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  • ISBN: 9780525708001
  • ISBN: 0525708006
  • ISBN: 9780525708018
  • ISBN: 0525708014
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
After receiving an invitation to spend the summer with their estranged grandmother, the Story cousins arrive at her house only to discover that she is not there, and the longer they stay on the island, the more they realize their mysterious family history has some deadly secrets.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 & Up. Delacorte Press.
Grades 10-12. Delacorte Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    Before Milly Takahashi-Story, Aubrey Story, and Jonah Story were born, their obscenely wealthy grandmother Mildred disinherited their parents, for reasons none of them will discuss. The three cousins have never met their grandmother, and they barely know one another. When the three teenagers are invited to work at her Martha's Vineyard–esque island resort for the summer, their parents are thrilled, but Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah are more suspicious, especially when Mildred seems completely shocked by their arrival. The three cousins, who have secrets and motivations of their own, are determined to discover what caused their parents to fall from grace, even if the truth is darker than they ever suspected. A slow-burn, uneasy beginning ultimately makes way for a frantically paced end peppered with twists that genre fans will happily take in stride. The narration is mostly split between half Japanese, half white Milly and white Aubrey and Jonah, although occasional chapters flash back to their parents' past. Fans of McManus' previous offerings and of mysteries steeped in family dramatics will be eager for this. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Her debut (One of Us Is Lying, 2017) hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list and has been optioned for a pilot, and the clamor for her subsequent YA thrillers has proven that McManus knows how to keep us on the hook. No chance that this one will be any different. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, One of Us Is Next, and The Cousins. Her work has been published in more than 40 languages. To learn more about Karen and her books, visit, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

Subject: Cousins > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Cousins > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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