Keep This to Yourself

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, neighbors, 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.

  • 320 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807541517
  • May 2019

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  • 320 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807541494
  • September 2020

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  • May 2019

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  • A classic whodunit complete with an atmospheric coastal setting, red herrings galore, and a gay teen detective you’ll root for from page one.

    - Malinda Lo, author of A Line in the Dark

  • With sharp twists, mounting tension, and a doozy of an ending—not to mention a little sweet romance—this is a page-turner you will not want to keep to yourself.

    - Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving

  • A delicious murder thriller that chills to the bone. Keep This to Yourself asks you out for a sweet walk in the park that eventually turns into a terrifying sprint in the dark.

    - K. Ancrum, author of The Wicker King

  • Keep This to Yourself is full of twists and turns that keep readers second guessing and flipping pages right until the end. I fell in love with the characters—even when I wasn’t sure who I could trust.

    - Eileen Cook, author of With Malice and You Owe Me a Murder

  • Breathtakingly chilling. Set across the lush backdrop of an oceanside vacation town, the mystery unfurls like a thick fog, eerie and wholly immersive…. A tightly plotted mystery.

    - Kirkus Reviews starred review

  • Tense, compelling mystery

    - Booklist

  • As a thriller, Keep This to Yourself delivers twists and turns aplenty, but its personal elements are just as thrilling and suspenseful.

    - Quill & Quire

  • Suspenseful, genuinely creepy and so cleanly plotted, readers may want to start the book all over again once they’ve solved the mystery.

    - Shelf Awareness

  • A gripping murder mystery on the surface, but underneath, it is an exploration of identity and grief…. readers will plow through Keep This to Yourself in one sitting.

    - BookPage

Awards & Accolades

  • Our Favourite Books of the Decade, The Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • 2019 Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
  • The Globe 100, The Globe and Mail
  • 2020 ITW Thriller Award, Best Young Adult Fiction
  • 2020 Arthur Ellis Award, Best YA Crime Book
  • 2020 John Spray Mystery Award Finalist
  • 2020 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award Finalist