Saturday, May 25, 2019

Two Can Keep a Secret [SPOILER FREE] Review

Two Can Keep a SecretTitle: Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
My rating: 4/5 stars
Date Read: 3/30/19

Two Can Keep a Secret is NOT a sequel to One of Us is lying. They are two completely different books.

TW: Missing Person, Murder, Substance abuse

I have been wanting to pick up Two Can Keep a Secret ever since I heard that it was coming out. I really enjoyed One of Us is Lying (although I did not like the ending) and had a feeling I would like this one more. Small town with a lot of secrets, sounds cliche but I love that trope. I did enjoy her debut a bit more even though it does have a lower rating since I did have a problem with the ending of that particular book, but I still enjoyed this book a lot and will be picking up her next work.

This book takes place in a small town called Echo-Ridge and Ellery and her twin brother Ezra move there to live with their Nana. The town has a lot of secrets. Her aunt went missing at the age of seventeen and a homecoming queen was murdered. Now during Homecoming season, someone is threatening the homecoming court.

I did not predict the ending first off so hooray for me because lately I have been able to predict the endings of a lot of books I read and I love it when books take a different turn that makes sense that I did not see coming.

The beginning was slow and it started out boring but as the story continued I became more invested in the story and what is going on and really glad I decided to push through the fist 50 pages because the book improved so much.

The main character is very interested in true crime which is something I love as well. I do binge watch all the Buzzfeed Unsolved episodes because they are so good.

Overall I do recommend this book if you are able to handle the triggers.

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  1. What I love most about McManus' books are the relationships she crafts and explores. The mystery is sort of secondary for me, but I have loved both her books.

  2. This book has been on my TBR for an embarrassingly long time!