Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Published January 8, 2019
Hardcover, 336 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS
(Thanks to the Penguin Random House I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
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 read this one immediately after I read the authors first book One Of Us is Lying, and I was immediately ready to pick up all works by her. Honestly I’m not sure which one I loved more! While having completely different storylines, the author knows how to write a psychological thriller, and this one proves it. I flew through this one because I NEEDED to know what was happening and how it was going to end.
It was hard not to question every character throughout the book. Every time a new one was introduced I was sure they were the problem, it was such an awesome way to have the reader wondering. I love the way it was told in multiple perspectives, I would absolutely have chosen those ones to hear from, it was perfect.
This book is an absolute MUST read!!! If you read One Of Us is Lying and loved it, I have no doubt you will be enthralled with this one. It keeps you on your toes throughout the whole story. You get to know each character so well, you will be questioning them all. Please just pick this one up, you can thank me later!