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.
I was a huge fan of this author’s previous book ” One Of Us Is Lying” so was very happy to read this and once again it was hugely compelling.
Karen A McManus writes simply brilliant teen drama, pacy, addictive, well rounded and believable characters that are relatable in today’s society. Then she throws in murder and mayhem and you are hook line and sinkered.
Homecoming Queen’s don’t do so well in the small, close knit community of Echo Falls – where true crime addict Ellery and her brother have just been sent to live temporarily with their Gran. Getting caught up in the tangled lives of the residents, discovering new things about her own haunted family, Ellery soon finds herself in very real danger.
This is a twisty mystery with a huge dose of family drama, as in her first book the author keeps you on your toes, blurring the lines and revealing true nature’s over the course of the story. With a chilling final line and a beautifully plotted lead in, this is a read in one sitting tale that is wildly entertaining.
Loved it. More please.