Backalenick pens a thrilling story in Carrie's Secret. I have read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. It's definitely one of those page-turners that you can't put down until the end. Carrie is a remarkably complex character, not just being a teenager (which is complex in itself) but a psychiatric patient. She's bold and raw, and yet fearful to share her secret and also keep quiet about it. There are a lot of twists and turns, and relationships between different characters. This book deserves a second read! (and maybe more). A very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. The thrills and intrigue is written clearly and the characterizations are engrossing. If you love a good psychological thriller, this book should be next on your list. It's a great story to follow and try to figure out what will happen next, as well as great character and story development. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.