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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241376942
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $21.00

The Cousins




An explosive YA thriller from international bestselling author of One of Us is Lying.

The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence:

You know what you did.

An explosive YA thriller from international bestselling author of One of Us is Lying.
They never hear from her again.

Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother's resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who's been such an enigma their entire lives.

This entire family is built on secrets, right? It's the Story legacy.

This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone.

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241376942
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thriller/mystery novels, including One of Us Is Lying, One of Us Is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret, and The Cousins. You'll Be the Death of Me will be her next novel, publishing December 2021. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels. For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

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Praise for The Cousins

Every twist is gasp-inducing.... Another McManus novel worth pulling an all-nighter for.

Kirkus

The twists come fast and furious.

SLJ

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

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.

The Bookseller

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.

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Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-cousins-9780241376942 The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: You know what you did. They never hear from her again. Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother's resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who's been such an enigma their entire lives. This entire family is built on secrets, right? It's the Story legacy. This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone. THE BRILLIANT NEW THRILLER FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 'ONE OF US IS LYING', KAREN MCMANUS.

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