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Piper's fall was no accident. Did someone want her dead? It's up to her sister to discover the truth in this shocking new thriller with an unreliable narrator, 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; Piper's fall was no accident. Did someone want her dead? It's up to her sister to discover the truth in this shocking new thriller with an unreliable narrator, 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...


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Piper's fall was no accident. Did someone want her dead? It's up to her sister to discover the truth in this shocking new thriller with an unreliable narrator, 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; Piper's fall was no accident. Did someone want her dead? It's up to her sister to discover the truth in this shocking new thriller with an unreliable narrator, 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...

30 review for Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets

  1. 5 out of 5

    aly ☆彡 (slow response; is sick)

    (Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the eARC in exchange for a review) Savannah is determined to unearth the truth when her sister, Piper went into a coma from an accident that seems unlikely to be a suicide attempt by joining Piper's Survival Club and befriending all of her friends that may be potential suspects. As she unraveled one clue after another, Savannah concluded there was more to this incident than meets the eye and she has a feeling she isn't the only one with secrets hidden be (Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the eARC in exchange for a review) Savannah is determined to unearth the truth when her sister, Piper went into a coma from an accident that seems unlikely to be a suicide attempt by joining Piper's Survival Club and befriending all of her friends that may be potential suspects. As she unraveled one clue after another, Savannah concluded there was more to this incident than meets the eye and she has a feeling she isn't the only one with secrets hidden beneath it. I initially DNF this book when I first received the copy because it did not pique my interest enough to keep me going. However, when I noticed the book has been published, I tried my luck once again and decided to give it another chance. Though I managed to finish the book this time around, I mostly skimmed through it and the writing sadly did not get any less prosaic. One thing that is very much obvious is how formulaic this book seems to be. I can see the author employing red herring (as any mystery book should) by having clues and using misdirection to both untangle the mystery and heighten the suspense except, I did not feel any tension in the mystery. Savannah went as far as pinpointing one suspect from the one clue she received to being overt in having them confess and soon finding another suspect to blame just because they said they "didn't do it." That is to say, I appreciate that Ichaso tried to write a constructive convincing character by having an unreliable narrator with an inept ability to investigate the truth behind Piper's horrific fall. Savannah is fallible and it makes so much sense given the genre of the book itself, so you wouldn't expect Savannah to pull a Sherlock Holmes. Nonetheless, good mystery writing shows instead of tells, but Ichaso did not allow the reader to explore and discover the clues. Once it ended, it just ended there. I was hoping this book to be on par with AGGTM but Holly Jackson raises the bar high for Pip as this book is nothing as such. I know, I hate comparing too, but it's really hard not to when you've got a taste of how a good YA mystery/thriller book should be. This book just seems to lack a lot in every department. The writing is incoherent and had no sense of continuity, the characters are all unlikeable, the plot is not exactly unpredictable and the ending was rushed. While I can see the author trying to embark on the mystery, this book also had lots of unnecessary teen drama that only serve to paint other characters as possible culprit but was unavailing. Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets is an easy read, thanks to the simple wording but still wasn't an exciting one to me. Everything harbored here is not the uncharted territory that you wouldn't encounter if you have read many mystery books, to begin with (surprisingly, I didn't read many mystery books but still find this book a bit tedious). I didn't think this book was horrible but some parts could definitely do a few improvements.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    Twisty, riveting, juicy, unputdownable and absolutely addictive! Piper and Savannah are sisters who are the definition of polar opposites. Piper is a year younger, a Wunderkid, ambitious, smart, competitive, great achiever with perfect grades, tons of extracurriculars, guaranteed her place at Ivy League. On the other hand, Savannah with average grades, living in the shadow of her sister thinks how her life could be if her sister was out of picture. As if her prayers are answered, something truly t Twisty, riveting, juicy, unputdownable and absolutely addictive! Piper and Savannah are sisters who are the definition of polar opposites. Piper is a year younger, a Wunderkid, ambitious, smart, competitive, great achiever with perfect grades, tons of extracurriculars, guaranteed her place at Ivy League. On the other hand, Savannah with average grades, living in the shadow of her sister thinks how her life could be if her sister was out of picture. As if her prayers are answered, something truly tragic happens to Piper putting her into coma: probably she will never wake up! The clues prove she might have committed suicide but her parents insist it was hiking accident. Savannah doesn’t believe either of the theories : she did something so bad to her sister that resulted with her silent treatment to her. Now she’s struggling for her life: the same competitive girl who falls for her best friend Noah and finally starts dating with him. So why she wanted to end her life when she finally found her happiness? As a verification of her suspicions, she finds a note attached to her sister’s sweater which summoning her to extra skills sessions after school. The note is signed by Survival Club’s advisor Mr. Davis. The location and date of the meeting matches with exact date and place where her sister fell on September 16th. Savannah attends to the Survival Club and finds a way to get sign from Mr. Davis to compare the signatures. She realizes Mr. Davis didn’t write the note her sister got. Who did write it? Is there any possibility that someone tried to kill her sister? To find the answers of the mystery she attends to weekend long camping trip on the same mountain Piper fell with bunch of suspects who may be the perpetrator! It was smart, high tension, extra twisty, quick paced, whodunnit mystery makes you keep guessing till the end! I enjoyed Little Creeping Things but I loved this book more! Special thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest opinions.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Piper Sullivan has been in a coma for a month as a result of a strange hiking accident. The outcome doesn’t look good and its highly likely that Piper will not be waking up. Her sister Savannah is devastated. She and her sister were not on good terms before the accident, and a text message sent to Piper in the heat of the moment has her wracked with guilt. While borrowing a sweater from her sister’s locker at school, Savannah discovers a startling note inviting Piper to attend a meeting of the wi Piper Sullivan has been in a coma for a month as a result of a strange hiking accident. The outcome doesn’t look good and its highly likely that Piper will not be waking up. Her sister Savannah is devastated. She and her sister were not on good terms before the accident, and a text message sent to Piper in the heat of the moment has her wracked with guilt. While borrowing a sweater from her sister’s locker at school, Savannah discovers a startling note inviting Piper to attend a meeting of the wilderness club. This meeting was to take place in the same location, on the same day of Piper’s accident. Her accident was no accident. Determined to find the answers shes looking for, Savannah joins the club. She quickly finds out that her sisters seemingly perfect life isn’t so perfect. Savannah attends the wilderness club’s weekend long camping trip at the same location Piper was last seen. Everyone is a suspect and things quickly escalate as secrets are revealed and friendships are tested. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel going into this but I quickly, and unexpectedly got sucked in. I could not stop reading, and as I anxiously turned the page, I was filled with anticipation. I thought I knew who Savannah was looking for, however I was wrong multiple times. The plot twists were pretty good. I did not see them coming and the final reveal truly surprised me. I really enjoy books where I cannot predict how it ends and this one definitely delivered. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this arc.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea | thrillerbookbabe

    Thank you so much to Chelsea Ichaso and Sourcebooks Fire for my ARC of this book. The cover is stunning and really draws the reader into the book. It's about Piper, a girl who was in a strange hiking accident that led to a coma. Her sister thinks she won't ever get answers, until she finds a note in Piper's locker that invited Piper to meet with the school's wilderness club at the same time and place that she fell. To discover what really happened, Savannah joins the club and goes on a camping t Thank you so much to Chelsea Ichaso and Sourcebooks Fire for my ARC of this book. The cover is stunning and really draws the reader into the book. It's about Piper, a girl who was in a strange hiking accident that led to a coma. Her sister thinks she won't ever get answers, until she finds a note in Piper's locker that invited Piper to meet with the school's wilderness club at the same time and place that she fell. To discover what really happened, Savannah joins the club and goes on a camping trip on the same mountain where her sister fell. She knows there are secrets to uncover, and she will stop at noting until she finds something out. Thoughts: This is a fun and basic YA mystery. There was a lot of build up but not much of a conclusion. It was an interesting premise but Savannah made such dumb decisions just to make this a story, which was irritating and hard to read. The book is short, predictable, and the end doesn't make it worth reading. If this is your very first YA book or YA mystery, I think you would enjoy it, but besides that, it was just too basic. 2 stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    Piper has been in a coma since her hiking accident but her sister, Savannah, isn't so sure it was an accident at all. The group she ventured with all seem to have something to hide and so Savannah decides to first infiltrate their ranks, second discover just what these secrets are, and third plot to avenge her sister after uncovering them. This proved itself an angsty YA thriller, with an equal focus on teenage drama and murder. The ending definitely took me by surprise and the concluding twists Piper has been in a coma since her hiking accident but her sister, Savannah, isn't so sure it was an accident at all. The group she ventured with all seem to have something to hide and so Savannah decides to first infiltrate their ranks, second discover just what these secrets are, and third plot to avenge her sister after uncovering them. This proved itself an angsty YA thriller, with an equal focus on teenage drama and murder. The ending definitely took me by surprise and the concluding twists were my favourite part of the story. The journey to get there sometimes focused too closely on the interpersonal relationships of the characters rather than on the surrounding mystery for me, however. I definitely had a fun time whilst reading this though, which was enhanced by the fast-pace and my intrigue over Piper's history. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Chelsea Ichaso, and the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, for this opportunity.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    2/5⭐ Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the arc in exchange for a review! The premise and vibes for this novel were quite promising, however, the execution was mediocre... It was just like every other YA murder mystery novel I've read. It was fast-paced and kept me entertained till the end, although it was generally a little underwhelming. At one point, I didn't even care who was to blame for the accident. I don't completely remember everything that happened but- TW: su!ci 2/5⭐ Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the arc in exchange for a review! The premise and vibes for this novel were quite promising, however, the execution was mediocre... It was just like every other YA murder mystery novel I've read. It was fast-paced and kept me entertained till the end, although it was generally a little underwhelming. At one point, I didn't even care who was to blame for the accident. I don't completely remember everything that happened but- TW: su!cide attempt? and I do mention it in the review. Plot: The story is about two sisters, Piper and Savannah. They are completely different in every aspect. Piper is really smart and cares about her education a lot (would be considered the "teacher's pet") while Sav is athletic and doesn't really care about school, she just wants to get a soccer scholarship. The book starts with Piper in a coma after she presumably jumped off a cliff, so Sav is trying to find out if her sister tried to commit suicide or if someone pushed her off. Her clues lead to her sister's survival club, so she joins and goes on a camping trip to study everyone and figure out who it may have been. It was kind of very predictable, even if the suspects changed every chapter, I always kind of knew who it was because it's always the same with these kinds of books. I thought the turns and twists were entertaining, but I expected something more. It was a little basic. Also, if you think of a camping trip, you expect completely different vibes than what this gave. I don't know how to explain it, but it didn't give me the mystery, dangerous, adventurous, dark vibes that camping trips usually give (even more in mystery books). Characters: - Savanah: I really despised her character, she came off as annoying and obnoxious. Savanah's main reason for investigating the accident wasn't the fact that her sister was in a coma and she was worried about her, it was because she might have been the one to push her sister into committing suicide. It was because she felt guilty for the way in which she treated her sister, she didn't want her parents to find out that she was the reason why they might lose their "favorite" daughter. And the way she handled the whole investigation was so stupid like she might as well have gone around asking people if they tried to kill her. And she would literally reveal information she had discovered to random people! even some that she didn't trust. I have to admit that the last plan at the hospital was really smart, but apart from that she definitely shouldn't be an investigator. The rest of the characters were pretty one-dimensional and the fact that my favorite character was the one in the coma should tell you some things about the rest of the cast. Piper deserves way better. If you enjoy basic YA mystery, that's easy to read without having to think much, definitely recommend this one! It was entertaining at least :)

  7. 5 out of 5

    aashna

    thank you to netgalley for providing me with an arc! the premise of this book is really exciting: after her younger sister, piper, falls off a cliff during a hiking accident, and has been in a coma since, savannah is determined to find out what really happened to piper. savannah follows a note that she found in piper's locker to the survival club that piper was involved in and starts unraveling more secrets. unfortunately, i think that this book fell short on its actual execution and pacing. i fe thank you to netgalley for providing me with an arc! the premise of this book is really exciting: after her younger sister, piper, falls off a cliff during a hiking accident, and has been in a coma since, savannah is determined to find out what really happened to piper. savannah follows a note that she found in piper's locker to the survival club that piper was involved in and starts unraveling more secrets. unfortunately, i think that this book fell short on its actual execution and pacing. i feel like there was a lot of buildup to each individual "reveal" but the actual reveal would be anticlimactic. without spoiling i didn't really like the final reveal-- at the end of the day, it just felt like a lot of buildup to nothing that exciting. savannah was either overly trusting or overly skeptical of everyone which made it annoying to read from her pov. i wish we had more of piper's chapters because i really did enjoy those especially because they added to the mystery element. overall, i would say this book is okay in terms of the plot idea but could do a lot better in terms of execution.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tamishly

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Nisha Joshi

    This book is the perfect example of how to write a book with extremely unlikeable characters. I didn't like a single character and not in a good way. They were all extremely selfish and stupid and self-centred. And please don't tell me that all teens are like this nowadays. I don't think anyone can be as selfish as Savannah, the lead character, and get away with it. The ending was also so contrived that I was left rolling my eyes. 2 stars because the book was a quick read if nothing else. This book is the perfect example of how to write a book with extremely unlikeable characters. I didn't like a single character and not in a good way. They were all extremely selfish and stupid and self-centred. And please don't tell me that all teens are like this nowadays. I don't think anyone can be as selfish as Savannah, the lead character, and get away with it. The ending was also so contrived that I was left rolling my eyes. 2 stars because the book was a quick read if nothing else.

  10. 5 out of 5

    AndiReads

    I don't always love YA books - the premise can be too facile, the feelings and emotions..just to, TOO. This book however was very addictive, quick moving and utterly engaging. Piper Sullivan was in an accident and has been in a coma ever since. Her older sister, Savannah can't believe it was an accident and is trying to find out more. In her search through Piper's things, she finds a note inviting her to a special meeting of the wilderness club. Savannah's own boyfriend is a member along with his I don't always love YA books - the premise can be too facile, the feelings and emotions..just to, TOO. This book however was very addictive, quick moving and utterly engaging. Piper Sullivan was in an accident and has been in a coma ever since. Her older sister, Savannah can't believe it was an accident and is trying to find out more. In her search through Piper's things, she finds a note inviting her to a special meeting of the wilderness club. Savannah's own boyfriend is a member along with his ex-girlfriend and Piper's own friends. Needless to say, there is a lot of history between the group and this only complicates Savannah's search. Savannah joins a weekend hiking/camping trip to learn more and the adventure starts there! Who wanted to hurt Piper? Why? What secrets are Piper's friends keeping from Savannah and what is her own, very dark secret. Very twisty, very turny, this book will keep you engaged from start to finish. The ending was a bit over the top, but I truly enjoyed it and recommend it for all who like a YA thriller #NetGalley #DeadGirlsCantTellSecrets

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alex Nonymous

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Dark Way Down in exchange for an honest review. This was a fun, fast, YA mystery! Ichaso's narration style is really good for the genre and keeps you hooked without ever slowing down too much to lose your interest and the cast of characters and suspects was really well thought out. If you're anti "thriller protagonists who make dumb decisions for the sake of keeping the story a thriller" you might get a tad annoyed with a lot of the choices the Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Dark Way Down in exchange for an honest review. This was a fun, fast, YA mystery! Ichaso's narration style is really good for the genre and keeps you hooked without ever slowing down too much to lose your interest and the cast of characters and suspects was really well thought out. If you're anti "thriller protagonists who make dumb decisions for the sake of keeping the story a thriller" you might get a tad annoyed with a lot of the choices the protagonist makes, but all together, this was a good read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Pannone

    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. I didn't expect much out of this one and haven't been having too much luck with the young adult genre recently but I found this to be a refreshing thriller entry into the genre. The premise got me interested and the story and characters kept me reading. This read at lightning pace and at no point did I want to put the book down (finish the last sixty percent in one day). This is my first book Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. I didn't expect much out of this one and haven't been having too much luck with the young adult genre recently but I found this to be a refreshing thriller entry into the genre. The premise got me interested and the story and characters kept me reading. This read at lightning pace and at no point did I want to put the book down (finish the last sixty percent in one day). This is my first book by Chelsea Ichaso but now I definitely want to go back and read her other novel. Her ability to keep me guessing until the very end is something that does not usually happen to me while reading young adult but I had no idea what the twist was going to be up until it was revealed. Everyone had secrets and everyone was a suspect. Another great aspect of this one was the setting. The majority of this book is set in the wilderness with a high school survival club and it was very refreshing. Recommend to anyone who loves thrillers, young adult, or otherwise.

  13. 5 out of 5

    soph

    Captivating, twisty and addictive! This was such a good book that i found myself wanted to just read it all the time and find out the answer to how piper was put in a coma. This was fast paced and so much fun to read! The twists in this book did shock me and made me just want to read faster! I loved how the characters were portrayed in this book and the ending was perfect. i’m hoping we can maybe get a novella from Piper or see the events from her perspective! The only reason this is not 5 stars Captivating, twisty and addictive! This was such a good book that i found myself wanted to just read it all the time and find out the answer to how piper was put in a coma. This was fast paced and so much fun to read! The twists in this book did shock me and made me just want to read faster! I loved how the characters were portrayed in this book and the ending was perfect. i’m hoping we can maybe get a novella from Piper or see the events from her perspective! The only reason this is not 5 stars is because the start of the book was a bit slow but once i got a few pages in i was hooked. Perfect for fans of One Of Us Is Lying and A Good Girls Guide to Murder ( i haven’t read this but i am recommending based of the synopsis) Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for a digital copy of ‘Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets’ in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ally anderson

    girl what. that was so unrealistic rip

  15. 5 out of 5

    Wiktoria Balcerak

    Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read this book early! I really enjoyed my (short) time with this book. It's a typical YA thriller set in a school / around the school setting. It follows Savannah whose sister is in a coma after a suicide attempt. Piper fell from a cliff called Suicide Point... or did someone push her? Savannah joins Survival Club to follow in her sister footsteps and shortly starts suspecting everyone of being connected to this situation. Were they guilty or Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read this book early! I really enjoyed my (short) time with this book. It's a typical YA thriller set in a school / around the school setting. It follows Savannah whose sister is in a coma after a suicide attempt. Piper fell from a cliff called Suicide Point... or did someone push her? Savannah joins Survival Club to follow in her sister footsteps and shortly starts suspecting everyone of being connected to this situation. Were they guilty or is Savannah guilty? Reading this was a fun experience and I only needed a few hours to fly through it. It definitely made me think about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder which is the best YA thriller I've read. Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets is unfortunately not as good - it's too short, the intrigue is nothing outstanding, some reveals were very predictable and the main reveal was.. pretty lame to be honest. I wasn't surprised by the plot twist and I also wanted more - more family dynamics, more flashbacks to Savannah's and Piper's relationship, more explanation to some of the conflicts (especially the ones more deep than petty high school drama). This was a 3.5 stars read for me and I definitely don't regret picking it up! I'll be reading more from this author in the future.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)

    ➳ Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars Ooh I quite enjoyed this one! It was quite a ride reading this. I love coming up with theories but I couldn’t with this one because the author made me truly question everyone right alongside the MC. It was crazy and I enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoyed the plot of this so much. Getting to know all the characters and the part they played in what happened. It was insane, so many emotions were felt. I really enjoyed how the author showed how one small action/ word from someone ➳ Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars Ooh I quite enjoyed this one! It was quite a ride reading this. I love coming up with theories but I couldn’t with this one because the author made me truly question everyone right alongside the MC. It was crazy and I enjoyed every bit of it. I enjoyed the plot of this so much. Getting to know all the characters and the part they played in what happened. It was insane, so many emotions were felt. I really enjoyed how the author showed how one small action/ word from someone can have so many rippling effects. This group of people was all connected in a way and the way it all imploded and the uncovering of the truth was pretty amazing. I’m glad I didn’t figure it out because it made it better in the end. Speaking of the actual end, I’m really glad about what the author did there. I was really hoping for that. ➳ Physical copy provided by the author in exchange for a honest review. ➳ Order at: Amazon US ➳ Follow me on: Instagram ⁕ Facebook ⁕ Tiktok

  17. 4 out of 5

    Fizah(Books tales by me)

    THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER FOR THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. “... you never really know people the way you think you do.” Piper is the golden child of her parents and Savannah has always been the neglected one. Savannah wanted her parents' attention but it can't be possible in presence of Piper. One day Piper had an accident and as a result, is in a coma. Savannah used to have wild fantasies about life without Piper but not like that. She doesn't believe that her si THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER FOR THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. “... you never really know people the way you think you do.” Piper is the golden child of her parents and Savannah has always been the neglected one. Savannah wanted her parents' attention but it can't be possible in presence of Piper. One day Piper had an accident and as a result, is in a coma. Savannah used to have wild fantasies about life without Piper but not like that. She doesn't believe that her sister can commit suicide so she is on the mission of finding the real reason. “But here we are, bonded by our mistakes. Bonded by something dark.” If I'll have to define this book in a word, it would be BASIC.  This book was definitely easy to read and had a promising start but with time it just turned boring and bland. The attitude and reasoning while solving the case were so childish or sometimes even stupid. Savannah was an idiot MC who thinks so highly of herself. It was funny how no one wasn't able to keep secrets and openly call each other murderers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kayla and books

    Book Review: Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets – Chelsea Ichaso Disclaimer: I was gifted an eARC of ‘Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets’ by the publisher via Netgally in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions below are my own. Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets is a YA mystery/ thriller with a gripping plot. Piper Sullivan fell from Suicide point a month ago and has been in a coma ever since. Some speculate that it wasn’t a fall at all but an intentional jump. Piper’s sister, Savannah has a dif Book Review: Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets – Chelsea Ichaso Disclaimer: I was gifted an eARC of ‘Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets’ by the publisher via Netgally in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions below are my own. Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets is a YA mystery/ thriller with a gripping plot. Piper Sullivan fell from Suicide point a month ago and has been in a coma ever since. Some speculate that it wasn’t a fall at all but an intentional jump. Piper’s sister, Savannah has a different theory. She believes that Piper was being threatened and someone had a reason to want her dead. In ‘Dead girls can’t tell secrets we follow Savannah as she goes on a hiking trip to uncover the truth about her sister’s accident. This book has: An unreliable narrator. A camping trip. A girl in a coma. A group of friends where nobody can be trusted. Whodunit trope This book had so many twists and turns it made my head spin. This has all the elements for the perfect YA thriller. I enjoyed the whole cast of characters and it really made me feel like I was back in high school trying to figure out where I fit in. The big reveal was so well done. It caught me completely off guard and I never saw it coming. I loved the camping trip element. It made the story a lot more interesting when the characters where a while away from help or even cellphone reception. Savannah’s character was flawed and relatable, but damn, that girl can make some stupid decisions when she is in hot water. There were many face palm moments related to her character. That being said, it does add to the thrilling aspect of the story and keeps you engaged. This is a fast-paced page turner that will keep you on your toes. The perfect whodunit YA thriller that you can fly through in one sitting. If you are looking for an action packed read with some questionable characters, then this one is for you! Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire, Netgally and Chelsea Ichaso for the review copy. If you enjoy my reviews be sure to checkout my other socials for more content: instagram: @books.and.other.things.i.love Blog: https://booksandotherthingsilove.wordpress.com

  19. 5 out of 5

    Himanshi Vadhwa

    Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sharing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Genre: YA Murder Mystery TW: mention of suicide, murder. Rating: 4/5 Piper Sullivan is in a coma for the last one month. Piper’s elder sister, Savannah Sullivan doesn’t believe that Piper committed suicide. One afternoon when Savannah goes to Piper’s locker to look for her (Piper’s) sweater and found a very uncanny note. Piper was always the ‘perfect’ student, the over-achiever and the daughter her parents Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sharing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Genre: YA Murder Mystery TW: mention of suicide, murder. Rating: 4/5 Piper Sullivan is in a coma for the last one month. Piper’s elder sister, Savannah Sullivan doesn’t believe that Piper committed suicide. One afternoon when Savannah goes to Piper’s locker to look for her (Piper’s) sweater and found a very uncanny note. Piper was always the ‘perfect’ student, the over-achiever and the daughter her parents would expect her to be. However, Piper’s relation with her sister and her friends wasn’t exactly great around the time she fell. Savannah doesn’t seem to forget about the note she found inside Piper’s locker. She (Savannah) joins the wilderness club to find out by whom that note was and maybe was, the same person who murdered her? Continuing to find clues further, Savannah goes to the point where Piper committed suicide, from a school trip. Savannah still thinks that someone murdered her sister, Piper. Who would do that? And why? To find this out, read this book which gets published on 5th April, 2022! This was a fun and unputdownable YA mystery book. Pros: -Pacing: It was neither too slow nor too fast. -Writing style of the author: It was in a way that kept my interest throughout the book. -It was easy to get into. -Suspense. Cons: -Main character got a little infuriating sometimes. -Some sentences were a little odd. -More character development and personality would have been nice. This was just like another young adult mystery book that included teens and murder. Even though the plot was not much different than other mystery books, the twists and turns took me by surprise. This book is definitely one of my favorites and if you’re a fan of murder mysteries, I’d absolutely recommend reading it at least once. After reading Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets, I’m excited to read other books (s) by the author.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mariam

    At least once in your life you come across that one book where you request it as soon as you look at the cover and the blurb, and pray to the Netgalley lords for approval. Yeah this was that book for me! Although Piper is believed to have killed herself at Suicide Point, her elder sister doesn't believe it is so. After all, Piper was the star student, loved by many and even seemed to be favoured by their parents. When Savannah finds an old note in Piper's locker dated back to the day she disappea At least once in your life you come across that one book where you request it as soon as you look at the cover and the blurb, and pray to the Netgalley lords for approval. Yeah this was that book for me! Although Piper is believed to have killed herself at Suicide Point, her elder sister doesn't believe it is so. After all, Piper was the star student, loved by many and even seemed to be favoured by their parents. When Savannah finds an old note in Piper's locker dated back to the day she disappeared, Savannah realizes that someone forged a note and wanted to lure Piper away with the illusion she was attending a Survival Club meeting. And just like that, Savannah enrolls in Survival Club to know what truly went on in that club. But she soon realizes that everyone is hiding something...and even Savannah is not being honest about her last interaction with Piper. Made my prediction and although it wasn't exactly as I expected it, the ending was a believable one. I feel like readers might enjoy the whodunit element in the book as the untrustworthy characters hide some major secrets that could pave the way to solve the mystery. The way that Savannah started to point fingers can be a hit or a miss. Some readers might find it immature, but in my opinion, that's exactly how a young adult thriller should be. And when considering that, this book hit the nail of what characters in this genre should be like. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Such a riveting read and it compels you to hold on until the mystery comes to light. Look forward to seeing this on bookshelves next April! As always, thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for this fast moving and engrossing thriller that had me guessing right to the very end.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ramblin Hamlin

    Piper and Savannah are sisters and opposite in every way. Piper is great at everything she does. She gets good grades, is involved in many activities and in AP classes. Savannah is more average and into sports. Savannah feels like she lives in Piper's shadow despite being older. The story opens up with Piper being in a coma because she fell off a cliff and many think it was a suicide attempt. Savannah doesn't believe that to be true and decides to investigate on her own. She finds clues along th Piper and Savannah are sisters and opposite in every way. Piper is great at everything she does. She gets good grades, is involved in many activities and in AP classes. Savannah is more average and into sports. Savannah feels like she lives in Piper's shadow despite being older. The story opens up with Piper being in a coma because she fell off a cliff and many think it was a suicide attempt. Savannah doesn't believe that to be true and decides to investigate on her own. She finds clues along the way. This is the perfect young adult whodunit book with short chapters and lots of mystery surrounding what happened. Most of the novel is told from Savannah's POV but once you get about halfway there are a few chapters told from Piper's with a past timeline. I liked this because Piper's chapters gave you just enough to want to keep reading. I found the characters to be a bit immature but they are high school students so that makes sense. Parts and pieces of this story kind of remind me of "A Good Girl's Guide to Murder" with having a high school student investigating a suspicious event. It wasn't the best story ever but I did like it and it kept me entertained. **𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰. 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐧'𝐭 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟓𝐭𝐡.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Let me just say this is one of those mystery/ thriller books that you will feel like you are twisting down a rabbit hole with all the whodunits and the mystery behind everything. That being said, if you love a good mystery then this should be your next big read! Piper had an accident on a cliff that is known for suicide, while everyone is convinced because of events that had happened that she tried to commit suicide. Her older sister is racked with guilt because of what she did to her sister ear Let me just say this is one of those mystery/ thriller books that you will feel like you are twisting down a rabbit hole with all the whodunits and the mystery behind everything. That being said, if you love a good mystery then this should be your next big read! Piper had an accident on a cliff that is known for suicide, while everyone is convinced because of events that had happened that she tried to commit suicide. Her older sister is racked with guilt because of what she did to her sister earlier that fateful day, she is determined to figure out what actually happened that day because she does not think that it was suicide. Savannah starts trying to put different clues together to unravel the events leading u to Piper's accident and what she discovers is chilling! Everyone is lying to some extent and everyone has a secret involving Piper that they want to keep hidden. Savannah decides to join one of the clubs that Piper was involved in, she knows someone in this club has the answers she's looking for! Will Savannah find out what happened to her sister? Are you excitable by the twists and turns of a mystery? Check out this book to find out what happened! Thank you Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley for the extraordinary opportunity to read and review this one!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anatl

    A riveting unputdownable little thriller about a high-school girl who tries to find out the truth about the day her sister took a fateful fall that left her in a coma. There is a complicated relationship between the two sister. Savannah is a popular girl and a homecoming queen, but she is jealous of her younger sister Piper who is an outstanding student and a teacher's pet. She feels extra guilty because they had a major rift before Piper took a fall and Savannah thinks that her sister tried to A riveting unputdownable little thriller about a high-school girl who tries to find out the truth about the day her sister took a fateful fall that left her in a coma. There is a complicated relationship between the two sister. Savannah is a popular girl and a homecoming queen, but she is jealous of her younger sister Piper who is an outstanding student and a teacher's pet. She feels extra guilty because they had a major rift before Piper took a fall and Savannah thinks that her sister tried to take her own life. But she comes to realize that there is foul play involved and is determined to piece together who met her sister on suicide hill and perhaps pushed her off. The story takes place mostly over a weekend of hiking with the survival club her sister joined. One of the members is probably the culprit because Piper was lured to the cliff by a supposed meeting of the club. A lot is told through flashbacks and almost every member of the club has something to hide. I found the book and the writing very engaging with lots of unexpected twists and turns and some wonderfully flawed characters including the heroine who is trying to exonerate herself by finding out the truth. Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sharing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lily ❀ (Peeta's version)

    Thank you so much Netgalley, Sourcebooks Fire and Chelsea Ichaso for allowing me to read this eARC! This book was full of twists and turns, with every character a possible suspect. I loved how difficult it was to work out the full story, since every character could have played any part in it. The author's choice to use Samantha as our protagonist was a smart decision — Samantha wasn't your typical YA protagonist, and I admired that. It was fun and a quick read; the writing was succinct and fantast Thank you so much Netgalley, Sourcebooks Fire and Chelsea Ichaso for allowing me to read this eARC! This book was full of twists and turns, with every character a possible suspect. I loved how difficult it was to work out the full story, since every character could have played any part in it. The author's choice to use Samantha as our protagonist was a smart decision — Samantha wasn't your typical YA protagonist, and I admired that. It was fun and a quick read; the writing was succinct and fantastic for the genre. Despite this, at times I wanted more. More of the dynamics between Piper and Samantha, more about Piper herself -- I felt that (understandably, as we were seeing her from Samantha's POV) we saw only one aspect of Piper, but I wished we could see more of who Piper really was. I thought the few chapters with Piper's POV could help clear it up, but they seemed a little redundant and didn't add much to the story. We didn't learn anything new from them, but it was nice to get a little break from the current timeline whenever one came up. I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves quick thrillers and YA teenage drama. A solid read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    ORIGINAL POST: http://www.nerdprobs.com/books/book-r... **A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.** Back in 2020, I read a book called Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso and I loved it. Imagine my joy when I saw her next book come across my screen. I was so quick to snatch it up and I was absolutely not disappointed. Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets follows the story of Savannah and she tries to find out who put her sister in a coma in th ORIGINAL POST: http://www.nerdprobs.com/books/book-r... **A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.** Back in 2020, I read a book called Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso and I loved it. Imagine my joy when I saw her next book come across my screen. I was so quick to snatch it up and I was absolutely not disappointed. Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets follows the story of Savannah and she tries to find out who put her sister in a coma in the hospital from a “fall” off a cliff. Savannah is determined and everyone is a suspect. Seriously. Everyone. I questioned every single person in this story at least twice while reading it. And I read it in two days, in two sessions. Savannah’s personality is very much like my own. She gets an idea in her head and nobody, no matter how important to her, is going to talk her out of this idea that her sister’s accident wasn’t actually an accident. She puts herself in situations that are far from her norm just to get close to people to solve the crime and I feel this is something very on point with my personality. She’s a strong willed and slightly fearless individual. I would definitely not have wandered off into the woods alone chasing someone who may or may not be a murdered. Seems like a bad idea. I’m a suspicious person by nature, but every person in this story acted suspect at one time or another. I was not a great fan of Grant and he seemed a bit condescending at times. Noah and Jacey were kind of childish and rude, although I grew to like Jacey a bit more. Surprisingly I really loved Alex, even on first meeting. I was a little suspicious at first, but quickly shut that one down. He had a great personality and I love how you automatically think one thing of him because of his appearance, but really he’s this really nice kid it seems. Ichaso did a great job of picking a scary setting. There is nothing more terrifying than being hours into the woods with only those around you for help, especially when you trust none of them. I read another book recently with a similar setting and I feel like it intensifies the suspense because something or someone could jump out at every moment and there are a million places to hide. It really moved the suspense up a peg in this book. I also loved how Ichaso gave little tidbits of information, but nothing seemed to fit together until suddenly one piece clicked into place and the rest just avalanched into their place after. I believe I said “Whaaaaaaaat?” out loud. And the ending made me happy! I’m a big fan of Ichaso and she is quickly becoming my favorite YA/Mystery writer. Her novels are spot on and full of suspense that keeps you flipping pages faster than you can finish the last sentence on each page. Another jam-packed, suspense filled thriller for all ages.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    This was a very readable story! I love a thriller, but I also really love a survival story, so when you mix those together, it's a win! And that is exactly what we have in Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets. Savannah, at the start, isn't all that likable, frankly. I was annoyed that her main reason for trying to figure out what happened to Piper was to absolve herself of guilt. Which, ma'am, this isn't about you, right? Well, she does exhibit some growth during the story, which is good. And I did gen This was a very readable story! I love a thriller, but I also really love a survival story, so when you mix those together, it's a win! And that is exactly what we have in Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets. Savannah, at the start, isn't all that likable, frankly. I was annoyed that her main reason for trying to figure out what happened to Piper was to absolve herself of guilt. Which, ma'am, this isn't about you, right? Well, she does exhibit some growth during the story, which is good. And I did genuinely want to know what happened to Piper, because I agreed with Savannah that this was not a suicide attempt. Anyway, Savannah ends up joining Wilderness Club to follow the clues. Sidenote: why exactly do schools have "Wilderness Club"? Actually do schools have such a thing? They really should skip it if so, sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen, even if no one in the group is particularly murdery. I digress. This was certainly an entertaining story, and very fast moving as Savannah not only has to solve this whodunit, but also watch out for her own self. I loved the complex relationships that were featured, too, as I thought it gave the book a good balance between action and character-driven parts. Overall, a quick and readable win! Bottom Line: Don't join Wilderness Club, I think? You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anandi Puritipati

    Okay. So, hear me out. This book is, like, bad. But it’s also just really stupid and fun. And you should totally read it. It’s like a goddamn tubi tv original movie, and really, that’s the best descriptor I can give you. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own. Savannah Sullivan (yes. yes, motherfucker, we are doing alliteration) is your average blond haired, blue eyed, beautiful, popular small town girl (in a loooonely woooorld)(okay i am sorry) whose sister, Piper, Okay. So, hear me out. This book is, like, bad. But it’s also just really stupid and fun. And you should totally read it. It’s like a goddamn tubi tv original movie, and really, that’s the best descriptor I can give you. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own. Savannah Sullivan (yes. yes, motherfucker, we are doing alliteration) is your average blond haired, blue eyed, beautiful, popular small town girl (in a loooonely woooorld)(okay i am sorry) whose sister, Piper, was involved in an accident a few months prior to the beginning of this story. She’s currently in a coma at the hospital, and Savannah feels a lot of guilt surrounding the accident because of a fight that she had with her sister just before the accident. Oh, also! Her sister’s case is not investigated because she falls off a cliff, and it is considered a deliberate suicide attempt after a customary look into all her known friends and acquaintances by the police. And we all know how useless the police are, especially in thrillers like this. Anyway, Savannah discovers a note in Piper’s locker asking her to be present at the scene of the accident. It has something to do with a club that she takes part in at school. Seeing the note shocks her. Wracked with guilt as she is, she sets out to find out who was the one who was responsible for her sister’s accident, and thus begins this wild, ridiculous and campy ride. As I said right off the bat, this book is just a very ridiculous and campy ride, and I would not go in expecting a whole lot of, you know, serious thriller-y stuff. The story is mostly from Savannah’s perspective, interspersed with flashbacks to the day of the accidents from Piper’s perspective – which, these don’t exactly serve a proper purpose, imo. Like, it’s nice to see her side of the story, for sure, but the way that the information comes to light does not add much to the story in the way exposition like this often does. There was definitely an intent that was obvious behind these flashbacks, but the execution was kind of not all that. The cast of characters that we get to meet in this book is a pretty solid bunch. But, the way we learn more about them is just so insane, I’m obsessed with it. The story goes about dismantling these people’s motivations and their movements one by one, and once you clear someone, they’re just done and they’re the good guy now. It’s absolutely batshit and hilarious! And the main character suspects EVERYONE! It takes very little to convince Savannah of each person’s guilt, and she just jumps on them with baseless allegations and goes to the extreme in her confrontations. She’s very stupid about it, which, you know, not off-brand for a teenager, but it’s still just this side of unbelievable that it veers off into funny. I do think that this mode of understanding the characters can work in a thriller, but it’s usually thrillers that double as investigative efforts from a removed third party observer after the fact and not thrillers that have the protagonist interacting with these people on an everyday basis and having a personal relationship with them. The writing is pretty snappy and contemporary-esque, so we don’t really get a lot of atmosphere either. It’s definitely very easy to fall out of the book because of this. The characters spend a majority of time on a camping trip, and there was definitely an opportunity to lean into the isolation and eeriness of a setting like that, but that didn’t happen. The climax of the book suited the writing style more because of the high-energy action filled nature of it, but the rest of it just felt unpolished. There’s also this whole thing with the teacher that was just so freaking crazy. Like everything we learn about the people on this camping trip is just crazy. Very Euphoria-esque. But what makes it all so unbelievable is that Savannah is not a character who is an outcast in any way. She’s kind of smart and popular, and she’s involved in the sports teams and all that. So it’s just bizarre to me that she’d be oblivious to this degree! Also, her relationship with her sister is just, not really well done, imo. Her parents favour Piper, and it does fuck with your head when there’s that level of imbalance in your home life, but something about the portrayal was just a tad bit off. It all felt very disingenuous. Not enough emotional weight in these scenes and this story to really sell it to the reader. And that’s kind of what makes it..bad. Also, the culprit and his entire thing is just….bro. Come on. Overall, again, I won’t say I didn’t enjoy this book, because I did. It’s ridiculous and probably, objectively bad, but my love for bad media made reading this a really funny and fun experience. That being said, I wouldn’t really recommend this as such. You should totally read it if you like bad media and have a couple of hours to spare - because it’s super short-, but if you’re not into that kind of stuff, you’ll definitely hate this. Unless you're, like, really young. In which case, you might not hate it. I read Chelsea Ichaso’s debut as well, and tbh, I much prefer that to this. Still, I am kind of curious about what this author does next!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jeannette Nikolova

    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. "Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets" is a very fast-paced and interesting little thriller, which kept me hooked until the very end. The book tells the story of two sisters - one, Piper, is in a coma in a hospital bed after what the police is calling a suicide attempt, the other one, Savannah, does not believe the suicide story for a second and is looking for the truth about what happened to her sister. Almost the entire book happens in flashbacks and about 2 Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. "Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets" is a very fast-paced and interesting little thriller, which kept me hooked until the very end. The book tells the story of two sisters - one, Piper, is in a coma in a hospital bed after what the police is calling a suicide attempt, the other one, Savannah, does not believe the suicide story for a second and is looking for the truth about what happened to her sister. Almost the entire book happens in flashbacks and about 24 h during which Savannah goes on a hiking trip with her younger sister's school group where she's trying to understand who could have had a motive to hurt her sister. Her investigation takes many twists and turns, uncovers unexpected and shocking information, and nearly rocks her world after all sorts of things come out about many people close to her and Piper. I was pretty excited about finding out the truth and that kept me flipping pages - I read half of the book while killing an hour and a half in a bar in Rome! Almost from the very beginning, I had a theory and at one point in the book it seemed like my theory was going to prove right, which was both satisfying and kind of... disappointing, you know. But no! After a pretty unexpected plot twist, it turned out that I was wrong - not entirely, but still... I always enjoy when the ending of a book surprises me, it's becomes a burden to have read enough books that sometimes endings just seem very formulaic. I would recommend this addictive little book to fans of fast-paced whodunnits.

  29. 4 out of 5

    ivy

    2.25 Stars Trigger warning: mentions of suicide ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets follows Savannah Sullivan as she tries to piece together what led to her younger sister, Piper, falling off a cliff on a popular hiking route and ending up in a coma. Everyone assumes that Piper fell intentionally, but Savannah thinks there's more to the story, and thinks that someone (or multiple someones) in her school's Survival Club knows more than th 2.25 Stars Trigger warning: mentions of suicide ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets follows Savannah Sullivan as she tries to piece together what led to her younger sister, Piper, falling off a cliff on a popular hiking route and ending up in a coma. Everyone assumes that Piper fell intentionally, but Savannah thinks there's more to the story, and thinks that someone (or multiple someones) in her school's Survival Club knows more than they're letting on. Savannah joins the Survival Club on one of their trips to get closer to the other members and, hopefully, find clues to unravel the mystery. First things first: the "mystery" in this book is mediocre. I think part of the reason why I was so disappointed is that I wanted this book to have a more thought-out and clever plot than it actually did. Of all the possible explanations for Piper's fall that were introduced, the one that was true was by far the least interesting and most infuriating. To put it as vaguely as possible, I felt like the entire plot didn't suit the final reveal - the point of the story was to find information to solve the mystery, but most of the information we gathered was kind of irrelevant in the end. Honestly, I couldn't help but think I wasted my time reading this. There were also some parts where people acted so strangely purely to make them look suspicious, but no proper reasons were given for their behaviour, so it didn't make sense (nor did it really matter in the end). Another of the shortcomings of this novel were the characters, none of whom were particularly likeable. In addition to being incredibly selfish, they also seemed intent on competing for the title of Dumbest Person Alive™. Just when I'd think that maybe they have some brain cells after all, the next decision they'd make would have me questioning why I ever bothered thinking that at all. The characters also kept secrets unnecessarily, and while the lack of communication was obviously meant to serve as a plot device, I did not appreciate it. I don't even want to comment on the romance, which wasn't really the main focus of the book but still annoying nonetheless. The writing style was fine. I do think someone quite a bit younger than me would have thought it was better than fine, which makes sense since this is a YA book, but I still feel like it could have been a bit more sophisticated (yes, I am aware that I am judging the author's writing while my reviews are of this quality). That being said, this was extremely easy to read, and in this regard, I enjoyed my reading experience. Overall, this book is pretty unremarkable, and I will probably forget that I even read it in a couple of weeks, but I definitely did not hate this.

  30. 4 out of 5

    soph

    4.5⭐️ Captivating, twisty and addictive! This was such a good book that i found myself wanted to just read it all the time and find out the answer to how piper was put in a coma. This was fast paced and so much fun to read! The twists in this book did shock me and made me just want to read faster! I loved how the characters were portrayed in this book and the ending was perfect. i’m hoping we can maybe get a novella from Piper or see the events from her perspective! The only reason this is not 5 s 4.5⭐️ Captivating, twisty and addictive! This was such a good book that i found myself wanted to just read it all the time and find out the answer to how piper was put in a coma. This was fast paced and so much fun to read! The twists in this book did shock me and made me just want to read faster! I loved how the characters were portrayed in this book and the ending was perfect. i’m hoping we can maybe get a novella from Piper or see the events from her perspective! The only reason this is not 5 stars is because the start of the book was a bit slow but once i got a few pages in i was hooked. Perfect for fans of One Of Us Is Lying and A Good Girls Guide to Murder ( i haven’t read this but i am recommending based of the synopsis) Thank you to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire for a digital copy of ‘Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets’ in exchange for an honest review.

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