I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson


Thanks to Kevin Robinson who answered police related questions for me.


Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change…

Some Reviews

Definitely worth a read !!!!!!!!!!!!Very enjoyable read !!!Always left you hanging!!!!!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it was very original and I loved the way Penny Joelson combined crime the struggles of a disabled person . It also teaches you that just because you are disabled or are a bit different to others doesn’t mean you are not able to do the same as them. I was also very happy that Jemma was finally able to communicate properly and that she was finally able to tell her Mother she loved her.

Best book I have ever read

This is officially my all time favourite book ever! I read it in the space of 2 hours because it was so gripping and i couldn’t put it down! I am in the process of reading it now for the third time and i love it so much. The best book i have ever read.

Excellent Read

Excellent read, couldn’t put it down. A thought provoking insight into what it might be like not to have any means of communication. A positive and uplifting novel with characters I cared about.


Fantastic book. Should be read by everyone. Particularly people who work with people who use each. So good to see how frustrating it it must be to not be able to communicate.

If you want the type of information that Penny Joelson has access to, just click on the covers below:

A Writer's Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK by [Robinson, Kevin N.]218 Fact Cover

BPCD 2016 Cover on Amazon