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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

No One Needs to Know


Narrator: Brittany Pressley, Rebecca Lowman

Random House Audio

ISBN: 9780593159101

Publisher: Random House, Bantam

Publication Date: 05/09/2023

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)



When an anonymous neighborhood forum gets hacked, the darkest secrets of New York’s wealthiest residents come to light—including some worth killing for—in this gripping suspense novel from the author of Just One Look.


It was all confidential. Right up to the moment when it wasn’t.

UrbanMyth: It was lauded as an alternative to the performative, show-your-best-self platforms—an anonymous discussion board grouped by zip code. The residents of Manhattan’s exclusive Upper East Side disclosed it all, things they would never share with their friends or their spouses: secret bank accounts, steamy affairs, tidbits of juicy gossip. These are the same parents who would go to astonishing lengths to ensure their children gain admission to the most prestigious boarding schools and universities. So when a “hacktivist” group breaks into the forum and exposes the real identity behind each poster, the repercussions resound down Park Avenue with a force none could have anticipated.

And someone will end up dead.

Will it be Heather, the outsider who would do anything to get her daughter into the elite’s good graces and into even better schools? Norah, the high-powered suit failing to balance work and the emotional responsibilities of motherhood? Or Poppy, perfect on the outside but hiding more than her share of secrets?

Each of them has something to hide. Each of them will do anything to keep their secrets hidden. And each of them just might kill to protect their own.









Praise


“No One Needs to Know is a tantalizing peek behind the curtain concealing the secrets of the uber-elite on the Upper East Side. It’s Big Little Lies meets Gossip Girl in an unputdownable read that is as smart and witty as it is delectable. I raced through it!”

—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish


“Smart, taut, and fantastically well-written . . . a scandalous and delicious avalanche.”

—Georgina Cross, author of Nanny Needed


“Ambition, adultery, and murder collide in this sly, witty thriller. No One Needs to Know is a juicy page-turner that will leave readers gasping—and guessing—until the end.”

—Robyn Harding


“A brilliant (and cautionary) thriller about ambition, desire, and competition—and the shocking lengths parents will go to get what they want. I loved this!”

—Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of The Guest House


“Lindsay Cameron is a genius at putting the players in place and making us sympathize with their wrongdoings. Then, with devilish twists and turns, she unleashes her characters, their secrets spilling out in spellbinding, heart-thumping mayhem. An irresistible read!”

—Samantha M. Bailey, internationally bestselling author of Watch Out for Her


“No One Needs to Know is a tantalizing peek behind the curtain concealing the secrets of the uber-elite on the Upper East Side. It’s Big Little Lies meets Gossip Girl in an unputdownable read that is as smart and witty as it is delectable. I raced through it!”

—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish


“Fast-paced intrigue spiked with social satire . . . those inclined toward a fizzy cocktail of suspense and schadenfreude should enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly



My Review


Lindsey Cameron's NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW features the darkest secrets of New York's wealthiest in a scandalous and witty domestic suspense— when an anonymous neighborhood forum gets hacked and turns deadly.


"If you want validation, use your social media. If you want discretion, then turn to UrbanMyth. Your secrets are safe with us."


Bare your secrets.

Confidential.

All you need is an email.

There is no way to track your identity.

Safe and secure.

UNTIL —It WASN'T!


The Upper East Side of Manhattan is a neighborhood of wealth and social status. Parents compete to send their children to the best boarding schools in preparation for their Ivy League education.


UrbanMyth is a discussion board where the residents can post their darkest secrets. However, three moms learn that there is no such thing as anonymity, and someone may die.


Meet the three women: Poppy, Heather, and Norah.


Poppy is the Queen Bee: Upper East side, uber-wealthy, husband, old family money—trophy wife.


Heather is a helicopter mom that has clawed her way into the elite society and will do anything to get her daughter the same as the other kids.


Norah is a successful businesswoman with very little in common with the other moms, except her daughter attends the same school.


Then three moms' paths will cross. The UrbanMyth is hacked! Secrets are out, and someone winds up dead.


Each of them has something to hide.

Each of them will do anything to keep secrets hidden.

And each of them just might kill to protect their own.


A juicy drama!


Highly entertaining scandalous suspense of ambition, desire, greed, envy, and competition. Full of twists and dirty secrets. Oh, the lengths these women will go to ensure their children have what 'they think' is the best—for fans of Big Little Lies.


I am looking forward to more by this talented author.


Thanks to #RandomHouse for an e-ARC via #NetGalley for review purposes. #RandomHouseInfluencers


Also listened to the audiobook, narrated by Brittany Pressley (fav) and Rebecca Lowman, for an entertaining listening experience.



@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

Pub Date: May 9, 2023

My Rating: 4 Stars









About the Author


Lindsay Cameron worked as a corporate lawyer for many years in Vancouver and New York City before leaving the law behind to write books. Her first novel, Biglaw, was published in 2015. Just One Look is her suspense debut. She lives in New York City where she is currently at work on her next book. WEBSITE


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