Killing Time


Author: Brenna Ehrlich


Natalie Temple's plan was to spend her last summer before college in the usual way: waking up far too early to exercise with her mom; working at the family diner; interning at the local newspaper; and secretly recording her true-crime podcast, Killing Time, with her best friend, Katie. Maybe some long, lazy days at the beach thrown in there too, and a few wild nights partying in the abandoned mansions on the edge of town. 

That plan is dead. As dead as Mrs. Halsey, Natalie's favorite teacher.

Mrs. Halsey has been murdered, and there’s no way this true-crime obsessed girl is going to sit back and let the rumor mill churn out lie after lie. Not if she has anything to say about it – even if she has to hide her investigation from her disapproving mom and team up with a new boy in town with a mysterious smile and a talent for making fake IDs.

But the more Natalie uncovers, the more she realizes some secrets were never meant to be told.

With two interwoven mysteries, Killing Time is a deathly warning to a generation of murderinos: what happens when the stories we’re chasing finally catch up with us?