Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Cousins by Karen M McManus and I am bringing you my review. Enjoy!
The Cousins by Karen M McManus
Published by: Penguin
Release date: 03/12/2020
Where to find: Goodreads
Summary: The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: You know what you did.
They never hear from her again.
Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother’s resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who’s been such an enigma their entire lives.
This entire family is built on secrets, right? It’s the Story legacy.
This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone.
I unfortunately didn’t manage to finish this one in time, but I am about half way through and I am REALLY enjoying it so far!
The synopsis and the start of the book were so intriguing, I was instantly hooked and I didn’t want to stop reading.
This book is told from the points of view of the 3 main characters, as well as some flashbacks to the past. I am really enjoying all the POV’s, although I am sometimes having a small amount of dificulty telling the difference between Milly and Aubrey.
I am also really enjoying the flashback scenes. They are providing some interesting context in a fun way.
I love the island setting, and all the descriptions of the amazing views. It’s really making me miss going abroad!
There is also a certain situation happening (not a major plot point, I think, but I won’t specify just to be on the safe side) that I am finding really relatable, and reading about it is actually really comforting.
I’m so excited keep reading and see where is goes.