The Cousins


The Cousins
  • McManus, Karen M. (Author)
  • 2020 | Hardcover

9780525708001 / 0525708006

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again.

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.


” Every twist is gasp-inducing…. Another McManus novel worth pulling an all-nighter for.” — Kirkus Reviews


The twists come fast and furious. — SLJ


McManus ( One of Us Is Lying) once again crafts a taut, multilayered mystery. . .. [She] weaves past and present to take readers on a well-paced, twisty ride that will hold readers rapt till the last page.”– Publishers Weekly

Masterfully plotted and packed with her trademark twists, fans will be utterly hooked.– The Bookseller


A slow-burn, uneasy beginning ultimately makes way for a frantically paced end peppered with twists that genre fans will happily take in stride. . . . Fans of McManus’ previous offerings and of mysteries steeped in family dramatics will be eager for this. “– Booklist

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