Two Can Keep a Secret

Finished Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus.

Summary (from Goodreads):

“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.”

This book is basically perfect for me. Its main character (Ellery) is a true crime junkie and is drawn into an actual mystery that may or may not be connected to herself and to her family. There are plenty of sketchy characters and a lot of red herrings. It’s one of the most fun books ever.

And like with her first book, One of Us is Lying, it is nearly impossible to stop reading once you start.

This is a completely fun experience and, even if you call some twists, you won’t get them all. If you need something to distract you or keep you company on a plane ride, this is for you.

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