The Cousins: A Book Review

Title: The Cousins

Author: Karen M. McManus

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Copyright Date: 2020

photo credit: Amazon

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah, young cousins and heirs to the infamous Story estate, are surprised at their estranged Grandmother’s invitation to spend the summer on her private island together. For their entire lives they have accepted the fact that something happened between their parents that caused them to be iced out by their wealthy mother, Mildred. But after the push from their parents to go, these reluctant cousins are reunited on Gull Cove Island ready to figure out the family secret.

From the moment they get to the island it becomes obvious that Mildred was not behind the invitation. She has evaded them at any opportunity leaving them many opportunities to explore the island and get to know each other.

Over the course of the summer Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah uncover many buried family secrets–even the one that explains the longtime estrangement of their parents from their mother. Deceit, regret, and danger meet them along the way.

I really enjoyed this newest work by McManus. She is a YA thriller genius and has authored some of my favorite books within the genre. Like her other stories, she packed this tale with red herrings and twists that often left me astounded.

Check out my Goodreads account if you want to see what’s up next in my reading. 

The Ameri Brit Mom

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