Two Can Keep a Secret
By: Karen M. McManus
So you’re going to live with grandma for a little while in a town you’ve never seen. You know it only because your Aunt disappeared from there and was never seen again. Or how about the body of a high schooler found at the murder theme park?
Or how about the hit and run victim you find on your way into town from that airport?
I’d be like well, that’s it. Done. I’ll take my chances literally anywhere else.
Ellery and her twin brother Ezra don’t have much choice and luckily Ellery’s really into true crime and detective work. A good thing when a stalker starts targeting this years Homecoming Court. The other POV in this book is Malcolm the boy whose brother is the prime suspect in the earlier murder and who naturally Ellery likes because why not?
This was a perfectly… fine book. A quick read and there were a few surprises in here including the ending.
I also liked the fact that Ellery was generally not that great at the detecting. Which was a nice touch for a novel. Just because you have a passion for something doesn’t mean you’re going to be good at it. Maybe she can find some other murder towns to practice her skills in?
Plus the ending ending had a nice creepy touch to it. It also was a bit what would you do in that situation?
I think they did the right thing there by the way.
The characters are pretty basic however. I felt like I had read them in a million other books before- or actually it gave me old school CW show vibes which is not a bad thing but not a great thing either. Generally a forgettable thing in the end. Though despite that it had enough that I’d pick up McManus again in the future.
Recommend: 50/50 Best if you’re looking for a fast little mystery. Actually it would be a good vacation/travel read as we get into spring and summer 🙂