This Summer's Secrets

This Summer's Secrets

A brand new thriller from bestselling author of The One Memory of Flora Banks


A bold new story for fans of We Were Liars, intertwining past and present, love and loss, from the bestselling author of The One Memory of Flora Banks.

'A sun-splashed Cornish thriller with a dark heart, ideal for YA fans of E Lockhart' Guardian


Senara has never been in love before. She's not done anything exciting before. Always the sidekick . . . Until the summer that changes everything.

Cliff House is closed off for most of the year until its rich Londoner owners come down to Cornwall for the summer. This year, despite herself, Senara finds herself pulled into this world of wealth and ease, sunbathing and beautiful people. She even finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But Cliff House and its owners are hiding things. They've been hiding things for too long and now, despite all their efforts, their secrets are coming out . . . Secrets that involve Senara's friends and her family in a way she could never have imagined.

'An intoxicating mix of mystery, suspense and first love' The Daily Mirror
'A perfect holiday page-turner' The Sunday Express
'This is another young adult novel that will have younger readers transfixed' The Metro
'A slow-burn summer novel packed with intrigue' Culturefly - 22 Books to add to your Summer Reading List

Read more captivating fiction from Emily Barr:

The One Memory of Flora Banks
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods
Things to do Before The End of the World


  • A slow-burn summer novel packed with intrigue.
    Culturefly - 22 Books to add to your Summer Reading List

About the author

Emily Barr

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS published in 2017 was Emily Barr's first novel for young adults and was a global hit, publishing in 27 languages. Before that, she worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became BACKPACK, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world. She lives in Cornwall with her husband and their children.
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