"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." --EW
The New York Times bestselling "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from the author of One of Us Is Lying!
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 has 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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Praise for Karen M. McManus's One of Us Is Lying
A New York Times Bestseller
An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year
A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year
"Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club....so make room for One of Us Is Lying in your bags, because this is one carry-on you won't want to put down." --EW.com
"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
"This is no ordinary whodunit...surprising and relevant."--USA Today
A dead body in the middle of the road (the high school's science teacher) welcomes twins Ellery and Ezra Corcoran, 17, to their new home in Echo Ridge, Vt., where they've been sent to live with their estranged grandmother during their mother Sadie's court-appointed rehab for opioid addiction. Ellery, a true-crime buff, uses the opportunity to look into Echo Ridge's notorious unsolved mysteries: the disappearance of Sadie's identical twin sister after Sadie was crowned homecoming queen 23 years earlier, and the murder of Lacey Kilduff, the homecoming queen found strangled at Murderland, the local Halloween theme park, five years ago. After the science teacher dies, Ellery is nominated for the homecoming court, and someone begins to threaten Ellery and the other two nominees for queen, tagging signs and promising a Murderland redux. When one of the two possible queens goes missing, Ellery dons her amateur detective hat, putting herself and her loved ones in danger. With complex characters and intricate plotting, McManus (One of Us Is Lying) delivers a fast-paced, twisty whodunit. Ages 14 up.
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I loved this book, it was so suspenseful and had me completely hooked. I also loved how there was a little bit of romance but it didn’t overtake the whole story. The reason I gave it a four was because I think the author could’ve done a better job with a more consistent plot buildup. It kind of felt like there were a couple climaxes rather than a very bold singular one. Overall though, great book! I couldn’t put it down:)
This book is the best book I have ever read, and that’s saying a lot. This book has 328 pages and I finished the entire book in 3 days☺️☺️ The ending was amazing. I’m not lying when I say this but when I finished the book I wanted to cry because I didn’t want it to be over, but I was also excited to check out more books by the author. Because this was the first book I have read by this author. But this book is freaking amazing and PERFECT🤗😌😌😌 I recommend this book with all my heart and if you do get it I dare you to not finish it in a day. 10 out of 10 from me and I know you will say the same!!😊😊😊
Both this book and “One of us is lying” are books that were very hard to put down. They are the style of books that are easy reads but keep your interest going. I really enjoyed her books!