Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

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This article is about the book. For the series, see Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (series).

Truly Devious
Cover of Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Author(s) Maureen Johnson
Published January 16, 2018
Publisher HarperCollins
Genre(s) Mystery
Age group Young Adult

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is a young adult mystery novel, originally published January 16, 2018. It is the first book in the Truly Devious series.

Trigger Warnings

  • Alcohol (underage)
  • Anxiety
    The main character has anxiety and takes anti-anxiety medication. She experiences a panic attack in the book.
  • Character death (including loved ones)
  • Drugs
  • Kidnapping
    Book contains flashbacks to a kidnapping/ransom case.
  • Murder
  • Panic attack
  • Sexism


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Main character with anxiety
  • Non-binary queer side character
  • Black lesbian side character


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