Some Shall Break

­Little, Brown. (The None Shall Sleep Sequence: Bk. 2). Jun. 2023. 400p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780316487719.
Gr 8 Up–Teen FBI recruits Emma and Travis escaped teen sociopath and murderer Simon Gutmunsson in None Shall Sleep, but now, they might need him to help solve their next case: a copycat of the same serial killer Emma barely got away from years ago. Set in the 1980s, when serial killers were a relatively new idea, Emma and Travis navigate an interesting period in police history. Marney’s writing focuses more on developing characters in this installment but doesn’t sacrifice suspense to do it. Emma is white, Travis biracial, and there is additional diversity in the supporting characters.
VERDICT Read-alike to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s The Naturals as historical fiction. Recommended for general purchase.

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