Not only is Tom Ryan‘s mystery novel Keep This to Yourself an Arthur Ellis Award winner, but it was recently named the winner of the 2020 International Thriller Writers (ITW) Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel! The winners were announced on July 11 during the “Virtual” ThrillerFest with with R. L. Stine introducing the Best Young Adult Novel category.
You can watch the awards presentation below!
This thrilling award-winning novel is the perfect summer read, especially for anyone whole loves a great murder-mystery story. Here’s a summary of 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.”