"A compulsive middle grade thriller." -- Book Riot
The email arrives Sunday night: Do exactly what I say, when I say it, or I will reveal your secret.
On Monday morning, seventh graders Owen, Gemma, Ally, and Todd, who have nothing in common and barely know each other, must work together and follow the instructions of an anonymous blackmailer. None of them want to go along with the blackmailer's strange instructions, but each of them have a secret they must protect at all costs.
Set during a single day of school, the students race against the clock to complete a unsettling list of tasks. They'll do whatever it takes to keep their secrets hidden . . . but when they discover what the blackmailer has in mind, they realize things may have just gone too far. Can they put a stop to the plan, or is it too late?
Daphne Benedis-Grab is the author of the middle-grade thrillers I Know Your Secret and I Know You’re Lying. She is the part-time school librarian at PS 32 in Brooklyn, where she gets to hang out with kids and books all day (she is a very lucky person!). She lives in New York City with her husband, two teens, and a cat who has been known to sit on her computer if he feels she has been typing too long. Visit her at daphnebg.com
Praise for I Know Your Secret:
“[A] compulsive middle grade thriller.” -- Book Riot
"The twists and turns offer thrills... An entertaining story." -- Kirkus Reviews
“This enjoyable middle grade thriller tackles bullying, environments in which it is allowed to propagate, and the importance of speaking truth to power.” -- Publishers Weekly
“A middle-grade tour de force. An exploration of why we conceal the truth, I Know Your Secret forces four children to come to terms with the secrets they have hidden from everyone.” -- The Nerd Daily
“If you wished you had a middle-grade counterpart to a Karen McManus or Pretty Little Liars novel, you should definitely pick up this twisty and compelling novel.” -- The Young Folks
“Unique … A well done young adult mystery novel in the same vein as Lois Duncan and R.L. Stine – just creepy enough to entertain and short enough to keep the reader engaged.” -- This Bliss Life