This thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending.
Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.
What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.
Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?
Title: All Your Twisted Secrets
Publisher: HarperTeen / HarperCollins
Release date: March 17th, 2020
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audio
Rights sold: UK, Canada, Australia, France, Russia, Romania
This was a wild ride from start to finish! I wondered how we were gonna do with a book where they were locked in the room for only an hour but Urban knew just what to do!
We flip between the current time running down from the hour and the past that leads up to why they are all locked in this room.
They’re trying desperately to figure out who would want one of them dead, and why would they use such extreme measures.
The six people are all vastly different not only in social standing but in personality so it really makes you want to know who in the world decided to put them all together. What could they all possibly have in common?
I was wondering if maybe they were all at a party and someone died and they covered it up and all, I won’t say anything else but suffice to say, I didn’t see that ending coming.
You couldn’t help but like most of the characters, I say most because I mean, there’s always one you gotta love to hate, amiright?
Of course, I definitely hade my favorites, Diego, Scott, and Amber in particular, but again, there was only really one person I just thought I wouldn’t mind seeing get jabbed with a needle, half jk, I would never wish that upon a real person, but, I mean, even a pacifist would have wanted to poke Sasha.
Urban has a really great sense of timing and pacing, each chapter leaves you wanting to know what happens next whether it’s in the past or in the future.
Seriously, this book was addictive, and as far as debut novels go, she’s got me hooked!
I couldn’t stop reading and so I finished it one go, on Friday the 13th no less [Urban’s not the only one with a great sense of timing, jk jk].
Each character has their own reasons for being there, but is it because they did something wrong?
And how easy is it to decide to kill someone you know?
The choice is clear, pick one or you all go.
Fantastic book, I don’t want to write too long a review, it’s a thriller, it’s an escape/locked room, and there’s six teens, one needle, and one bomb.
Thanks so much to HarperTeen for an eARC of this in exchange for my honest opinion! 4 solid cups of coffee from me!
About the Author
Diana Urban is an author of dark, twisty thrillers, including All Your Twisted Secrets (HarperTeen). When she’s not torturing fictional characters, she works in digital marketing for startups. She lives with her husband and cat in Boston and enjoys reading, playing video games, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance. Visit her online at dianaurban.com.