You do not kill a man in cold blood and then talk your way out of it.
Other than her real name - Mary-Magdalene Feigenbaum - fifteen-year-old Maggie’s problems seem ordinary. She has tiffs with her too-critical mother, a crush on her cute psychologist, and worries that her only friend - fellow outcast Abigail - is morphing into a popular girl, leaving her behind. But Maggie has a few not-so-ordinary problems. A voice in her head is telling her to kill. And not just anyone. Each time the target is a person who has done something terrible to someone Maggie cares for. You know what you have to do, the voice commands. Maggie struggles to resist, but the voice is relentless. And as its demands escalate, her world begins to crumble.
With rising suspense, this story of psychological horror introduces a narrator whose own unique voice and irreverent humor are unforgettable – an unlikely hero fighting a desperate battle against incomprehensible evil.
What would have made You Know What You Have to Do better?
It would have been better if there were more people that the lead character had to "kill." The story starts off so well, and then seems to just fall flat. Lacks in action. Then, what action there is, the main character's personal involvement with another character/date, it has nothing to do with the main point of the story.
Would you ever listen to anything by Bonnie Shimko again?
What aspect of Cristina Panfilio’s performance would you have changed?
Seems like she wasn't too able to do male voices.
What character would you cut from You Know What You Have to Do?
Abbigail. Her involvement in the book, again, adds nothing to the main story of the book...a young girl who hears a voice telling her to kill people that hurt others.
Any additional comments?
Initially this books seems to be on a much milder line of Dexter. However, as the book progresses, the action seems to die down.