No One Needs to Know by Lindsay Cameron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The residents of Manhattan’s exclusive Upper East Side neighborhoods, are no strangers to drama. One might say, the bigger the money, the bigger the drama.
Looking for an anonymous place to vent and share their deepest, darkest secrets, as well as occasional search for advice, residents turn to an app; as you do nowadays.
It’s called UrbanMyth and the promise is that it is 100% anonymous. No matter what you post, no one will ever be able to link it back to you.
That sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
In this story, we’re following three different perspectives, Heather, Norah and Poppy; all women who live in the UES and have children at the Crofton School.
I don’t want to give any details of the drama that unfolds amongst these women, as it is really fun to watch the sh*tshow unfold right before you eyes. Just know, it’s high octane, 1% problems, with twist after jilted twist.
As the interactions between the women and their families are reaching a fever pitch, hackers break through the walls of UrbanMyth, tearing them down and exposing all users.
After the hack, as long as you have a person’s email address, you can find everything they ever posted on the app. When an UES-parent disappears, the local law enforcement find this hack quite useful.
Will any of our ladies be caught red-handed blabbing about their evil misdoings?!
It’s no secret that I love stories involving rich people drama, so No One Needs to Know had a really great shot of making me happy, and it did!
It’s such a quick, fun read, especially if you are also down for some secrets and drama. I loved the use of mixed media to tell the story.
Cameron included various posts from the UrbanMyth app, as well as correspondence involving the lead investigator of the UES-parent’s disappearance.
I also really enjoyed the anticipation of getting to the crime. I didn’t know for quite a while who, or what, the investigation was going to be into. There were so many different possibilities with all that was going on.
I thought once the crime/mystery was revealed, it was fun watching everyone scrambling around. I couldn’t tell if they were covering up something regarding that, or just other various secrets they were trying not to have exposed.
It was genuinely an addicting storyline.
Additionally, I found the conclusion to be immensely satisfying. Cameron knew just what I wanted in the end.
Overall, this is a great popcorn suspense, that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. Don’t expect to fall in the love with the characters, but if you enjoy being a fly on the wall watching people’s dirty laundry be aired, you should definitely have a good time with this one!
Thank you so much to the publisher, Ballantine, for providing me with a copy to read and review.
This is the first I have read from Lindsay Cameron, but I am definitely looking forward to picking up more of her work.