Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets

Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets

By Chelsea Ichaso

What it’s about?

An unreliable narrator.

A camping trip.

A girl in a coma.

Someone knows what happened to Piper Sullivan, but will they tell the truth?

A shocking new wilderness thriller from the acclaimed author of Little Creeping Things.

Piper Sullivan was in a strange hiking accident last month and has been in a coma ever since. Her older sister, Savannah, can’t pretend to be optimistic about it; things look bad. Piper will likely never wake up, and Savannah will never get any answers about what exactly happened.

But then Savannah finds a note in Piper’s locker, inviting Piper to a meeting of their school’s wilderness club…at the very place and on the very day that she fell. Which means there was a chance that Piper wasn’t alone. Someone might’ve seen something. Worse, someone might’ve done something. But who would want to hurt the perfect Piper Sullivan…and why?

To discover the truth, Savannah joins the club on their weekend-long camping trip on the same mountain where her sister fell. But she better be careful; everyone in the club is a suspect, and everyone seems to be keeping secrets about that tragic day.

And Savannah? She’s been keeping secrets, too…

What I think:

If you like twisty YA high school thrillers then this is the book for you.

Piper Sullivan is in a coma. Having fallen from a hiking trail known as Suicide Point, the police assume that Piper was trying to take her own life.

Sister, Savannah, is not so sure. And when she finds a cryptic note in Piper’s locker she sets out to uncover the truth about her sister’s fall.

Savannah joins the school Wilderness Club, which seems to be at the centre of the events and soon uncovers student rivalries and dark secrets.

Savannah is a fantastic narrator. She is sarcastic and intelligent. She acknowledges from the beginning that her relationship with her sister was difficult and through the course of the novel reveals why.

This is a fast-paced thriller with some fantastic characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank you to Netgalley for my gifted copy.

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