My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.
But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…
…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.
This book is a quick, easy and fun read. You could easily sit down and read it all in one go. However, I did have some issues with the plot and the characters.
In terms of the characters, they were just stereotypical and lacked any sort of depth. The issues or problems that they struggled with were too clichéd for me. I’ve seen it all too many times before to really get invested or care about what happens.
The plot was highly unoriginal, which wouldn’t be a problem for me really, except that it didn’t do enough to stand out from its competition. ‘One of Us is Lying’, a book with a similar plot released earlier in the year, is just so much better. ‘Six Little Secrets’ left me feeling underwhelmed with the twists, underwhelmed with the ending, and in fact, the whole book left me with a general ‘meh’ feeling.
I do realise that I’m coming over quite negative about this book now, but it’s not all bad. It grabbed my attention enough to read all the way to the end, and I do think it could possibly find its niche. For fans of Pretty Little Liars perhaps, or those suffering from withdrawal after ‘One of Us is Lying’.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)