I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I have been away from social media for, what feels like forever.
I took a small break to clear my head and enjoy the last month of the year. I enjoyed my break so much, I did an entire re-read of Harry Potter and really loved it.
I have a review for you all, for the first book I read in 2019. It was a great read to start the year off with, and I’m excited to talk about it.
Also, I’d love to wish this novel a very Happy Book Birthday, since it came out today!
I’d like to thank Penguin Random House Canada for sending this book my way!
Goodreads Rating: 4.22/5
Pages: 336 Pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: January 8th, 2019
Genre: YA, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary
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 its 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.
This novel was one that I knew from the beginning that I would enjoy. I knew it wouldn’t be anything incredibly well written and mind blowing, but I knew it would be a fun thriller with some interesting mysteries thrown in.
This novel drew me in from page one. It had a very interesting small town mystery going on with several deaths, which I found to be incredibly intriguing.
The characters in this novel weren’t anything special. I did really enjoy the familiar relationships that we got to experience throughout the novel, from several different perspectives. We got to see how different families could be, and how it effects the way people act and think.
As for the setting. The small town setting of this novel was incredibly fun to read about. It made the plot so much more interesting and definitely made the guessing game easier to play.
The mystery in this novel was definitely one that I didn’t find myself completely enthralled in until it really started to heat up. The more we got to know the characters in this novel the more it interested me.
If you’re looking for a novel that you can fly through and enjoy the process, then I’d definitely recommend this novel. It is such an easy and fun read, I really doubt you’ll have anything to complain about. Unless you go into it with too many expectations, which you shouldn’t do.
This book isn’t one that I would re-read, especially after finding out the mystery, but it is one that I don’t regret reading. I’ll definitely be picking up any other book Karen M. McManus comes out with.
That concludes my review of Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus.
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