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Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around in their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead.

Sydney believes the crash was anything but an accident. And when the threatening texts begin, and June Copeland — homecoming queen and golden child — appears at his funeral out of nowhere, she's sure of it.


Through Sydney's newfound relationship with June, she's given a glimpse of a life without the darkness of an unresolved grief and the chance of a fresh start — until it's clear that the secrets won't go away, and the truth might bring everything crashing down.

Imperfect friendships, the shadow of grief and the sweet pain of romance, The Truth About Keeping Secrets is a thrilling ode to being human.

Read the first chapter online, or listen to the author's narration.


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'Visceral, pitch-perfect...A captivatingly moody, introspective drama.'

 Kirkus [full review]

'Deliciously twisted.'

Rob Bittner, Booklist [full review]

'Sydney's voice is so fully realized, it practically steps off the page to read the book for you...This book somehow manages to be heartbreaking, hilarious, scary, mysterious, endearing, provoking and tense. And that is no small feat.'

Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

'Intriguing and nuanced, The Truth About Keeping Secrets is enduringly spirited and often unexpected - a page turner with real heart and soul that digs deep into human reality.'

Liz Barnsley, blogger and reviewer



'You read ten pages and you are hooked. By Sydney's voice, by the writing, by the depth of feeling you have for this girl who's just been thrown into oblivion...Savannah's debut is a masterpiece.'

Samuel Pollen, author of The Year I Didn't Eat

'It's a sticky book that will glue its addictive tiny details to your mind and walk with you to your next grocery trip, or sit along with you in your next class...All the while making you think and wonder about all the what-ifs. That's how real it feels. That's how good the writing is. Well done, Savannah Brown. Something new and beautiful where only miserable and typically high school used to lay. A fabulously promising new author to follow.'

Julie Parks, Goodreads reviewer

'I loved this book. A taut storyline that gives a heart-rendering picture of grief and love. There is beautiful rhythm to Brown's writing style and I could easily read this again (and again and again and again).'

Anna Luce, blogger and reviewer


U.S. edition from Sourcebooks Fire

French edition from Auzou


Italian edition from Rizzoli