My Rating – 4.5 Stars

Published on – January 8, 2019

Plot-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.

“If I believed in omens, this would be a bad one.”

This is one of those books that you read in a single sitting and you fabulously gorge on the book and finish it in 4 hours . Not because you absolutely love the book but because you want to know the culprit . the question of whodunit stays in your mind for a long time .  I did enjoy the writing of this book. It’s not super flowery or dense and was easy to devour. The story is based on a imaginary town , Echo Ridge . There has been cases of disappearances of Homecoming queens . The whole story is filled with a eerie silence and there is a very a mysterious feel throughout the story . Told from the perspective from various teen who are affected from the disappearances .  Definitely part of it is the characters, who are given just as much weight as the plot. But there’s also how the overall tone strikes an uncanny balance between dark and light, seriousness and levity, respect and irreverence, that is so exactly the teenage way.

I was shocked by the final reveal, which is a plus because I’ve been fairly underwhelmed with some of the thrillers I have read recently. The END END of the novel was also super unexpected. It left a lasting, chilling impression I was not prepared for. The story was a great thrilling read . So all in all, Two Can Keep a Secret is definitely a 2019 release you should check out. It’s a great mystery novel with a gripping plot that one can easily read in one sitting .