Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets.

Book Review: Chelsea Ichaso’s ‘Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets (2022) – The Perfect Murder Mystery

I have yet to read Chelsea Ichaso’s Little Creepy Things, but after reading Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets… I’m officially a fan of her work. This was the perfect young adult murder mystery. I’m a pretty busy woman, but I managed to read this in 2 days and I couldn’t wait to discover the truth!

Dead Girls Can't Tell Secrets.

Synopsis for Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets 

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…

This novel starts out with Savannah feeling guilty about the her last words to her sister before she fell into a coma, but it turns into a crazy and wild whodunnit story and anyone could be her killer. Or MAYBE she did just really did try take her life. That’s the big question. Did she try to take her life or did someone else try to? Throughout the book we are kept on our toes, little by little we feel we are getting closer to truth, but just as we think we know who the killer may be, another suspect comes into play and we are back on a wild goose hunt.

I enjoyed all of the characters. They each bring something new and complicated to the story. Savannah is a bit of a complex character. Part of you wants to hate her preppy, stuck up, and conceded personality but as the story continues, her character development grows and you see her become a totally different person. The rest of the characters are also incredibly flawed but their flaws make them human and show how easy it is to make a mistake and how sometimes those mistakes can change lives and secrets only make it worse.

As I made my way towards the end of Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I was invested and I had to know the truth. Although I will not give any spoilers, I will say you won’t be disappointed and this book is one I’d highly recommend to anyone who loves young adult thrillers with a murder mystery that never fails to keep you on your toes. Sometimes you can guess the killer right away. This is not the case with Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets. 


About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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