Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
First Published: 2023
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Scribner through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Ten years ago, on the way back from a high school service project, two vans were in a tragic accident and only nine students survived. Yet none of the survivors feels like a hero, each ashamed of a decision they made that fateful night. Every anniversary since, they have met at a North Carolina beach house to check up on each other. Cassidy Brent has tried to distance herself from the other survivors, but when she finds out one has recently died, she finds herself drawn back in. When the group realizes that someone has been talking, they begin to suspect each other, and Cassidy wonders if one would go to great lengths to keep them all quiet.
The Only Survivors is an excellent slow-burn mystery, emanating a tense atmosphere as Cassidy suspects each classmate in turn. Slowly, Miranda reveals the true story of the accident, exposing how the weight of their secrets has influenced each of their lives. The high-action climax was a bit overdone, but I absolutely loved the final twist in the story. A solid 4 stars for me, The Only Survivors is my new favorite of Megan Miranda’s thrillers.
A thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the tenth anniversary of a tragic accident—only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy.
About Megan Miranda
Megan Miranda is the author of the thrillers All the Missing Girls, The Only Survivors, The Last to Vanish, Such a Quiet Place, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, and The Girl From Widow Hills. She has also written several young adult books, including Come Find Me, Fragments of the Lost, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in North Carolina. Visit the author’s website →