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Two Can Keep a Secret
Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
The New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, is back with an all-new, page-turning mystery perfect for fans of Riverdale! 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. Praise for Karen M. McManus' One of Us Is Lying An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee A Bustle Best Young Adult Book of May 2017 A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers "You'll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."--Bustle "A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end."--Popcrush "Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat."--The Guardian "This is no ordinary whodunit...surprising and relevant."--USA Today
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Laru79
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Clearly a good month for teen murder mysteries as I start on my second! I really enjoyed McManus‘ first book and am already 100 pages into this one after a lazy afternoon at home.

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MyNamesParadise
Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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This is just one of the several books I‘m in the middle of reading! Treating myself to a rather unhealthy lunch but hey cravings lol. This is a really suspenseful read!

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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed the multi POV of Two Can Keep a Secret, I figured out the killer early on. Of McManus' two books in this series, so far, I definitely preferred One Of Us I Lying over this one.

BookDragonNotWorm Ditto! 😁 2w
LibrarianRyan It‘s actually not book 2. It‘s just in the same world. She has a direct sequel coming out next year. 2w
LibrarianRyan This is the direct sequel. 2w
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MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan Goodreads fail :( 2w
LibrarianRyan @MaggieCarr yeah, overeager gr “librarians” 2w
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OriginalCyn620
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#thisisit, my #maywrapup. The tagged book was my favorite! Best last line ever! 😮
#amonthofsongs

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 💖📚💖 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 4w
MallenNC Good job! 4w
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Nebklvr
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History bleeds into present when another homecoming queen goes missing in this town where girls go missing and don‘t come back. It is a good teen mystery but I didn‘t find it as frothily engrossing as “One of us is Lying”.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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I'd give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The last line of the book almost bumped me to a 4 star, honestly. Great finish. The rest of the story was fun too, very YA. Reminded a bit of a CW show, or Pretty Little Liars. And not just because the title includes words from the theme song. This was a guilty pleasure book for me, so I will definitely be picking up other Karen McManus books soon.

LogiKitty Is this the sequel to One of Us is Lying? 1mo
tracey38 I liked this one, too. I did get a Pretty Little Liars vibe to a degree, too. Especially with the title. 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @LogiKitty It's not the sequel. This is a standalone book. I did hear that One of Us is Lying is getting a sequel though. 1mo
LogiKitty @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime must just be a similar cover! Looks like a good one though (: 1mo
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Unabridged
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Karen M. McManus's Two Can Keep a Secret is a worthy follow-up to her first book One of Us Is Lying (which I loved!). In this excellent YA mystery, Ellery and her twin Ezra move to their mother's hometown, the site of several murders of young woman (including their mother Sadie's twin sister). The narrative alternates between Ellery and hometown boy Malcolm, whose older brother was a suspect in one of the murders. (continued in comments)

Unabridged The plot unravels with perfect pacing as true crime fan Ellery develops theory after theory about both who is currently terrorizing the town and who committed the earlier crimes. McManus balances strong character development with an engaging and suspenseful plot. Great read!⠀

Have you read Two Can Keep a Secret? What YA Mystery would you recommend?
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marleed I liked both books and looking forward to the next which should surely begin with Three! 1mo
Unabridged @marleed I thought so too, but she just announced the new one—it‘s a follow up to One of Us Is Lying called One of Us Is Next. Looks great! 1mo
marleed @Unabridged ohhhh, I can‘t wait! 1mo
jenniferajanes I liked both books too, although Two Can Keep a Secret is by far my favorite! 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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A really good read! My only complaint is that there are a lot of characters to keep up with, but the author keeps you guessing about whodunnit. And the last line!!! OMG! 😱
#LLB19 #bookpickedbyalittenyouadmire

hermyknee Yes! That last line! 1mo
marleed Are you thinking what I‘m thinking- that her third book will have ‘Three‘ in the title!? 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @marleed Yes! That should totally be her thing! 1mo
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MallenNC So it is as good as the first one? 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Honestly, I liked the first one a little better, but this one was good too. The ending is awesome. (edited) 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Good to know! That's pretty good for a second book. 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Though I think her first book was a little bit better, I still enjoyed this YA mystery/thriller. So many secrets in Echo Ridge - and when disappearances start happening, it brings up memories of another crime from twenty years ago. The very end was creepy! McManus has a knack for writing thrillers.

HeatherBlue Loved the last line soooo much!!! 1mo
Librarybelle @HeatherBlue It was perfect! 1mo
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cwarnier
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Great finish to this book while driving today.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book, but I didn't like it nearly as much as One of Us is Lying.

tracey38 Sorry you didn't like it as much as the first. I think listening to the audio made this one better to me. 2mo
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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Truth be told, I enjoy Mcmanus‘s YA thrillers. Recommended for fans of Pretty Little Liars

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danimgill
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Mehso-so

I liked this one better than One of Us is Lying, but it still had its own problems. Namely, there were too many secrets going on, some of which wrapped up too easily and some of which weren‘t answered clearly enough (don‘t want to spoil anything here). Still an enjoyable YA mystery though, and I will give major props to that chilling last line!

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Avidreader25
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Mehso-so

A high school student & her twin brother move in w/their grandma when their mom is sent to rehab. When another student goes missing, the town is a buzz w/ memories of 2 other girls who went missing years before. I was a bit disappointed in this one. It felt predictable & having one of the characters obsessed w/true crime felt like a distraction rather than a plot point. I really loved the author‘s 1st, One of Us Is Lying, and would recommend it.

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Librarybelle
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Enjoying a few quiet moments with #Zeke before my family get together later on today. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
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fleeting
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Mehso-so

This was an okay read for me. I felt that the writing wasn't executed well. Instead of a nice summer/vacation with a crime to solve and a past to reckon with, the story felt sloppy. There were so many sophomoric moments that diluted the story altogether.

Avidreader25 I felt the same! 2mo
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Whatthebook
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In Echo Ridge, homecoming court is not a safe place to be. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwLPwhwnVwf/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=144d90...

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wanderlustywriter
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So good! This author is a master at creating stories that suck you right in. The characters were all realistic and easy to get along with, the dual POV was perfect for the story, the twists and turns kept coming, and even though I actually guessed the ending about halfway through the book it was still surprising the way it all went down. So much fun, I only wish it were longer! 8/10⭐️

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wanderlustywriter
Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus

I WAS RIGHT about the killer and about THAT OTHER THING I feel SO SO SMART just call me Sherlock 🕵️‍♀️

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HeatherBlue
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One of the most chilling endings I‘ve read recently

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wanderlustywriter
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So many suspects! I have no idea whodunnit 😱

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HeatherBlue
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.....I just went into the library to renew my library card.

Suet624 😂😂😂 3mo
JennyM Oops 😉 3mo
tpixie LOL, you got a lot more out of that trip! 3mo
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wanderlustywriter
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Excited for this one 😍

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KirstieE
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Oh boy 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ #3of12

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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

Disappearances/deaths of teenage girls in one small town across time may or may not be related when threats begin and another girl goes missing. McManus‘s first book was terrific and this is a fairly rote whodunit which takes too long to get started. By the end I really didn‘t care about the reveal. I hope her third book is better.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Vermont

Kaye 👍🏼 Good job 3mo
Librarybelle I just got this one from the library...really liked her first one. I wonder if I will have the same reaction to this one... 3mo
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle Yes, I‘ll be very interested to see your reaction! A lot of people have liked this one, so hopefully you will, too. (And as a bonus, you can use it for Vermont if you haven‘t already checked that state off!) 3mo
Avidreader25 I felt the exact same about this one. 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
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TFW you realize the main character‘s MOTHER is younger than you. 😫

Erinreadsthebooks 😂😂😂 3mo
Elizabeth2 Hahahaha! I got married in 1996! 3mo
RealBooks4ever In 1996 I‘d been divorced for 5 years! 🙃💜 3mo
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KirstieE
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Pickpick

The amount of secrets can get a little overwhelming and confusing at times, especially with new theories every bloody chapter 😂

Other than that, I really enjoyed it ! Quick palette cleanser of the #YA kind !

4 🌟

Karkar Those are the best leggings 😍😍😍 3mo
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hermyknee
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Just finished; heart still racing; that last line gave me chills. *shudders*

Another good YA thriller from the author of One of Us is Lying.

Any guesses on what her next book might be called?! Three‘s a Crowd? You and Me and te Devil Makes Three? I dunno I just hope she keeps going with this numbers thing, it‘s fun.

Lovesbooks87 The last line gave me chills too!!! 3mo
TheBookHippie Love the bookmark! 3mo
hermyknee @TheBookHippie thanks! I got the Wild & Free Wonder Crate and it‘s one of the bookmarks she sent! (From ink & wonder designs) 3mo
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hermyknee @Lovesbooks87 😱😱😱! I enjoyed the characters in this one, too! 3mo
Jen_Reads I think that I saw that this is going to be a movie. 3mo
hermyknee @Jen_Reads ooooh I bet that‘ll be good! 3mo
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hermyknee
Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus

All of Fright Farm‘s success is based on how much people love to be scared in a controlled environment. There‘s something deeply, fundamentally satisfying about confronting a monster and escaping unscathed.

Real monsters aren‘t anything like that. They don‘t let go.

p. 181 #twocankeepasecret

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hermyknee
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Sunday Funday ♥️ #CharlieTheFox

I guess my shins and knees make a comfy napping spot 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🥰 ♥️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Is she a she?... if so it explains “her my knee”😉 3mo
hermyknee @Riveted_Reader_Melissa haha, no, Charlie is a boy! hermyknee is just the phonetic spelling of hermione ☺️ When I started reading Harry Potter, I pronounced it Hermi-One until I found out it was like her-my-oh-knee 😅 3mo
hermyknee Hmmm... I guess I should change my handle to hermyohknee, huh? @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @hermyohknee I knew it was referring to Hermione, I just figured that handle was taken, so you snagged the phonetic version. I was just thinking he was on your knee, so if he was a she, that would work too. I‘m glad he is comfy though! 3mo
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hermyknee
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1. Two Can Keep a Secret; Becoming
2. I haven‘t been to the movies in ages, but I‘m currently binge watching the new season of The OA. I am the only person I know who is obsessed with this show. Anyone else out there watch it?!
3. Coffee ☕️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

That-Bookish-Hiker I watched the first season and I thought the ending in the first season was kind of cheesy and it annoyed me lol. 3mo
hermyknee @That-Bookish-Hiker Im really liking season 2. I‘m confused like 85% of the time but that‘s okay. There‘s a new character this season and I‘m sort of in love with him. 3mo
j9brown I liked the first season a lot! It was so strange. But in a good way for the most part. I don't think I quite understood the ending, lol. Didn't know another season was out, guess I know what I'm binging next! 3mo
hermyknee @j9brown it‘s so weird and confusing but I finished the second season and really enjoyed it 3mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Loving this so much! #bookclub

Literary_Siren My daughter read this in 2 days, she loved it! 3mo
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Eggbeater
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I am very proud of myself that I guessed who the killer was toward the end, though not the why of it or the particulars. This was a very well written thriller. The last 100 pages flew by. I had a lot of fun forming theories.

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LegallyBooked
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Karen McManus thrills again! Really enjoyed our March pick and happy to say that I‘m definitely a fan of this author 🕵🏼‍♀️ #MarchReads #BoundByHallowsBookClub

ilyssa.g Love Karen McManus too! Both her books were great! 3mo
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Chantel15
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Almost done. 100 more pages to go. I can do it. ✊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! This one's on my TBR stack! 3mo
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Erika13137
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Home sick today so I‘m snuggled up in bed with Juno. This book was awesome! McManus just nails the mystery. I don‘t even notice that her books are YA because it‘s so focused on the story. None of the normal teen angst or love triangles. Highly recommend it.

#sickday #corgisoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 4mo
JennyM Feel better soon 😘 4mo
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Kappadeemom
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Biensoul
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Awwww yesss! So happy to dive into this compulsively readable mystery!!!

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Erika13137
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Hehehe I love that nose and I‘m digging this book!

#dogsoflitsy #corgisoflitsy #ya

valeriegeary Boop! 👆 4mo
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cjbooklover
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This book was really good. There were some major plot twists I wasn‘t expecting. I think I enjoyed this book more than One of Us Is Lying, because I connected with the characters more. For some reason, I really enjoyed the small town feel of this book. Now on to my next #hpbuddyread

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kristincatastrophic
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Last week was the elementary school book fair, this week it's the middle school's turn. This is my daughter's #bookhaul. Geez, she owes me some chores. The book fair gets expensive has the books get more mature.
I told her no nonsense, just books but apparently the sushi roll eraser was "just too cute to pass up". Ok, I agree and I'm definitely borrowing Two Can Keep A Secret when she's done.

wordzie 🙌 4mo
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BookishGirl06
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Not bad. I liked her first book a little more. This was slightly more fast paced though. The ending does kind of give me chills

silentrequiem I thought the ending was a but rushed with the big reveal, but that last line! Chills. 4mo
jenniferajanes The last line was an amazing ending! 4mo
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BookishGirl06
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Caught what looks like a typo. Top chap 29. Bottom is chap 28. Pretty sure this follows a linear timeline.

ravenlee Interesting. 4mo
tjwill 😬 4mo
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