Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

The Only Survivors, by Megan Miranda

Secrets – and plenty of them!

5 stars

The Only Survivors: A Novel by Megan Miranda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A high school excursion turns deadly.

Ten years on, the sole survivors of that awful night have been meeting at a beachfront property on the anniversary of their rescue. It is a support group of sorts, a way to get each other through the memories of that horrific tragedy …

…and also to make sure that everyone is KEEPING THE SECRET.

You get tantalizing hints of what that secret might be, and all of the horrifying twists toward the end just keep you gasping.

Megan Miranda is a pro at creating atmosphere, misdirection and suspicion with her words. The Only Survivors reminds me (just a wee bit) of her earlier YA thrillers – but with grownups messing everything up instead. The sense of dread keeps building until you just can’t put your ereader down. Forget that deadline or the dishes: you gotta know whodunnit!!!

The ending had all the skillful twists – and then some! (No spoilers here!)

This one stayed with me well after I turned the last e-page. What would YOU do in their circumstances? How would YOU rationalize how much of the truth was told, and WHO TO TRUST???!!!

Five out of five impressive stars for this well-written, atmospheric nail-biter! My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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2 replies on “The Only Survivors, by Megan Miranda”

It was chock full of them. It is becoming an Olympic sport: how may quads can you do? How many twists can you include in a thriller without falling on your butt due to improbability. But this author did it!

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