! The beginning was kind of okay and got boring but the story got so much better. I really love how this book’s genre is both LGBTQ and murder because I never saw an author write books with these two combined. I loved how the plot was structured but wish it was a little shorter for some scenes. I loved how the author added that the main character had a brother which connected so much with the theme. This book was also kind of funny at some parts and I loved t ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Little Brown & Co for providing me a free copy of this book and thank you to Derek Milman for signing my copy!

Swipe Right for Murder is a thrilling page-turner about a boy who gets wrapped up into a terrorist mission after a late-night hookup. The characters were well-written and the plot moved quickly, having a similar concept to the HBO show The Night Of. The one downside of this book is that there were some points where I had to suspend my belief about details of the plot and ot
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book free through Goodreads Giveaways, and am happy to provide this honest review.

Swipe Right for Murder, by Derek Milman is an amazing YA thriller full of non-stop action and wry humour. The book was fast (well) paced and difficult to put down. The author does a really good job of touching on LGBTQ identity, self-worth, and other hard hitting emotional themes in an open and approachable manner. He provides just the right amount of detail and back story to complete the picture wi
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was an intense journey, but also one that had me laughing out loud. It’s a trip I’m glad I went on.
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Derek Milman was born in New York City, but grew up in Westchester, NY, where he wrote and published a successful underground humor magazine that caught the attention of the New York Times, who wrote a profile on him at the age of 14.

Derek studied English, Creative Writing, and Theater at Northwestern University. He began his career as a playwright (his first play was staged in New York City when

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