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Karen M McManus

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Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she is'nt working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction

Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2019) : Two Can Keep a Secret

Karen M McManus recommends
Cracked Up to Be (2008)
Courtney Summers
"The propulsive, riveting novel that started it all."
The Truth Beneath the Lies (2017)
Amanda Searcy
"A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed."
White Rabbit (2018)
Caleb Roehrig
"Twisty plotting, suspenseful pacing, and vivid characters add up to a heart-pounding page turner that you'll stay up way too late to finish."
The Window (2018)
Amelia Brunskill
"A gripping tale of suspense, secrets, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood."
The Cheerleaders (2018)
Kara Thomas
"Sharp, brilliantly plotted, and totally engrossing."
See All the Stars (2018)
Kit Frick
"Complex, captivating, and gorgeously written, this suspenseful story of the lines that blur between friendship, love, and self-discovery demands to be read in one sitting."
This Splintered Silence (2018)
Kayla Olson
"Both poetic and pulse-pounding, This Splintered Silence weaves intrigue, mystery, and romance into an unputdownable sci-fi thriller."
Hunting Annabelle (2018)
Wendy Heard
"A fabulously twisted book to read any time you're in the mood for something clever and creepy."
The Gravity of Us (2019)
Phil Stamper
"A big-hearted, witty, and intensely relatable debut about reaching for your dreams without losing what grounds you."
The Lucky Ones (2019)
Liz Lawson
"A gripping, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful story about loss, survivor's guilt, and learning to find love and trust again. Put The Lucky Ones on your 2020 TBR list--you do NOT want to miss it!"
Internment (2019)
Samira Ahmed
"Samira has created a chilling, powerful, all-too-real near future that's a must-read for everyone's TBR."
How to Make Friends with the Dark (2019)
Kathleen Glasgow
"A rare and powerful novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace."
Hunting November (2020)
(Killing November, book 2)
Adriana Mather
"Cinematic action, relable characters, and wicked twists."
The Initial Insult (2021)
(Initial Insult, book 1)
Mindy McGinnis
"A ruthlessly compelling story of a friendship gone wrong."
The Mirror Season (2021)
Anna-Marie McLemore
"An unforgettable story of trauma and healing, told in achingly beautiful prose with great tenderness and care."
The Jasmine Project (2021)
Meredith Ireland
"A sparkling, witty, warm-hearted gem of a debut. You'll love Jasmine even more than her family does."
Once Upon a Broken Heart (2021)
(Once Upon a Broken Heart, book 1)
Stephanie Garber
"A dazzling mix of mystery, romance, and magic."
White Smoke (2021)
Tiffany D Jackson
"Thrilling, chilling, and utterly riveting. Tiffany D. Jackson crafts high-stakes tension, a deliciously creepy atmosphere, and characters you really, really hope make it to the end."
Hide (2022)
Kiersten White
"A marvellously creepy thrill ride of a book that keeps twisting until the very end."
Our Crooked Hearts (2022)
Melissa Albert
"Pulses with a bold, beguiling magic that feels brand new and classic at the same time. I couldn't put it down."

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