Review: Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards

Book Summary

On Cleo’s 18th birthday, she finds a note in her bathroom about a scavenger hunt. Thinking it must be her best friend or boyfriend, Cleo isn’t as worried as she should be. But when no one knows anything about the note, Cleo thinks she’ll play the game and collect her prize.

Along with her best friend Hope, Cleo embarks on a journey throughout Columbus, Ohio to see who is behind the birthday surprise. But shortly after starting, everything about this scavenger hunt feels eerily familiar. All the locations point to Cleo’s ex boyfriend Declan, who drowned on a rafting trip last year.

As the game gets darker, Cleo’s stalker threatens that she finish the game, or everyone will know what really happened to Declan. Join Cleo on this thrilling day of mind games.

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Book Club

February 2022 Book Club: Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards


The Book

Seven Dirty Secrets released November 2, 2021.

Why did we pick this book?

As you know, we love a good thriller. When we saw the premise of Seven Dirty Secrets involved a scavenger hunt, we knew it would be perfect for a group discussion. Email us at to join us Sunday February 20th for book club!

What is this book about?

Cleo receives a mysterious invitation for a scavenger hunt on her 18th birthday. Thinking it’s a gift from a friend, Cleo and her best friend Hope embark on the journey. But shortly after the game starts, things feel eerily familiar. In fact, all of the clues go back to Cleo’s ex-boyfriend Cyrus. Someone knows what really happened to Cleo last summer and they won’t let her forget it. ..or get away with it. Seven Dirty Secrets promises to be exciting and intense.

What other YA books has the author written?

Richards wrote Five Total Strangers, We All Fall Down, What You Hide and My Secret to Tell.