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. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.
So if you were one of the almost 93k people who read and loved One Of Us Is Lying (according to Goodreads anyway), then you were probably exactly like me and preordered this the minute it became available on Amazon.
This book arrived at my house at about 7pm on a Tuesday, and I didn’t sleep until about 1am when I finished it. It was THAT good.
I love psychological thrillers, and I love YA. So insert Karen M. McManus and I am in heaven.
Ellery never knew her aunt. She went missing long before she was born. And no one talks about her. Not her grandmother she barely knows, and certainly not her mother who is in rehab. So when Ellery arrives in Echo Ridge, she sees it as an opportunity to look into not only her aunts disappearance, but also the murder of another Echo Ridge Homecoming Queen 5 years prior.
This book pulled me in immediately, with a quick wit and fast paced story line, I couldn’t put it down until I was at the end. The characters are great and the story itself was riveting and fun.