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from Little, Brown/JIMMY PATTERSON

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 judgement leads to him waking up next to a dead guy, which sparks an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run from everyone—faceless federal agents, his eccentric family, and, naturally, a cyber-terrorist group who will stop at nothing to find him.

He soon realizes the only way to stop the chase is to deliver the object everyone wants, before he gets caught or killed. But for Aidan, the hardest part is knowing who he can trust not to betray him—including himself.

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What could have been just a clever reconstruction of classic mystery conventions is elevated by wry humor and genuine emotional intensity. As a thriller, it’s twisted and engaging; as a character study, it has lingering, affecting aftershocks.


With a narrative voice as witty as his situation is dire, Aidan is a remarkably sympathetic though unlikely action hero. 

An addicting read…Don’t swipe left on this one.
Kirkus Reviews

Milman deftly portrays a modern teen in an unwinnable situation. Aidan is genre savvy, resourceful, and resilient even as he wrestles with self-doubt and past trauma.
Publishers Weekly

Brilliant, darkly funny and heart-wrenching. I couldn’t put it down.
April Henry, NYT bestselling author of Girl, Stolen and The Night She Disappeared.

Equal parts hilarious and heart racing, Swipe Right For Murder crackles with enough energy to rival its New York City backdrop.
Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders and The Darkest Corners.

Two parts rocket fuel, one part moral quandaries, one part laugh-until-your-teeth-ache humor, Swipe Right For Murder is a delicious thrill ride that will keep you riveted until the end.
Kit Frick, author of See All The Stars and All Eyes On Us.

Derek Milman combines explosively propulsive storytelling and razor-sharp wit in this sexy, inventive thriller. Swipe Right for Murder cleverly riffs on Hitchcockian adventure-noir while also offering an unflinching gaze at the toxins in American culture today. A truly exciting read.
Maxine Kaplan, author of The Accidental Bad Girl.

A spellbinding North by Northwest for the digital age…It’s like Hitchcock binged every season of Black Mirror and wrote a book about it. Wait, why aren’t you reading it yet?
Lindsay Champion, author of Someday, Somewhere.

I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t tear myself away. A funny, sexy knockout of a book, and a new pinnacle for page-turning YA for me. I’m obsessed.
Cale Dietrich, author of The Love Interest.


One of the 15 Biggest (and Best) YA Books of the Summer.

Milman graces us with an action-packed thriller that’ll have you holding your breath as you flip each page.


At first, this book reads like a fairly mistaken identity thriller, but it reveals its depths to the reader gradually…a fine thriller with an even better message.

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