Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen McManus
Pub. Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Synopsis: Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.
The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.
Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.
Oh my gosh, guys, I absolutely LOVE this book. It’s so much of a thrill ride that I couldn’t put it down. I loved the author’s first book, too, but this one was just…wow, it was definitely my cup of tea and I felt like I really connected with the story, the characters – everything!
The first thing I want to point out is how awesome this cover looks next to the cover of One of Us is Lying. They look so great together, and I have them sitting side by side because I really like them. Anyway, on to the actual story!
This was such a suspenseful book, and because of that, it was completely gripping and captured my attention from the first chapter. I was hooked – the author has so much talent when it comes to writing and developing a plot – everything was so organized and flowed beautifully.
The characters in the book were so relatable and easy to like. They were detailed and had such great personalities that made the book so enjoyable. I feel like these characters are the kinds of characters that I would love to know and be friends with in real life. If you like personality and character development in your novels, Karen M. McManus is an author you will truly enjoy reading books from!
The plot was so thrilling, too – you know me, I love a good thriller and I was so excited to read this because I was tired of contemporaries and needed something a little different. This is exactly what I needed, and it definitely satisfied my thriller craving. The twists were ones that I didn’t see coming, and that’s rare for me because I typically can figure out exactly what is going to happen before it does, so I have to say this book was amazing in terms of surprises!
Definitely read this! It was one of the best books that I’ve picked up in a while, and I sincerely look forward to the author’s next novel!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I’m a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA.
When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son I’ve ridden horses in Colombia and bicycles through Paris. A member of SCBWI, I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Which I have never, ever used professionally.
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