The Last Real Secret by L.C. Warman

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A missing girl with dark secrets. A friend who cannot let her go. A ticking clock that is running out.


Almost one week ago, 17-year-old Reese watched her best friend, Charlotte Walters, run laughing out of a party and into the woods by the lake.

Charlotte never returned.

Since then, Reese has followed up on every lead, talked to every suspect at the party, and found out secrets about Charlotte and St. Clair that she never would have believed. And yet, Charlotte is still missing.

Even a heart-wrenching confession from one of the partygoers has only solved one mystery, and opened up many others. Reese begins to ask herself: how well did she actually know Charlotte? Can she trust any of the people around her, including Charlotte’s enigmatic older brother? And will she ever find Charlotte at all?

Soon, Reese realizes that she’ll have to stake everything on one final effort, because time for Charlotte is running out. Now, Reese will finally get the answers she’s been seeking—if she’s brave enough to face them. But one last secret from Charlotte’s family may just change everything.

THE LAST REAL SECRET is the third novel in the YA mystery trilogy “The Disappearance of Charlotte Walters.” The complete trilogy includes:




“Warman’s taut prose is pitched perfectly for her subject matter, managing to make the high school drama feel high-stakes and creepy by turns… The author’s sharp senses of pacing and character make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Readers will be waiting with anticipation for future volumes. A captivating teen mystery in a secretive lakeside town.” -Kirkus Reviews

“An intriguing blend of realism and reflection, unsettling discoveries and natural consequences… In this young adult mystery, nothing can be taken for granted and no one connected to the missing girl is untouched.” -Foreword Reviews



L.C. Warman is the author of the St. Clair mystery series. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldn’t back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.


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