ARC Review: Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan

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 Published : 21 / 05 / 2019  by Albert Whitman

   Genre : 
    Young Adult Fiction || Thriller || Mystery

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It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac’s best friend Connor was the murderer’s final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he’s drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Now nobody—friends, neighbours, or even the sexy stranger with his own connection to the case—is beyond suspicion. Sensing that someone is following his every move, Mac struggles to come to terms with his true feelings towards Connor while scrambling to uncover the truth.

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 
Keep This to Yourself is an absolutely phenomenal novel. I found myself gripped by the plot from the very beginning of the book and I fell so in love with all the characters. I managed to get through this book surprisingly fast (for my standards, considering i’m in the middle of a reading slump) which was a pleasant surprise as all the passed books I’ve been reading have been a painstakingly long journey to get through. I loved the m/m romance in this book and the ending was surprising and entirely unexpected - although it felt slightly rushed.

The plot never slowed down while reading the novel, I felt compelled to continue during the whole reading experienced which is rare and show how cleverly crafted this thriller is. Tom Ryan did an excellent job at constantly keeping the reader intrigued and always a step behind. I never felt bored or annoyed at this book through the whole reading experience.  

I’m rather new to the thriller genre and don’t tend to reach towards thrillers often but this book has let me explore what could be a future love of the genre. At points I did have to remind myself to take a break as I was getting too drawn in and anxious while reading - which is a mark of good storytelling and how engaging this read is. I rate this book 5/5 avocados and recommend it to all readers who already love thrillers or who want a gateway read.

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Post published 28 // 05 // 2018

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