No One Needs to Know

By: Lindsay Cameron

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group (Ballantine) for the ARC of the book.

Wealthy Upper East Side residents have secrets. What better way to get these out than an app where they can remain anonymous and get others to comment on these secrets. Afterall, these people would do anything for their kids. They fully expected to stay anonymous; what they didn’t expect was that a hacker group hacks into the forum and exposes the identities behind each poster. And then someone winds up dead. Who is responsible for the death? With everyone having something to hide, everyone seems to have a motive.

This book is being described as a thriller; as “Big Little Lies meets Gossip Girl.” However, this book fell flat for me. While reading it, I thought it felt like a less successful adult gossip girl. There is also nothing thrilling about this book. I struggled getting into the book. There is a ton of useless description and useless details. If it’s not really pushing the plot forward, I really wish authors would think twice about including it in the book. My main issue is that the description talks about the hacking of the app that reveals identities but that doesn’t happen until about 63% off the book! I’m not exactly sure why it took so long. The pace of the book picked up after that, but even then it wasn’t thrilling and was still a bit slow. This was just a bit of a letdown for me personally. But as I always say, what may not work for me, may work for others (as seen by other reviews for this book!)

This will be out on May 9, 2023. You can get your copy here.


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