Review: Two Can Keep A Secret
Author: Karen McManus
Y’all listen!!!! This book was soooo good! I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. After I got into the story, I was invested in finding out how this was going to end and let me tell you the ending took all of my edges, snatched them and threw them right back at me. I love the endings that I never see coming and out of nowhere you have answers to questions you didn’t even know to ask. Karen has such an amazing way to tell a story with so many details that aren’t too overwhelming. This gave me Pretty Little Liars feels and I’m all here for it.
So what is this book about? It takes place is a small town called Echo Ridge that sits near the Canadian border. Our main character Ellery is obsessed with true crime because 20+ years ago her aunt Sarah went missing and no one ever talks about it. And five years ago a homecoming queen is found dead, drawing unwanted attention to this picture perfect town. But just as pictures up close have small flaws, the town of Echo Ridge and the ones who reside there, there are secrets below the surface. So when Ellery and her twin brother Ezra have to move from California to Echo Ridge, Ellery finds herself not only trying to figure out pieces of her moms past but trying to solve the mystery behind the disappearance of yet again another potential homecoming queen. And as Ellery and her friends try to put the pieces of this puzzle together, they found out that there are some secrets you can share as well as ones you are better off keeping to yourself.
“There’s something deeply satisfying about confronting a monster and escaping unscathed. Real monsters aren’t anything like that. They don’t let go.”
Until next time, until the next book.