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.
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Release Date: January 8, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Two Can Keep a Secret is the latest young adult mystery from Karen McManus. Knowing her debut mystery was an excellent read (I heard many readers raved about it) I was really excited to see how her newest one panned out. Well, I was thrilled with it! For a young adult novel, I really fell into the story. I was consumed by it from page one and and devoured it page by page until the end. This is an easy read, and being 323 pages, a book you can read rather quickly. Also, seeing as the topic of the story is so interesting, I knew I would fly through it! If you are a fan of these types of mysteries, ones with EPIC TWISTS (I didn't see THAT coming), then I would recommend this one to you.
In Two Can Keep a Secret, readers will meet Ellery, Ezra, Malcolm, and a slew of secondary characters. The main characters of the story are Ellery and Malcolm and the book is told in dual POV's through them. When Ellery and Ezra come to live with their grandmother in Echo Ridge, they don't realize they are going to become part of a murder mystery from the past that bleeds into the present. You see, someone is stalking homecoming queens, and when one goes missing? All hell breaks loose in this small town. Ellery, a true crime buff, stops at nothing and uses her knowledge of crime to try and figure out the mystery of the disappearance of a classmate, and that of her mothers twin sister many years ago.
The author does a wonderful job at weaving the crime of the past into the present and shocks readers with some epic twists along the way. The characters are very likable, albeit a little naive, and make the story as interesting as the plot. There were so many things that I didn't see coming while reading, and I found myself shocked at the ending! I think many will agree that this is the author who needs to be watched because based on this book and her prior release, she is bound to create more amazing and thrilling stories.
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