Books with Shocking Secrets Revealed

Secrets, secrets are no fun, unless they're revealed to everyone in a plot twist you never saw coming.

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My fourth novel, June, begins when a secret that’s been kept for sixty years is unleashed. But that’s just the beginning; the characters grappling with the fallout from a long-buried tryst—between a small town girl and the world’s most famous movie star—have no idea the other explosive secrets that await them, or the myriad reasons the affair was kept quiet in the first place.

I love a book with a good solid secret and an explosive twist. Here are a few of my favorites (no spoilers, but I do hope to whet your appetite)!


Nicoleta Ionescu/; Author Photo: © Kai Beverly-Whittemore

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MIRANDA BEVERLY-WHITTEMORE is the author of three other novels: New York Times bestseller Bittersweet; Set Me Free, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, given annually for the best book of fiction by an American woman; and The Effects of Light. A recipient of the Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, she lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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