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Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

A Fear Street Novel

Fear Street

R. L. Stine

St. Martin's Griffin


R.L. Stine has built his legacy on scaring children and teenagers. Now he's back with another spine-tingling tale of horror in this new Fear Street book about temptation, betrayal, and fear.

Eddie and Emmy are high school sweethearts from the wrong side of the tracks. Looking for an escape from their dreary lives, they embark on an overnight camping trip in the Fear Street Woods with four friends. As Eddie is carving a heart into a tree, he and Emmy discover a bag hidden in the trunk. A bag filled with hundred-dollar bills. Thousands of them. Should they take it? Should they leave the money there? The six teens agree to leave the bag where it is until it's safe to use it. But when tragedy strikes Emmy's family, the temptation to skim some money off of the top becomes impossible to fight. There's only one problem. When Emmy returns to the woods, the bag of money is gone, and with it, the trust of six friends with a big secret.

Packed with tension and sure to illicit shivers in its readers, this new Fear Street book is another terrifying tale from a master of horror.



In my dream, I’m running through mud, my pale nightgown flapping. I can hear the splat splat splat of my bare feet as they slap the soft, wet ground.

I run through...

Praise for Can You Keep a Secret?

“Stine returns to Shadyside and his incredibly successful and addictive horror formula. It's impossible not to be sucked into the swift pace and delightfully spine-tingling moments. Expect plenty of turnout for this one.” —Booklist on Don't Stay Up Late

“These books are designed to be a pleasant diversion as well as fodder for nightmares...and the author doesn't disappoint.” —Kirkus Reviews on Party Games

“Lurking on Fear Street are many more page-turning... horrors from the beloved author... A volume that proves why Stine's books endure.” —Library Journal on Party Games

Reviews from Goodreads

R. L. Stine

R.L. STINE is one of the bestselling children's authors in history, with more than 400 million books sold to date. In 1989, Stine created the Fear Street series, one of the bestselling young adult book series in history, with 80 million copies sold worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling children's series Goosebumps, which began in 1992 and has sold 300 million copies around the world.

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