I did it! This is my 10th book of the #20booksofsummer reading challenge hosted by Vathy at 746books.
This is also my first book completed in the Trope-ical Readathon. This book fulfilled the Disappearance Trope.
A perfect town is hiding secrets. Secrets that somebody would kill to keep hidden.
Ellery’s never been to Echo Ridge, but she’s heard all about it.
It’s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen’s murder five years ago made national news.
And now she has to live there with her estranged grandmother, after her mother lands in rehab.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen’s death.
His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace.
But now he’s back- just as mysterious threats appear around town, hinting that a killer will strike again.
Then another girl disappears.
As Ellery and Malcolm race to unravel what happened, they realise every secret has layers in Echo Ridge.
I both started and finished this book on the same day. I did really enjoy it. It is quite an easy read following Ellery and her twin brother Ezra as they are moved from LA to Echo Ridge to live with their grandmother while their mother is in rehab.
They soon start to learn more information about their aunt who disappeared 23 years ago as threats start being made about towards the current homecoming queens and how they are all connected.
I enjoyed the concept of this book being written from both Ellery and Malcolm’s point of views as they work to discover what is going on and what has happened in the past. I did, however, find Ellery a bit frustrating as she kept the police officers from doing their jobs because she kept interfering.
There is a line at the end of the book which disturbs me a bit and if you have read this book you might know which line I’m talking about, but overall it is a really good easy book and I would definitely pick up more books by Karen M. McManus.
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