My Secret To Tell by Natalie RichardsMy Secret To Tell by Natalie Richards

My Secret To Tell

byNatalie Richards

Paperback | September 25, 2015

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His smile is a crime.Emerson May is the good girl." She's the perfect daughter, the caring friend, the animal shelter volunteer. But when her best friend's brother breaks into her room, his hands covered in blood, she doesn't scream or call the cops. Because when Deacon smiles at her, Emmie doesn't want to be good? The whole town believes notorious troublemaker Deacon is guilty of assaulting his father. Only Emmie knows a secret that couldset him free. But if she follows her heart, she could be trusting a killer? You can't always trust the boy next door.Praise for Six Months Later: "Well paced and beautifully written? This romantic thriller will leave readers on the edge of their seats."-School Library Journal "A smart, edgy thriller."-Kirkus Reviews "An intense psychological mystery? has the feel of a high-stakes poker game in which every player has something to hide."-Publishers Weekly"
After years as a professional paper-pusher, NATALIE D. RICHARDS decided to trade in reality for a life writing YA fiction. She lives in Ohio (Go Bucks!) with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously furry dog named Yeti. This is her second novel. Visit her on Twitter @natdrichards or at
Title:My Secret To TellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.19 × 5.65 × 0.85 inPublished:September 25, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492615714

ISBN - 13:9781492615712


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good! Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I really did like this one. I thought it was a tad predictable and I definitely caught on to part of it at like 30% of the way through, but there was still some surprises and it kept me guessing on some of the parts of it the entire way through. One of the things I did not like was that everyone had nicknames and the names would change within the same paragraph or sentence and it was just too much for me. I liked Deacon. I think he was really realistic. He wasn't apologetic for being the way he was and I liked that he told Emmie that he was not going to just be able to change because she wanted him to. But I also liked that Emmie made her own decisions at the end there. I loved seeing their journey together and how they both grew. I was a little disappointed that Chelsea wasn't involved in the story more -- I would have liked to see more of the female friendship side of things because I feel like they had a good one. It would have been nice to have a bit of that because we didn't get much. I liked that there was more at play than just the "mystery" because there were things Emmie didn't know about her parents and their family dynamic. I thought it was quite interesting seeing how their past affected how Emmie was treated. I also liked seeing her come into her own. I thought she was a pretty good protagonist and heroine in this story. Without giving it away, I thought that the majority of the "bad guys" were obvious and there was only really one that surprised me. But I was still interested and on the edge of my seat to figure out how it was all interconnected and what that meant for Emmie and Deacon. I would recommend this if you want a quick, light read with a fairly good mystery that is worth the pay off.
Date published: 2015-08-26