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No One Needs to Know

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Juicy and gossipy and full of rich people behaving badly - so much fun!  I loved how it alternated between different families and dug deep into their secrets and the things they protected about their lives, and how weird and bad they all were underneath.  The end was crazy - the whole story was honestly crazy - and every single person was a disaster.  This is like modern Judith Krantz in some ways, which is the highest compliment I can give a rich person novel.
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Thank you NetGalley for this ARC.  I LOVED this book.  It was just great.  I read it while on vacation and it was the perfect book.  I was able to easily pick up where I left off without being confused.  Lindsay Cameron does a great job of keeping you interested without giving too many details so that you can’t keep the characters straight.  Everyone on the Upper East Side seems to have something to hide.  When Violet’s picture is taken while vaping and then posted to the private school IG, the crowd goes wild. Her mom tries to seek revenge, other parents accuse her of being a drug dealer, the moms on the chat Urban Myth, wonder what is going to happen next.  Of course there is a death and a clever whodunit.  Read this book at the beach.  Stick in your bag to read at lunch.  Read it in a nice, quiet place with a glass of wine but Read This Book!!!
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I love a good look into the one percent. I love a look at what lengths people will go to to preserve what they believe they deserve. I love a force that moves to expose the facade people call life. It has all these elements and more. It’s so worth the time . The ending is the best moment. Happy reading
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A novel surrounding the lavish lifestyles of three elite families of the Upper East Side. Reminded me of the college admissions scandal where schools mean everything and money can buy anything. Packed full of drama and lies, these families lies begin to be revealed through the platform UrbanMyth. I liked the story line and was definitely a page turner, it was a bit confusing and unrealistic at times, the more I read it the more I began to dislike it.  The ending seemed abrupt and I wish there was more closure.
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Thank you for the opportunity to preview No One Needs To Know. 
I felt like this book was like watching the  real housewives show.  The super elite women in New York have secrets that will turn each others lives apart
Twisty and steamy a fast read and would be great for the beach 
3.5 stars
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The world of elite NYC prep schools meets the secrets that women keep in this suspenseful novel by Lindsay Cameron. The story is told from three parent perspectives: Heather, Poppy, and Norah. Each women is willing to do anything to help their child succeed, but they are each keeping secrets from their spouse  as well.

Mixed in with this drama is an anonymous social media site called UrbanMyth on which people post their darkest secrets and forbidden thoughts. It seems like a perfectly safe platform until hackers reveal the identity behind each post. Now, a man is missing, the police are asking questions, and each woman is worried which, if any, of their secrets are still safe.

This was a pretty enjoyable read. Books with multiple perspectives seem to draw me in and this one was no different. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for the digital ARC.
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At first glimpse, I thought this was gonna be the typical story you see nowadays in the post-Big Little Lies era: WASP-y moms with secrets that lead to someone being murdered. But the premise mentioned something different: an anonymous website where users can post about their community and all that takes place. It winds up being hacked and identities behind the posts getting revealed.

There were a couple things I didn’t like about the book: having 3 POVs about similar women was very confusing. It was a little hard keeping each women and their respective husbands/children straight. Also, the little twist I mentioned in the premise wasn’t introduced until close to the end of the book so there wasn’t much payoff that I had wanted.

Overall, if you like this type of book I think you’d enjoy it.

Thanks as always to NetGalley for the opportunity to review in exchange for review.
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I have mixed feelings about this book, as I was expecting a fast-paced, juicy thriller based on the description. Instead, the majority of the first half of this book moved pretty slow, and overall the 'thriller' part was pretty minimal near the end. Three women are the main characters, none of which I found myself attached to, or all that interested in their well-being. Each of them also had a husband and teenage child...leading to there being a LOT of names. This made the book super confusing for the first third, because I couldn't keep them all straight. The ending was somewhat satisfying, but overall this book was just mediocre for me. I liked it, but didn't love it.
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I enjoyed this book more than I expected to considering it revolves around mega rich upper east siders in nyc. They are so manic about their social standings and where their kids go to school I found yourself rooting for the type of person I don't usually even like. The author did a good job showing alternate points of view and I was happy about the ending.
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Moms on the Upper East Side would do anything to make sure their children have a safe place in the upper echelon of society, which means the best schools. This can be quite stressful, so they sometimes vent in an online forum. But when their anonymity is blasted wide open, what sort of consequences will it have for them and their families? 


I just could not get into this book for some reason. I appreciate that it shows that adults act like teenagers on social media apps, especially when they can do so anonymously, but besides that, I just did not care what happened to any of these women. I did not particularly like or connect with any of the characters.
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No One Needs to Know is centered around three Upper East Side moms – Heather, Poppy, and Norah – whose children are on the cusp of high school and about to be vying for entry into prestigious boarding schools.  These moms consider these elite schools to be the stepping stone to an Ivy League college acceptance and will stop at nothing to ensure their children snag one of these highly competitive spots.  Meanwhile, parents have been posting secrets and snarky comments to a supposedly anonymous message board… but we all know nothing is truly anonymous on the internet, and these parents are about to learn that the hard way.

This gossipy, catty neighborhood drama was such a fun read!  I love that the multiple POV structure gives the reader each of the three moms’ perspectives, plus juicy excerpts from the message board.  It was fascinating to contrast how the women viewed themselves vs what the others thought of them.  I couldn’t put this one down, I blazed through it in about a day and was completely entertained the entire time!

Fans of Gossip Girl and Big Little Lies are sure to enjoy this snarky suspense novel.  This book gave me similar vibes as Dirty Laundry and Girls with Bright Futures, so if you dug those, you’ll love this one too.  Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Ballantine Books for providing me an advance copy of this book.
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Thank you Net Galley and publisher for this ARC. This is my first book I’ve read from Lindsay Cameron and I really enjoyed it. I was immediately interested in the plot. I found this book to be fast paced, I loved the anonymous site twist and couldn’t put this book down. I’ll be recommending it.
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"She knew better than to give anyone in this group a thread to pull."

No One Needs To Know is a juicy, gossip-filled domestic drama that gives tidbits and holds its secrets until the very end.

This story is built around 3 Upper East Side moms. One business mom, one author mom, and one trophy wife mom. They're very different women but they have one thing in common: they want their children to succeed.

The moms are at each other's throats right now because it's nearly time for the elite private high school to be picking their students. They're using UrbanMyth, an anonymous app that lets you post questions or comments about your neighbors, to help their kids' chances and find out the scoops.

There is a lot going on besides the hacking of UrbanMyth that outs all of those "private" posts with the click of a mouse but that's like pouring gas on a fire.

Not everyone is going to make it to see who gets into Andover!

I really enjoyed this! I usually prefer fewer narrators but I really liked them all and was quickly able to tell them apart easily. There are a few really good twists in here and I didn't guess any of them! It was a fun read. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes neighborhood, domestic, or social media dramas, which is right up my alley.

Thanks to NetGalley and other publisher for the chance to read and review! This book is due to hit shelves this May!
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This book is based on three wealthy Upper East Side residents who are prepared to go to any lengths to secure their childrens’ futures. 
Norah, Poppy, and Heather are parents of eighth graders at an elite UES school. The 3 women are active on a social media site where users post anonymous confessions. We all know nothings stays anonymous though, their juicy secrets are there for all to see.
I enjoyed the gossipy, secretive lives of these families but the characters didn’t really seem very fleshed out; for the first half of the book I kept confusing the 3 women. Also the ending was a letdown for me.
Thanks to Bantam and NetGalley for this eARC.
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The multiple POVs got me confused a bunch of times. However, the story is juicy and it kept me engaged all throughout. Reminded me a bit of Gossip Girl but with a cast of parents. The ending did leave me a bit underwhelmed but overall this was a book well worth my time! Thank you to the author and publisher for the eARC.
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No One Needs to Know
A Novel
by Lindsay Cameron
It was all confidential. Right up to the moment when it wasn’t.
WOW. Poppy, Heather, and Norah are East Side mothers with kids in a high-brow private school. All will do anything to get a step up to advance the kids to the best of everything. They post secret confessions, and then it is hacked. WOW!! This would be an amazing movie that kept me waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it slammed down. LOVED this book.
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I loved this book! No One Needs to Know tells the story of several families on the Upper East Side whose children attend an exclusive private school, and all of whom have secrets to hide, many of which are shared on a popular anonymous message board. When the message board is hacked, and secrets are revealed, events cascade out of control.

Although the characters were pretty unlikeable, they were very well drawn and each interesting in their own way. It was a quick read and really captured my interest; I loved all the twists and turns. Definitely recommend!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC!
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This was a pretty solid story. I was definitely hooked and wanted to keep reading more about all the horrible happenings. Also it is in New York and this midwestern reader has always loved a setting in the city. I would recommend.
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Taylor Adams does a great job with the creepiness and suspense. The first part of the novel establishes that Emma Carpenter has become a house sitter on a remote beach house in the off season with only her friendly dog as a companion and an elderly alcoholic neighbor that she’s never met in person. She’s sequestered herself because she’s an antisocial introvert by nature, and a grim event that happened a few months earlier made her quit life and essentially go into hiding. 

The bulk of the novel is one single night, and the fact that so many pages could keep the tension over the course of a few hours makes this read a fun page-turner. 

William Morrow provided an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review of this novel, which RELEASES APRIL 25, 2023.
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Gossip girl meets desperate housewives. A quick read thriller for a fun weekend read. The high society parents of middle school-aged kids find themselves in the middle of drama after drama as they try to navigate the social hierarchy while keeping their own drama quiet.
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