Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus


 Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus, Ember (an Imprint of Random House Children’s Books), 9781524714710, c2019, 2021

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Mystery 

Synopsis/What did you like about the book? Seventeen year old, true crime aficionado Ellery, and her twin brother Ezra, are sent to live with their grandmother in Echo Ridge, Vermont, after their mother enters rehab. The twins soon find themselves embroiled in local lore pertaining to the disappearance of their aunt years before, and the more recent murder of the local prom queen five years earlier.  
This is a fast-paced, intricately woven story told through multiple narratives. The characters are engaging and the scenes are suspenseful. This is another great book by Karen M. McManus.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Not really.

To whom would you recommend this book? 
I would recommend this book to those who like YA mysteries similar to Karen McManus’s other work, The Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson or A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson.

Who should buy this book? HS libraries and Public libraries where YA mysteries are popular

Where would you shelve it ? YA Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:
Whitney K. Brown, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 4/9/21

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