Oh my DAMN! What a story that was. The characters, the setting, the PLOT! I never saw it coming and oh, how I loved it. I thought I would fly through this, being another McManus story, and I was right. What a brilliant author. I was hooked by the third paragraph. There were definitely a few ‘just one more chapter’ late nights once I began. This is why I shouldn’t start a book at bedtime!
This is a story of intrigue and secrets and utterly unredeemable characters, but also love, sorrow, and loss. There were so many twists that I felt I couldn’t trust anything! But that style of writing will keep you engaged from the start. I almost don’t want to say anything about it so as not to spoil it for ye.. But I have all the feelings!
The Cousins are Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah (who’ve not seen each other since they were small children!) who’s parents were disinherited 24 years ago, but they all claim they don’t know why. All is obviously not as it seems and even when you think you’ve figured it out, you haven’t….I promise! Truly, this novel ticks all the boxes for me: mystery, adventure, family secrets, puzzles, and romance. I can’t complain at all. My favourite character was hard to decide, but I think it’s a tie between Milly and Jonah. I also loved Aubrey, but she was too nice and placid to be my favourite. If I had to pick a friend from the three, though, she’d be it! Least favourite? Definitely the lawyer – what an awful person he was. But one of the siblings was a close second there…
You really need to pick this up when it publishes on 3rd December, or go preorder now at https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-cousins/karen-m-mcmanus/9780241376942 or your local indie bookstore! Thank you to #TheWriteReads for letting me take part in this blog tour and to Penguin Books for giving us the proof copy!
And if you have been lucky enough to read it already, tell me how you feel now in the comments! ❤