TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET by Karen M. McManus (10 Point Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Crime/Thriller
Target Audience: 14+ 
Goodreads Rating: 
4.5/5 

  1. I LOVE TWINS! I don’t know why. Ever since I was like, 5, I’ve always liked the idea of twins. Someone who’s been there always?! That’s freaking sick!
  2. Karen M. McManus has this incredible ability to make you fall undeniably in love with the characters she creates. They’re always so much more in depth than a two-sided coin.
  3. I didn’t guess the ending! Which I LOVED. In her other book, One of Us is Lying I knew who the killer was halfway through. I’m very happy that she surprised me this time around.
  4. At the beginning, so many new characters were being thrown at me that it became a little hard to follow.
  5. I ALWAYS ship her pairings! So cute!
  6. Forests give me the spooks
  7. Loved the idea of Murderland! COOOL!
  8. MEAN GIRLS REFERENCE!
  9. I loved that the school wasn’t the typical cliche. Like, the ‘popular’ group wasn’t filled with only cheerleaders, etc.
  10. Love a good ol’ little town.

Goodreads Description:
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.

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