Two Can Keep a Secret
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.
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Accolades and Reviews
A New York Times, ABA IndieBound, and international bestseller
A Winter 2018-2019 Kids' Indie Next List Selection
Amazon Editors' Pick for Best YA of the Month, January 2019
A Junior Library Guild Spring 2019 Selection
A YALSA 2020 Best Young Adult Fiction Nominee
A Top 10 Selection of the YALSA 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2020 Amazing Audiobook Nominee
A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
An Amazon 2019 Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A Kirkus 2019 Best Young Adult Book of the Year
★"The mystery unfurls at a deliciously escalating pace, filled with believable red herrings and shocking twists. Readers will furiously turn pages until the satisfying end....with well-earned thrills and spooky atmosphere worth sinking into."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
★"With complex characters and intricate plotting, McManus delivers a fast-paced, twisty whodunit." — Publishers Weekly, Starred
"When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own. Fresh off her best-selling breakout One of Us Is Lying . . . the author has returned with a juicy second novel. It's even better than what came before." —Entertainment Weekly
"A must-read YA thriller if you love Riverdale and Sharp Objects." —Bustle
"Tightly knit and well-placed plot elements, along with the development of Ellery and Malcolm’s relationship, keep pages turning until the revelation of the murderer’s identity and motivations, as well as some other secrets that turn out satisfyingly well." —Bulletin