The following is an honest review of The Cousins by Karen M. McManus and my suggested age rating
Milly, Aubrey and Jonah Story are all cousins who haven’t seen each other in years. The grandmother cut off their parents with no reason other than leaving a note saying “you know what you did.” The cousins were unexpectedly invited to join their grandmother and work at her island resort for a summer. Their parents made it clear that they had no choice but to go because it gave them a chance to finally make up with Grandmother (and perhaps get a share in the inheritance). Once they arrive they quickly realize that the Story family is more than what lies on the surface. Before the cousins leave they will find out what tore this family apart and perhaps more than they anticipated.
Review of The Cousins
Cousins By Karen M. McManus has it all:family drama, rivalry, romance, mystery and a lot of hidden secrets. This was my first Karen M. McManus books and it didn’t disappoint. While it wasn’t the best mystery book I’ve ever read I enjoyed the new and interesting trope. Everything I expected to happen didn’t happen. A mark of a good mystery is one that always keeps you guessing and this one definitely did. I loved all the characters and their strong personalities. I won’t say much about the characters because there are definitely some shocking moments. This book gave me Knives Out vibes; the family drama and secrets were ever present.
I would rate The Cousins 4/5 stars. If you are looking for a good mystery with a new trope definitely check this one out.
I gave The Cousins a suggested age rating of 14 and up.
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