Swipe Right for Murder
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Gorgeous cover! Thanks so much to Jimmy Patterson for the ARC - I can't wait to dive in!
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 ...more
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 ...more