Blog Tour & Giveaway: Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan
Book Blurb:SIX LITTLE SECRETS by Katlyn Duncan
Pub. Date: November 24, 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
The newest fast-paced YA thriller novella from Katlyn Duncan
Some secrets can never stay hidden for long…
Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.
But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…
…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.
4 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Teen--
Zoe enjoys her Saturday mornings in detention, not that she actually has detention, but it gives her a chance to escape her home situation. But this Saturday is unlike all the rest because she is not alone- instead there are five other teens present, the most random assortment of people. Instead of chance though, the group was brought together for a specific purpose- to be set free, even if they don't want to be. And some may not make it out of detention.
I love the idea of Breakfast club style books, where a group of random kids is brought together against their will and they end up bonding somehow- be it romance or mystery, so I wanted to read this story when I first came across it. I usually don't like to read novellas as a general rule since I feel like I am missing out on either character or plot development, and to be honest I did not realize that this was a novella until I started to read and found that it was only 130ish pages. I have read another mystery, As You Lay Sleeping, by Katlyn and really enjoyed it so I jumped at the opportunity to read another book by her. This will be a fairly short review since I don't want to spoil anything (this is a mystery after all!) and the story itself was not super long.
This book was narrated predominately by Zoe, the loner girl who enjoys her solitude by attending Saturday morning detentions, even though she has not received detention. Throughout the novella the other characters get a chapter here and there with their narration included to help create backstory and motivation. There appears to be no connection between the six teens, but as the story progresses, clues are dropped and lies are revealed, making for a twisty turny mystery that I kept guessing at.
I really enjoy Katlyn's writing style and pacing, making for engaging flawed characters and surprising plot reveals. That being said, I would have liked this to be a longer, full length book with a little bit more emphasis on the character development, but that may just be for selfish reasons because Katlyn was able to deliver a complete read within the pages she produced. I enjoyed this fast little story and look forward to more from the author.
I received this title for reviewing purposes.
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in New England. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her ever since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.