The Truth About Keeping Secrets

Savannah Brown

fiction LGBTQIA+ Mystery Young Adult
emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced
Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town.

He is also unexpectedly dead.

Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad-a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples' secrets-crashed alone, with no explanation?

And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town's golden child, at his funeral?

As the two girls grow closer in the wake of the accident, it's clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship.

But what is picture perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know?

THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS is a page-turning, voice led, high school thriller.

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emotional 86%
mysterious 80%
tense 80%
dark 60%
reflective 46%
sad 46%
hopeful 40%
adventurous 33%
funny 20%
challenging 6%
informative 6%
inspiring 6%


medium 85%
fast 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 84% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 7%

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