Waiting On…No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title No One Else Can Have You
Author Kathleen Hale
Pages 384 Pages
Genre Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher HarperTeen
To Be Published January 7th, 2014
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.com

Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (Population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.

Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (Which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship — where no one is a suspect — anyone could be the killer.

Marketed as a young adult version of the Coen brothers’ iconic crime dramedy Fargo, Kathleen Hale’s quirky contemporary thriller, No One Else Can Have You, sounds like the sort of book I would greatly enjoy. With one of the most adorable covers I’ve seen in recent memory and an inventive premise that immediately makes you sit up and take notice, No One Else Can Have You promises to be one of the most unique books I read next year. Is it 2014 yet?

23 responses to “Waiting On…No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale”

  1. Jen says:

    Holy shoot, this book sounds so creepy and good! When this cover was revealed, I was instantly attracted by the yarn-textured photograph/illustration! And then that dead moose. :O This one sounds like a book that I will like! I’m so excited for 2014, great pick, Jen!
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  2. This sounds creepy and awesome!! I do love a good murder mystery and this one sounds great!
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  3. Nikki says:

    I absolutely adore this cover. Even though the book isn’t one I’d normally gravitate towards, I think the cover – and all the early buzz I’ve been hearing about it – will definitely make me pick it up sooner or later. Great pick, Jen!

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  4. Andrea King says:

    I’m definitely waiting for this one now! These are the kind of books I’d like to see as a movie, too. 🙂

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  5. Kimberly says:

    This book sounds creepy and interesting. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  6. Chantelle says:

    I absolutely love that cover! Great pick 🙂
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  7. Leanna says:

    This one sounds so different to anything I’ve come across recently and that cover is just so adorable. I’ll definitely check this one out!
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  8. Rebecca says:

    That cover is ridiculously chilling. At first glance you think you’re looking at a ridiculous Rachel Berry sweater. Then you notice that the moose is noosed. It takes on a whole new meaning. I definitely want to read this book. I’ve got the title and release date marked!

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  9. Yes! I’m so excited for this one. I love YA mysteries and that is the funniest cover ever. Great pick!
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  10. I love the cover of this book! And it does sound good! I’m a new Bloglovin’ follower!
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  11. Okay, this is going on my TBR wishlist. I love a good suspense mystery, and that being compared in any part to that great movie Fargo makes it downright awesome. Cute cover too.

  12. olena says:

    This one sounds really intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Mandi Kaye says:

    That cover gives it a real creepy vibe, if you ask me. But that makes me seriously want to read it. I’d never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing it!

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  14. I saw this one a few weeks ago and LOVED the cover! How creepy! I haven’t had much luck finding thrillers I’ve enjoyed so I’ll be curious as to what everyone thinks of this one!

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  15. Kathleen says:

    I saw this book on someone’s list last week, and it has to be one of the best covers ever. Especially if you live in Canada, like me, where I had more than my share of sweaters like that as a kid! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This sounds really fascinating! It vaguely reminds me of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone in the sense that it takes place in a small town and a girl’s been murdered. I think I’m definitely going to have to check this one out.

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  17. I am SO excited for this one. I think I have it scheduled as a future WoW post. The cover is just amazing, I’m obsessed! Great pick 🙂

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