Dateline, Mean Girls, and Adventureland Combined

4.5 out of 5 stars

This one reads like Dateline meets Mean Girls meet Adventureland all wrapped up into one.

I very much enjoyed this thrilling audiobook. This is the second book by this author that I’ve listened to and I really like her witty style of writing. She’s able to weave an interesting tale while sprinkling little one liners throughout that will have you smiling and laughing. The way that she gives shout-outs to some pop culture throughout the way made me smile as well.

Two Can Keep A Secret is a dual narration and they could not have picked two more perfect performers for this audiobook. Each gave a spectacular performance and really add value to this audiobook. Typically, I enjoy one performance more than the other but both were spot on throughout this audiobook using subtle tone changes along with speeding up or slowing down to add just a little hint of nervousness to the listener.

Each even does convincing voices for the opposite gender. You have quite a convincing mix of high school royalty, outcasts and even a member of the LGBT community or two sprinkled in. You can’t help but love them all or at least some of their qualities while getting frustrated at others.

Definitely worth picking up great writing with a couple of great performances. Can’t wait for this author’s next adventure.

Book Description:

“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 best-selling “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 17. 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.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne, Sophie Amoss
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Published by Listening Library on January 8th 2019
Genres: Thriller
Also by this author: One of Us is Lying

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