I Have Some Questions for You is the first novel I’ve read by Rebecca Makkai, but when I saw someone tweet about the premise, I knew I had to read it. If you loved Ruth Ware’s It Girl like I did, I think you’ll love this book too!
Maybe because I spend much of my other life as a sports business reporter, I love on-campus settings, which both this book and It Girl have. Throw in a murder mystery and a true crime podcaster as the heroine (Night Swim is another good one for that!), and it’s an auto-buy for me. I listened to this one as an audiobook and was turning it on while driving, doing laundry, getting ready for the day and any other time I could sneak it in.
Our main character in this one is Bodie Kane, a true crime podcaster who is returning to the New Hampshire boarding school she attended to teach courses on film and podcasting. Bodie didn’t exactly love her time at the school, which was only made worse when her former roommate Thalia was murdered senior year.
Although the school’s athletic trainer was convicted of the murder, amateur sleuths online have always debated his guilt. Now, one of Bodie’s students wants to do a podcast on the murder, and Bodie can’t help getting sucked down the rabbit hole of curiosity herself.
Was it Thalia’s boyfriend? Another of the teens? One of the professors? Or did the police get the right guy after all? You’ll have to read (or listen) to find out!
This one was like a glorious mashup of It Girl and Night Swim for me. Everything I loved about both of those books are reborn in this web of mystery, which is creative and twisty in its own unique way. I’m just saying that if you liked either or both of those books, add this one to your TBR list!
Looking for more mysteries/thrillers to read? Check out my other thriller reviews.