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Swipe Right for Murder

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  76 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
Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by jimmy patterson
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    Jun 14, 2019 marked it as dnf
    Shelves: glbt, owned
    me reading this gay thriller about waking up next to your super hot and definitely dead hook-up from last night:

    Jan 05, 2019 marked it as arcs-to-read
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    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, allowing
    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 preci
    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
    Patty (IheartYA)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    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!
    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 an
    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
    Donna Hines
    Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc, netgalley
    "There won't be any more tornadoes for you, he says, They've all blown away, tucked back into the sky.”
    I'm not the biggest YA fan but this book demanded my attention with its powerful viewpoints on the LGBTQ+ community in its modern format with conflicting moral compasses especially for our main character Aidan.
    Aidan was simply trying to find his way in life as a teen till one day he came across the Tinder of all Tinder's in a perfect match with high school graduation on the horizon.
    So what coul
    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
    Kenn Laurence
    Jan 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
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    This looks amazing! I can't waitttttttt!
    *screams uncontrollably*
    Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Disclaimer: I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    While on spring break in New York City, Aidan finds himself alone in a hotel room, bored and wanting to hook up with a guy. So he does what he’s done before: he downloads an app filled with similar people looking for hook-ups. After his first one goes nowhere, he finds himself on the app again, looking for someone else.

    After he goes to this hotel room, he ends up falling asleep with this guy and wakes up to the guy, B
    Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
    Shelves: coming-soon-19, arcs
    Frankly, I'm disappointed. Scream All Night was incredibly unique, and one of my favorite books of all time. Swipe Right for Murder gets nowhere near that, in my mind.
    It's at least one hundred pages too long, with a loose plot that often forgets itself and provides needed but annoying constant reminders of what's happening. Also, characters who were important at the beginning were literally forgotten about and never mentioned again until the very end.
    The main character was the ultimate unrelat
    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.


    Gorgeous cover! Thanks so much to Jimmy Patterson for the ARC - I can't wait to dive in!
    Wendy Kravetz
    Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Great book was a fast read
    May 08, 2019 rated it liked it
    Laugh out loud funny but not afraid to point out the issues in America today this is a must read.
    Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

    Oh, this was fun!

    This was a high octane YA thriller full of twists, turns, laughs and heartbreak. You also get a serious ethical quandary or two and a main character to absolutely love.

    While our main character is gay, the reader doesn’t need to be. Yeah, I know I should have to say this, but until diverse lit gets more mainstream (i.e. when a publisher can market this as a YA thriller instead of only LGBTQ), it needs to be said. Hey, publishers! *waves* This straight woman loved this. It’s a thr
    Brian Williams
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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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