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The Cousins : By – Karen M. McManus

"Masterfully plotted and packed with her trademark twists, fans will be utterly hooked."

By – Karen M. McManus

The Cousins was my first book by this writer, which I’d been hearing a lot of good things about. What’s more, I need to state that it completely satisfied all the publicity I’d heard. I was sucked in immediately and there were a great twists and turns all through the book that made me think about what may be going on, I continued changing my thoughts, and I still didn’t get it right! The characters were all very much created, and the foundation was likewise one that was completely nitty gritty and perplexing finding my way through as I read. I loved that in addition to the fact that we got every one of the three main characters’ perspectives, but we got flash back to their parents through a couple of parts mixed at the perfect occasions in the story to prop my guesses going and developing all through the book.

The story appeared to deal mostly with what was happening to the characters and what they were finding, rather than a huge load of time just went through in everyday occasions. I enjoyed that. It kept me interested and not skimming through excessively clear sections. The small amounts of detail were there to attempt to give the readers clues constantly to what the characters themselves should be focusing on, without simply parting with the entire story. An incredible story.

The book goes between present day of Milly, Jonah, and Aubrey and furthermore their parents in 1996 paving the way to the time that they become alienated from their mom. I cherished getting little breadcrumbs from the parent’s course of events and perceiving how it would happen in present time while the cousins attempted to reconnect with their grandma.

I truly delighted in the characters of Milly, Jonah, and Aubrey and think they were truly elegantly composed. They praised each other well and each had various qualities they brought to the book. There were a couple of times I had that “oh crap!” moments as bombs were dropped. This was a page turner and the writing flowed truly well.

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