Book Review: Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

My skin prickles, every nerve twitching

I loved One of Us is Lying and was really looking forward to reading Two Can Keep a Secret, so as soon as it came out I picked it up and made sure I had time to read it. I loved it again.

Book Review: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus


Title & Author: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary
Release date: January 8 2019
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Delacorte Press


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.

I give Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus five out of five hearts because I really loved this novel. I was curious what exactly happened from the get go and for most of the time, I couldn’t see how everything fit together.

Allery is sent to Echo Ridge, where her grandmother lives. She is very reluctant to live there, but she eventually finds a way to enjoy herself in this small town. She is obsessed with true crime and the disappearance of her aunt years before makes it interesting to be here. When another girl disappears in the town she goes to investigate. Her brother Ezra has it a little easier and he fits in better.

I love Karen’s storytelling and she keeps dropping small hints to give the reader a glimpse at what is going on. The hints are clear, but only later you can see how they are connected, which I really liked.

Overall I think Karen’s Echo Ridge is a great place with an interesting evil, it was a very interesting place to read about and I loved the way she has brought it to life.

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