I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson is a YA Mystery Thriller of a murderer and the girl who can’t tell everyone who it is..
“Jemma knows who the murderer is. She knows because he told her.
He thought his secret was safe because Jemma can’t speak or move.
But Jemma observes all kinds of things about everyone around her. His secret is just one of them.
And when a new technology means she may be able to communicate and reveal all she knows, Jemma no longer feels powerless in the face of this deadly secret. It’s a race against time before the killer acts again…or tries to stop her.”
Published: 4 May 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Mystery / Thriller
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
This was a really interesting story to dive into.
The main character is very unique in that she suffers from cerebral palsy causing her to totally dependent on others to help her with the simplest tasks. And since she is unable to move on her own, this means her ability to talk to others nonexistent.
So what do people do? Tell her their deepest secrets knowing that she has no way to spread them around.
But when something comes about that allows her to communicate, everything is at stake, including the identity of the killer wrecking havoc in their town.
So this diverse read turns into a murder mystery/thriller, and I couldn’t help but become engrossed in it!
There are despicable characters surrounding her, and I couldn’t help but wish that could run away from it all. It brings a ton of feels, and you’re hooked all the way from page one to the end.
I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars, and I highly recommend it to readers who love crime/mystery novels, YA contemporaries, or just characters who fight against all odds.
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