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The Only Survivors

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I really enjoyed this book! It had some twists and turns that I did not see coming! Books that make me want to stay up past midnight reading are the best and this one definitely fit in that category. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this book! I will certainly recommend it to all of my reading friends!

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The book felt like it was drawn out, and it was also a typical plot that’s found in most of the books.

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I received an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5

This book had a great plot but was drawn out at times. Most of the characters weren’t very memorable. The ending was my favorite part of the book. I had an idea of what was going to happen but did not suspect everything. I enjoyed the fast pace at the end of the book as I wanted to find out what happened.

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Megan Miranda does not disappoint. This was a lightening paced suspense novel that keeps you guessing and interested until the very end. A perfect beach read!

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This was a good read, but not a great one. I enjoyed the writing but there were a lot of characters and it was hard to really get to know them. We don't learn much about them so it was hard to really empathize with any of them.

I loved the narrative choice to go back and forth from the present to the accident (starting with one survivor's POV 7 hours afterwards and going back one hour and switching POVs until you got to the accident itself).

The story just wasn’t holding my attention but I was hoping for a huge payout by the end. Unfortunately, the reveal didn’t surprise me.

While this one may not have been my favorite by the author, I am still a fan, and I look forward to her next!

I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Megan Miranda is very hit and miss for me. I loved All The Missing Girls but sadly, subsequent books that I've read from her haven't been as thrilling as that. This one started out good but soon felt kinda bogged down for me. I don't know if I'll read future books from her or not.

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I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job describing the setting and kept me guessing the entire novel. It was a quick, fast-paced read.

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Unfortunately, this book was not for me. I tried to read it multiple times, but the characters and intrigued failed to capture my attention and I found it far too easy to put the book down. After multiple attempts, I decided not to continue trying to finish it. Because I did not finish, I will give the story 3 stars; I know many people loved this book and the writing itself was very good; unfortunately, the story did not capture my attention.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for a free copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest review.

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I didn’t realize I didn’t review this one. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t my favorite by the author, I’ll always read her books, though!

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In Megan Miranda's latest thriller, 8 people are reuniting at a beach house. The reader learns that none of them are excited about it. The reader learns that the thing that connects them is a high school tragedy; an accident. But they all have secrets. Amongst them. From each other. The reader learns more and more of the accident and the secrets as the book continues. I really liked the format of the story and the timeline in which the plot continued and things were revealed. The actual story though leaves something to be desired. It wasn't my favorite Miranda book and won't be the first one I recommend of hers to others. I don't know that the plot itself is very memorable. That being said, I still really enjoy her books and I will keep reading them!
Thank you NetGalley for the advanced digital copy. All opinions are my own.

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I am a huge Megan Miranda fan I have been working this her backlist recently but this one takes the cake. Usually I find some of her novels to be too much of a slow build but this one hooked me in immediately. With a very busy week I finished this in literally one day and was thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it. Super glad I got this from netgalley, highly recommend this one if you like or her if you’ve been meaning to try this author. I’ll probably never look at the outer banks the same way again.


Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this book! My review can also be found on my instagram, @manymerrybooks.

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Megan Miranda is such a hit or miss author for me. I felt like this one was definitely lacking. This one was a slow burn. I also didn't feel super invested or connected to any of the characters. So this one was just "ok" in my opinion.

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I love Megan Miranda's writing! So, when I saw this one I knew that I was going to have to read this one! It was definitely one of the most anticipated reads of 2023!
A story of secrets of both past and present. A group of high school students go through an unimaginable event. A trip that would change the course of their lives and they still show up for each other later on in life.
The only thing that I did not like was that the beginning was sluggish but the last 1/3 of the novel made up for this sluggish with all the action and twist! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed her books before and if you have not read one of her books then you are definitely missing out!
Thank you S&S and Netgalley for the extraordinary opportunity to read and review this one!

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I usually really enjoy Megan Miranda's books, but this one I could not finish. Maybe one day I will pick it up again and enjoy it, but unfortunately I was unable to get into it this go around.

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Good story, slower until the last third. When it is much more action filled than first part.

Keeps you guessing!

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A decade ago after a tragic accident involving two vans filled with high school seniors, the remaining survivors meet again to commemorate that terrible night. On the one year anniversary, one survivor commits suicide and this year another dies by overdose making the reunion even more tense. One by one, we flash back to each's remembrance of the night of the accident and their interactions in the present.
Each of Megan Miranda's books is better than the last and this is true for this one as well. Well written and enjoyable.

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She is an amazing writer I also bought this hard copy after reading it I absolutely love her writing and this one did not disappoint!!

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“In a room full of strangers, who do you save?” “The Only Survivors” is an atmospheric novel that had me curious and a little unsettled from the beginning. I’m also a complete sucker for a story set near the ocean (the Outer Banks-in this story), so I loved the way Megan Miranda drew upon the level of intrigue and foreboding that only the ocean can bring.

Reading this story reminded me of the way I felt while reading “Daisy Darker” by Alice Feeney and Lucy Foley’s “The Guest List” - atmospheric mystery, secretive characters, and instant questions as a reader for who to trust and how these characters are all connected.

I liked the repetition of “reasons to save” each character as the story progressed. It felt like a solid anchor while reading.
I recommend this story to those who love an atmospheric mystery.

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I enjoy Megan Miranda's work and also love books about groups of people who bond over tragedy and who get together regularly. An enjoyable suspense novel!

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Fantastic! I'm a longtime Megan Miranda fan, but they aren't always hits for me. This one was the perfect blend of trauma and intrigue. The characters had depth and I felt empathy for them. And, there was the added bonus of a tension filled romp to the finish line! Loved the way the story was told with the dual timeline of past and present, with the past being told in reverse order. So very clever and the perfect way to reveal the truth of what happened! Love it!

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