About the Author

I’m addicted to reading and writing young adult novels—not to mention chocolate, romance, and my husband’s cooking. Spoiler Alert about my bio: It’s not about how I always knew I wanted to be a writer. Instead…

About the Book

Clara Seibert ghostwrites an advice column. She’s funny, feisty, and cares deeply, but her own problems threaten to overwhelm her. With a murdered twin sister, threatening emails and a stalker in pursuit, Clara begins her own investigation.

Quotes of Praise

“Gripping and relevant, It Should Have Been You captivates readers with its authentic voice and well-crafted mystery. At once innocent and wise, Clara is a protagonist worth rooting for as she searches for the truth about her sister’s death. Important issues like domestic abuse and survivor’s guilt are handled with a well-tuned sensitivity that is never dogmatic or depressing. A fast-paced, sometimes harrowing, ultimately satisfying story you won’t forget.”
—Jessica Freely, author of All the Colors of Love

“From the first sentence, through all of the twists and turns to the surprising ending, this book will hold you in its grasp and not let go.”
—V.M. Burns, author of Bookmarked for Murder

It Should Have Been You takes readers on a compelling psychological journey of obsession and its effects. Readers will benefit from advice-columnist Clara’s girl-power attitude as they turn the pages to uncover the real villain. Issues of identity, fame, and artistic talent add depth to a compulsively readable mystery. Lynn Slaughter has written a winner!
—Lee Tobin McClain, bestselling author of Low Country Dreams & Sizzle

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I’m so delighted to introduce you to Jeanette Pope, one of the newest members of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime. Below is what she shared with me about her life and her work: I am the oldest of six children, born and raised in the West End of…

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In the Works

While investigating the disappearance of her beloved music teacher, Leisha falls hard for a boy she wasn’t supposed to love. But time for romance may be running out—because as Leisha draws closer to finding her teacher, she puts her own life in grave danger.

Latest News & Events

  • Thrilled to announce that my short story, "Missed Cue," will appear in Malice Domestic's 2020 anthology, MURDER MOST THEATRICAL.
  • Excited to share that my third young adult novel, LEISHA'S SONG, will be published in 2021 by Fire and Ice, an imprint of Melange Books.

Also by Lynn

WHILE I DANCED was the “Pick of the Month” for Dance Spirit magazine and was a 2015 finalist for the EPIC competition in the young readers’ category.