YOU meets MY FAVORITE MURDER. YouTuber Darby reenacts famous murders with Tinder matches for her popular dating channel. When it gets demonetized amid scandal, she's forced to return to her hometown to reenact the unsolved murder of her high school boyfriend for clicks. But she wakes up to a new body in her backyard and a serial killer convinced he could be her perfect match. As the body count rises, Darby launches her own investigation to catch the killer — and ensure her dark secrets stay buried.
“Do you want me to take the handcuffs off?”
Resting his palm on the back of the passenger seat, Elijah turns to look at me. Saliva soaks the gag between my teeth, and the corners of my lips feel crusty and cracked. He dips into the pocket on the driver’s side door and pulls out a key. “Just say the word.”
The word gets muffled behind a mouthful of fabric. Realizing his mistake, he leans forward and unties the knot at the back of my scalp. The gag falls free. I wipe my mouth against the backseat, leaving a sticky smear across the vinyl.
“Is my makeup all right?”
“Eyeliner’s still intact.”
“Shit.” I rapidly blink my eyes in a desperate bid to drum up tears. “I knew we shouldn’t have switched from Wet n Wild. It costs less than two dollars and runs like a bitch.” I nudge my shoulder towards the plastic bottle in the cupholder. “Can you slosh a little on me?”
He unscrews the cap and dribbles water onto my face. The chemicals in the eyeliner burn my retinas, but hey, that means it must be working. “Now?”
Elijah gives me a smile that makes the skin around his eyes crinkle and tilts the rearview mirror in my direction.