Thursday, March 2, 2023

Review: Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso

Author: Chelsea Ichaso
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: April 2022

Piper Sullivan never should have been at Suicide Point the day she fell. Her older sister, Savannah, knows this with all her heart—just as she knows that Piper’s “accident” was entirely her fault. Savannah did something awful, something she can barely stand to think about, and now Piper is in a coma.

But just as Savannah’s guilt threatens to swallow her whole, she finds something strange in Piper’s locker: a note inviting Piper to a meeting of their school’s wilderness club…at the very place and on the very day she fell. Which means that there’s a chance Piper wasn’t alone.

Maybe it isn’t Savannah’s fault, after all. Someone in the club might know what really happened. Someone might have done something. But why? If Savannah wants to find out the truth about that tragic day, she’ll have to join the club on their weekend long camping trip…on the very same mountain where her sister fell. And with everyone in the club a suspect, she’ll need to be careful or she might follow her sister into the dark.

Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets is a YA msytery involving Savannah. Her sister, Piper, fell off a cliff in what appeared to be an attempted suicide.  As she lies in her hospital bed in a coma, Savannah is determined to figure out what really happened.  Even if that means her own secrets will be revealed.

I thought this was a well planned out mystery.  There were several twists and turns that had me constantly wondering if I had it figured out. I did call the ultimate solution, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the mystery as a whole..  The story is told through Savanah's point of view as she seeks the truth as well as her sister's before the accident.  I don't want to spoil things, so I'll just say, I liked the ending.  It wasn't all wrapped up in a unrealistically neat bow and I was Ok with that.  I thought it was a perfect ending.  I highly recommend this one.

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