The Secrets We Keep by Deb Loughead book review



When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies. Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.


Such a short surprising mystery. While being classified as a YA novel, this reads more of a middle grade book. The story itself is still interesting as we read each chapter to find out what really happened and why everyone is blaming themselves for Kit’s death. The story is however very sweet as we come to terms with learning what loss is and how each person deals with it differently. I would of liked more about Kit’s character as i felt it would help us to know the character a little better. This book has a vivid story and will have you racing to see how it all ends. 3.5 stars from me. Thank you netgalley for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.


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