‘Keep This To Yourself’ Nominated for 2020 Thriller Award

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Tom Ryan’s YA novel, Keep This To Yourself has been nominated for a 2020 International Thriller Writers (ITW) Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel. This is an amazing addition to the list of praise and accolades the novel has received, such as being selected for The Globe 100: Books that shaped 2019 and the ALA Rainbow List 2020, as well as being one of CCBC’s best YA novels of the decade and one of Quill & Quire’s best books of 2019.

Here’s a little summary of Ryan’s thrilling murder-mystery novel:

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.”
You can check out all the 2020 Thriller Award nominees here. The winners will be announced in a special presentation on Saturday, July 11, 2020 during “Virtual” ThrillerFest hosted by the ITW on their Facebook page.
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Nicole joined Nerds and Beyond in 2019 and is excited to finally get back into writing. As a life-long nerdy fangirl from New Jersey, she loves Supernatural and its fandom as well as anything Wayward, Kings of Con, Lucifer, Wynonna Earp, and the musical Bandstand. She’s constantly listening to Louden Swain, The Station Breaks, Briana Buckmaster, The Avett Brothers, The Mots Nouveaux, or any of Aaron Mahnke’s podcasts. When she’s not [procrastinating] on Twitter, you can usually find her binging Netflix with her dog, reading fanfic, or daydreaming about being back in Arizona or Disney World!

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