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
Karen M McManus recommends
The Truth Beneath the Lies (2017)
"A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed."
White Rabbit (2018)
"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)
"A gripping tale of suspense, secrets, and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood."
See All the Stars (2018)
"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)
"Both poetic and pulse-pounding, This Splintered Silence weaves intrigue, mystery, and romance into an unputdownable sci-fi thriller."
Hunting Annabelle (2018)
"A fabulously twisted book to read any time you're in the mood for something clever and creepy."
"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)
"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."
The Gravity of Us (2020)
"A big-hearted, witty, and intensely relatable debut about reaching for your dreams without losing what grounds you."
The Lucky Ones (2020)
"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!"
Hunting November (2020)
(Killing November, book 2)
"Cinematic action, relable characters, and wicked twists."
The Initial Insult (2021)
(Initial Insult, book 1)
"A ruthlessly compelling story of a friendship gone wrong."
The Mirror Season (2021)
"An unforgettable story of trauma and healing, told in achingly beautiful prose with great tenderness and care."
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