May Book of the Month- The Cousins

Title: The Cousins
Author: Karen M. McManus
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Thriller

Book Jacket Summary:
Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each other, 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. 

Why I Chose This Book:
To be honest, I walked by this book a hundred times at Target and the cover always caught my eye! It seemed so ominous and when I read the book jacket, I kept wondering what happened with the Story family & their grandmother?! So in one of my many last minute / splurge honeymoon shopping trips I grabbed this copy for any easy by the pool read 🙂

My Review:
I read this book in Mexico, on the plane & finally finished back at home by the pool and enjoyed it the entire way through! The story line was twisty-turny, captivating, funny & creative. I really enjoyed reading the story through all of the many character view points. I think this would make a great movie!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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