Hi everyone! This year, I’ve really made an effort to read more books. I love reading anyway, but I often find myself disracted by Netflix or my phone in the evenings and then feel too tired to read for very long. I don’t often write book reviews on my blog but I’d like to make it more of a monthly thing. My plan is to write a new book review every month and then we can have a discussion in the comments about the book if you’ve read it. This month, I’m going to be reviewing ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’ by Karen M. McManus. Also, don’t wory, there are no spoilers in this review so you can still read it even if you haven’t read the book!
Length: 334 pages
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Synopsis:A perfect town is hiding secrets. Two teenagers are dead. Two murders unsolved. And a killer who claims to be coming back.
Ellery’s never been to Echo Ridge, but she’s heard all about it.
It’s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen’s murder five years ago made national news and where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen’s death. His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace.
His mother’s remarriage vaulted them to Echo Ridge’s upper crust, but it could all change when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again. And the return of Malcolm’s brother doesn’t help matters. But his return is just a coincidence… isn’t it?
Ellery and Malcolm both know it’s hard to let go when you don’t have closure. Then another girl disappears.
As they race to unravel what happened, they realise every secret has layers in Echo Ridge. The truth might be closer to home than either.
My Thoughts: I LOVE this book. I’d previously read ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ by the same author and it was one of my favourite books so I was already expecting good things for this book. I read this book in 3 days, which is very fast for me because I literally couldn’t put it down. It’s very easy to read and I loved the ending, it was certainly unexpected for me and not at all predictable. It has a spooky atmosphere throughout the book and there wasn’t one point where it got boring. With complex characters and intricate plotting, One of Us Is Lying delivers a fast-paced, twisty whodunit that I would recommend to anyone.
Rebecca Rose x
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