Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Dead Girls Can’t Tell Secrets by Chelsea Ichaso – ARC Review



My Rating ~ Four Stars

4-gold-stars copy

RELEASE DATE:  5 April 2022

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 336

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire





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…




Thank you so much to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Sisters Savannah and Piper had just had the worst fight of their life on the day Piper fell from a cliff and ended up in a coma. Everyone, including the police, belief she attempted to take her own life, but Savannah isn’t convinced, especially when she finds a strange note in Piper’s locker at school. 

On a mission to find out what happened to her sister, and clear some of her own guilt, Savannah joins one of Piper’s school clubs and heads out for the club camping trip, in the hope someone in the group might know something. As the evidence piles up, it points to more and more suspects and Savannah finds herself questioning both friendships and enemies. 

Dead Girl’s Can’t Tell Secrets (or, The Dark Way Down – it seems this book has changed it’s original title?) was a fun mystery with plenty of twists.  I enjoyed the ‘nobody can be trusted’ premise of the story and thought I had it figured out a bunch of times! (I didn’t 😄). 

A fast paced, addictive storyline with a bunch of unreliable characters, including the narrator. If you’re looking for a YA mystery thriller that will keep you guessing and glued to the page, add this one to your TBR!



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