Hello My Fellow Detectives!
Today I am going to be reviewing a book that has it all: Murder, Mystery, Adventure, Romance, and an intriguing back story that haunts a new generation. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus, will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end!
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“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 story is told from two points of view Ellery’s and Malcom’s who both have a past they wish they could escape. This book had me thinking I figured out who the killer was, but when the killer was reveled, I was shocked and didn’t see it coming. The way Karen brings the reader into the story will hypnotize the biggest ID channel fanatic, and will have you staying up into the wee hours of the morning to finish. This book reminded me so much of the way Agatha Christie writes. Karen gives the clues to the reader and lets you try to solve the mystery. Will you be able to figure out who the killer is before they strike again?
Go on a killer adventure of who done it my fellow detectives!