Laura Tims (Laura_Tims on QT) has signed with agent Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary Agency.
Sixteen-year-old Joy killed Adam Gordon with two hundred milligrams of potassium cyanide.
Joy is sick with guilt, but Adam deserved it. He was homecoming king, lacrosse star, and the animal who raped Joy’s twin. When her sister faded into depression, Joy stalked Adam. Waiting. Hating. No one saw her slip the poison into his drink.
Except anonymous blackmailer Red. Red wants to expose the secrets behind the kind faces in Joy’s cozy hometown. Unless Joy obeys him, he’ll expose hers too. To avoid prison, Joy papers her school with photos of her principal in bed with a student and plants a businessman’s sex tape at a CEO meeting. She begins to share Red’s thirst for justice.
But the building truth torments her—Adam’s death didn’t fix her sister. She finds distraction, surprisingly, in Adam’s brother, who offers a ray of normality. Even Joy’s guilt can’t drown her attraction to him. He dulls the pain of being a killer.
Until Red orders her to tell him she killed his brother. Until Red frames her friend as the murderer. She races to unearth Red’s identity before he forces her to make an impossible choice: confess, or watch a classmate rot behind bars for her crime.
YOU KILLED ADAM GORDON is a YA/Thriller complete at 64,000 words. Thank you for your time.