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The Truth About Keeping Secrets

Narrated by: Savannah Brown
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown. 

Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town. 

He is also unexpectedly dead. 

Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad - a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples' secrets - crashed alone, with no explanation? 

And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town's golden child, at his funeral? 

As the two teenagers grow closer in the wake of the accident, it's clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship. 

But what is picture-perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know? 

The Truth About Keeping Secrets is a gripping, voice-led high school thriller.

©2019 Savannah Brown (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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The truth about TTAKS

My God! This book was so real and so raw in places that it hit home to me on two separate levels. I have lost a few people in my life mostly grandparents but it doesn’t make it any less easier. Now I don’t want to give out any spoilers but this book has an element of realism that all the bugs don’t seem to have it doesn’t shy away from the dark thoughts that you go through when grieving for somebody. No I know everybody is grieving process is different but it does the kind of thing where it just holds up a mirror to it instead so that you can see it rather than just be completely lost in it. But at the same time it allows you to sort of experience what being completely lost and it feels like particularly at the start of the book. It does a really good job of describing the fogginess and me WTF thoughts that you have. It’s not an easy read but it’s not supposed to be it’s fantastic highly recommended I actually read it once and then read it again straight after completing it that’s how good this book is

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Life cheated us all and I'm full of angst.

Loved the book. Subject matter hit close to home and I didn't want to stop listening. Excellently narrated

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WOW!

So talented and beautifully read! An utter delight from start to finish! I'm already listening and reading it again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-19

This book sneaks up on you!

Surprisingly existentialist and wonderfully imagistic, Savannah has written an inclusive small town thriller that doesn't fall prey to overused high school archetypes <3 loved it a lot

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  • catz
  • 08-07-19

I couldn’t stop listening!

Savannah Brown’s writing is filled with enticingly realistic imagery. I can feel the crunch of snow beneath my feet, and the pain and heartache isn’t overdone. Although I was initially interested in this book for the “murder mystery” aspect, the nuggets of wisdom surrounding how the main character coped with her grief made me love this work. I can’t wait to see what else Savannah Brown’s mind creates in the future!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-03-19

how fortunate that this book exists

Savannah Brown has managed to keep me on my toes for well over 9 hours. I am immensely grateful for all the thoughts and feelings she has managed to put into words, I think of her as a friend even though I am but a stranger.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 13-03-19

Amazing!

Such a good book and her voice is a pleasure to my ears. I will most likely buy anything she writes!

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  • mi ah
  • 05-08-20

Great emotional highs, easy to follow

loved the emotional elements to it, be aware of content warnings before you go into it. story was way to follow, and continued without much lost ***possible spoilers ahead*** only gripe is some of the parts where Sidney believes their father was murdered didn't necessarily give full awareness of why they reached that belief.

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  • Tony
  • 23-07-20

A good distraction.

I usually stick to sci-fi or fantasy books but took a chance on this particular book. The writing was exceptional and seem to flow in a way that wasn’t too boring nor too wordy. I especially like how she depicts emotions, if there any fault with the book, I would have to say that it was too short.

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  • Catherine
  • 02-03-20

This book quietly overtook me

This book made me feel. Not in a loud crescendo sort of way, but in a seeping sort of quiet presence. I couldn’t stop listening even though the material isn’t comfortable. I haven’t felt grief like Sydney has before, but I’ve felt a lot of the same things. I’d especially recommend the book to high schoolers. The writing is good. The descriptions of existential horror are poignant but somehow cathartic. It’s just, nice to see feelings usually so hidden and lonely just out there. It’s Melancholic, hoping, real, and lovely. I’ll remember this one.

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  • Hiro Smith
  • 28-01-20

Absolutely breathtaking

I loved this book to the core, the story, the characters, every bit of detail no matter how small. Truly fantastic.

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  • Brandon
  • 14-01-20

Not normally my genre, but this is phenomenal.

I am not normally a fan of Young-Adult categorized books. I find the battles of the youth to be too far removed from where I am at in life now. This, however, approaches common elements of youth with the depth of a more mature perspective. Everything from grief to love is touched upon, and described in visceral detail. I, a man of less emotion than I would like, teared up on several occasions hearing the plight of the main character and her desire to push through the plot. I highly recommend this text to both young adults and adults alike. I look forward to Savannah Brown's next works with eagerness. Her narration was spectacular, and a big part of why I enjoyed the text.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-11-19

Poetic

Written and read beautifully by Savannah. A good story of coming to terms with various things and one that leaves you constantly wondering alongside the main character. Had to finish it quickly. I definitely recommend.