Two Can Keep A Secret || YA Thrillers All The Rage

 

Title: Two Can Keep A Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Page Count: 336 pages
Genre: Mystery // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★.5
Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

Two can Keep A Secret was even better than One Of Us Is Lying! I loved the suspense and McMann’s ability to make us feel for characters. I felt more invested in these characters and found them more layered than in her first book, definitely a sign of growth in terms of the author’s writing. 
 
Transporting you back to high school is rarely a good time for most of us but the author does it in a way that pulls at nostalgia and captures your attention. I liked the layers to this story because of it’s multi-generational secrets and mysteries. While there’s no direct violence the underlying fear is there and you really get a sense of a good YA thriller.
 
The alternating chapters keep you flipping and give insight through different perspectives, a well done switch in points of view! I’m excited to see what McMann bring to us next!
 
**Thank you Penguin Canada for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

 

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