Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman

Swipe Right for Murder

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-old would do---he tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in jud...

Details Swipe Right for Murder

TitleSwipe Right for Murder
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
Publisherjimmy patterson
GenreYoung Adult, LGBT, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Swipe Right for Murder

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Now Available!"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 re...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    ”’Hello?’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...
  • Dennis
    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 Jacks...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    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 ...
  • Larry H
    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 di...
  • 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 p...
  • Stephanie (That's What She Read)
    4.5I 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...
  • TJ
    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 whe...
  • Scott Garrison
    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 ...
  • Anne Barker
    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 cho...
  • Suzy Michael
    *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 emoti...
  • Dominic
    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 ...
  • Brandi
    4.5 starsDelightfully 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....
  • Kat
    * Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *ACTUAL: 4.5 starsSet 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...
  • Viral
    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 enforceme...
  • Donna Hines
    "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 wit...
  • Thindbooks
    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 boo...
  • Katie Gallagher
    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,...
  • Saloni
    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 ...
  • Miranda Asebedo
    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!
  • Anna
    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 fal...
  • Daryl
    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 o...
  • Kelly
    It was an intense journey, but also one that had me laughing out loud. It’s a trip I’m glad I went on.
  • Brian Williams
    This book is so close to my heart. I love thrillers, I love YA, and I love books with gay main characters that aren't necessarily perfect. Seventeen year old Aidan Jamison, our hero, has a troubled past, and hasn't really gotten his s--t together. He's seventeen and is in NYC for his spring break. When he finds himself alone in a fancy hotel for the night, he decides to check out a hook up app and see who's around. Let's just say he manages to pi...
  • OutlawPoet
    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...
  • Shea Greene
    A huge thank you to Jimmy Patterson books, Little, Brown and Company, and the author for giving me a copy of this book at BookCon! This book got me hooked from the first page! Swipe Right For Murder was one of many books that I anticipated to read this year and it definitely did not disappoint! Swipe Right For Murder is full of mystery, romance, action, self-discovery, and horror. Derek Milman did an excellent job with writing Aidan’s story, th...