mystery · suspense · thriller · Young adult

The Cousins – Karen. M. McManus ★★★★

Blurb; Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised… and curious.

Their parents are all clear on one point—not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother’s good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious—and dark—their family’s past is.

The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t over—and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.

My Review; Ever since I read this authors first book One Of Us Is Lying I have followed all her books barr 1 so far and know I am in for a treat. I have loved them all and this did not disappoint either. It is a cleverly written young adult story with some evil, manipulative and dangerous characters.

I was hooked. The story focuses on three cousins Milly, Jonah and Aubrey and how their family have many hidden secrets spanning years back whilst also including there own secrets now. Took me a while to understand it all and figure it out alongside the other three characters above but we got there. AND BOY I DID NOT EXPECT THAT OUTCOME! Wow.

Karen sure knows how to get her readers gripped! It’s a real page turner and I loved it. Loved the island it was set on and the main three cousins working together. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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