Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Great Books About Secrets!

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

This Riot Recommendation asking for great books about secrets is sponsored by Amazon Publishing, publishers of Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen.

Only Ever Her cover imageWhen a young bride goes missing, her loved ones are forced to question how well they knew her… and how well they know themselves. From Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, the author of When We Were Worthy, comes a riveting new novel about big family secrets laid bare in a small southern town. Read Only Ever Her.



Juicy. Scandalous. Dangerous. Heartbreaking. Friendship ending. We’re talking about secrets, of course, and all the things they can be and consequences to come once they are told. And we want to hear about them—well, specifically, we want to hear about great books about secrets! So pop on down to our comments section and tell us which great books about secrets you’ve loved—don’t worry, telling us doesn’t make you a gossip!—and next week we’ll have a juicy, secret exploding list for you.