Two Can Keep a Secret Book By Karen M. McManus Echo Ridge is a small city in America. Ellery has never been there but has heard everything about it. His aunt disappeared there at seventeen. And only five years ago, a queen returning home put the city on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.
|Title||Two Can Keep a Secret|
|Author||Karen M. McManus|
|Year of Publication||January 4, 2019|
|Number of Pages||123|
Two Can Keep a Secret Summary
The city is perfect, but it hides secrets. And before school begins for Ellery, someone has declared the open season back home, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to try it, another girl disappears.
Ellery knows all about secrets. His mother has them; His grandmother does too. And the longer he is in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The point is that secrets are dangerous, and most people are not good at keeping them. Therefore, at Echo Ridge, it is safer to keep your secrets to yourself.
Two Can Keep a Secret Review
History threatens to be repeated in a small town known for the disappearance of teenage girls.
When his mother is suddenly sent to rehab, twins Ellery and Ezra Corcoran are uprooted from California to live with their grandmother in Vermont. Ellery, obsessed with real crime, knows that the town is infamous for the disappearance of girls. His own aunt, his mother’s twin, disappeared 23 years ago, never to be found. Only five years ago, Lacey Kilduff was found murdered in nearby Murderland, a Halloween theme park. All eyes are on the twins when they are the new children in the city, and Ellery is among the popular girls and Malcolm Kelly, Declan’s younger brother, Lacey’s boyfriend and the person they all suspect killed her. Disturbing acts of vandalism appear, threatening a sequel to the events in Murderland. When Ellery is nominated for the homecoming queen, the threats begin to point to her and the other princesses, and no matter what she does, Malcolm continues to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, which makes him a goat easy expiatory. Alternating between the perspectives of Ellery and Malcolm, the mystery unfolds at a deliciously growing pace, full of credible red herring and shocking twists. Readers will turn pages furiously to the satisfactory end. Although the students are predominantly white, Ellery and Ezra are biracial (white and Latinx), and Ezra is gay. Malcolm is white, and his best friend is an American Korean bisexual girl.
A masterful rhythm with well-earned emotions and a spooky atmosphere in which it is worth immersing yourself.
About The Author
Karen M. McManus is the author of The New York Times and the best-selling international novels for young adults One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret. His work has been translated into 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University, which she mainly uses to write fake news stories for her novels. For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.