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The Cousins

By: Karen M. McManus
Narrated by: Sarah Skaer, Kate Reinders, David Garelik, Julia Whelan
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Publisher's summary

Number one New York Times best seller • From the best-selling 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.

Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

©2020 Karen M. McManus (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic reviews

“Every twist is gasp-inducing... Another McManus novel worth pulling an all-nighter for.” (Kirkus Reviews)

"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)

“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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