Tuesday read! It's been a strange day and that requires getting lost in a book! ❤
Starting this one tonight! I really enjoyed One of Us is Lying, so I have high hopes for this one, while I wait for the sequel.
This is one book where I was so invested in the storyline that I needed to finish it before I went to sleep at night. As always, Karen McManus blew me away with her writing style and ability to really throw in a shock factor. I literally could not guess the ending of this book, which is why I loved it so much. I think One of Us is Lying was a little more intense, because of the multiple POVs, but I HIGHLY recommend this thriller!
4 audiobooks came off hold for me in the last few days and I‘ve been looking forward to them all I don‘t know where to start!
I enjoy reading YA mysteries even as I find myself thinking, “you should be more careful!” anytime the main character asks potential suspects dangerous questions. I enjoyed this one as much as One of Us is Lying. I even woke up a little early to finish it before work, which is a big deal as I love sleep.
I really like this author. She has a strong creative voice in the thriller genre. She really takes an idea and brings a lot of elements together to make it entertaining and suspenseful. This book is about generations of missing girls and murder centered in a town with a horror theme park at its core. There are so many interesting pieces of this story that made it hard to put this one down!
I really liked this book, although I liked One of Us is Lying much better. The ending was kind of anticlimactic, but I liked the characters and their relationships. There was a little more diversity in this book, with one of the main characters being mixed, and two side characters being LGBT (but that‘s not their defining characteristic!). Anyway, if you‘re a fan of thrillers, especially the YA type, here‘s a book for you!
1. I‘m on instagram, but Snapchat is my one true love.
2. I like letter writing, but no penpals. :(
3. I love cross stitching and writing and archery!
4. I would learn...how to...I don‘t know, paddleboarding. It‘s something a lot of my coworkers do but - surprise! - the one named Klutzy (me) has never tried it.
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Doing some reading while my hubby takes his exam to be a Registered Behavior Technician and get his dream job. He‘s nervous. I‘m nervous. Time for a murder mystery. We appreciate any and all prayers/vibes/etc.
I read the majority of this in one sitting and ended up staying up til almost 3 in the morning to finish it! 😱I got sucked in and had to know how it all ended. I figured out whodunit about halfway through but it still had a few twists that kept me guessing. 4.5⭐️
Good, suspenseful read that had me laughing out loud at parts. This would make a good movie. I really enjoyed the main characters. I liked One of Us is Lying better. For some reason I‘m more critical of when the bad guys are revealed. It‘s so hard to make sure it‘s not cheesy. A fun YA title overall!
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While I enjoyed the multi POV of Two Can Keep a Secret, I figured out the killer early on. Of McManus' two books in this series, so far, I definitely preferred One Of Us I Lying over this one.
I'd give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The last line of the book almost bumped me to a 4 star, honestly. Great finish. The rest of the story was fun too, very YA. Reminded a bit of a CW show, or Pretty Little Liars. And not just because the title includes words from the theme song. This was a guilty pleasure book for me, so I will definitely be picking up other Karen McManus books soon.
Karen M. McManus's Two Can Keep a Secret is a worthy follow-up to her first book One of Us Is Lying (which I loved!). In this excellent YA mystery, Ellery and her twin Ezra move to their mother's hometown, the site of several murders of young woman (including their mother Sadie's twin sister). The narrative alternates between Ellery and hometown boy Malcolm, whose older brother was a suspect in one of the murders. (continued in comments)
A really good read! My only complaint is that there are a lot of characters to keep up with, but the author keeps you guessing about whodunnit. And the last line!!! OMG! 😱
Though I think her first book was a little bit better, I still enjoyed this YA mystery/thriller. So many secrets in Echo Ridge - and when disappearances start happening, it brings up memories of another crime from twenty years ago. The very end was creepy! McManus has a knack for writing thrillers.