Katie, Nate and Renata are in deep trouble. SERIOUSLY deep trouble, not the kind you’re in after you miss curfew or even cheat on a test. They’re in juvenile detention, accused of kidnapping and drugging Chase Dobson. Chase is a bully, but he’s also a big deal in town. His parents are rich and his grandfather was the mayor a while back.
What makes matters worse is that Katie, Nate and Renata won’t stick up for themselves. They won’t even tell you what happened or why. They made a pact, you see, and nothing can make them break it. Not even the fact that if they DO break it, they would be able to go home and back to their normal lives.
I hadn’t heard anything about this book before I found it included in my pre-BEA breakfast “swag bag.” I’m so glad it was in there! This is a quiet book, both in terms of content and in terms of publicity.
When I say that, I mean that this isn’t one of those books that you’re necessarily dying to read. And that’s okay. A lot of the books I end up absolutely loving are books that slipped under my radar and ended up being books that just sort of quietly blew me away.
Each of the four major characters is hiding a secret (hence the title, obviously) and my favorite part is that I didn’t guess any of the secrets. That’s pretty rare and when a book can completely blindside me, I fall a little bit in love with it. There’s a lot to love with this novel, too.