Two Can Keep A Secret

Two Can Keep A SecretTwo Can Keep A Secret
By Karen M. McManus
Source Library
Published by Delacorte Press on January 8, 2019

four-stars

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 really liked this book! I was kind of surprised by how much I enjoyed it, because I thought the author’s first book was just okay.

When it comes to mysteries, if the author can surprise me, that’s always a good thing. And this book has several mysteries to solve, one of which I didn’t sort out before the end.

I loved the way this book combined multiple mysteries, spanning several years. The alternating points of view, between Ellery and Malcolm, were a good way to keep up the suspense, although both characters’ voices read as identical to me.

I really enjoyed Two Can Keep A Secret, and didn’t want to put it down! Definitely a recommended read.

four-stars

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