The Only Survivors by Megan Miranda

The Only Survivors is an atmospheric thriller following a cast of characters dealing with survivors’ guilt.


Since a tragic accident on a school trip ten years ago, the nine remaining survivors made a pact to reconvene on the yearly anniversary.

Cassidy Bent is one of the nine survivors, but she would like to move on, so she’s cut the others out of her life. That was her plan until she received an email about the yearly gathering with an obituary link to one of the survivors.

When Cassidy arrives at the meeting house, the vibes are off, and a few feel like someone is watching them.

Review of The Only Survivors

This thriller follows Cassidy’s perspective with alternating chapters from the survivors at the time of the accident.

The characters all have distinct personalities, so there was no getting them mixed up. Even though they were distinct, they were underdeveloped. But it’s a thriller, so I don’t always expect stellar characterizations, especially when dealing with so many characters.

The story became much more interesting to me when the chapters about the accident began. Before that, it was hard to understand their motivations for meeting annually when it appeared they were barely friends.

The ending picked up the pace, and some reveals were surprising, if not mind-blowing.

I had fun reading this one. And although I only finished it a few days ago, I can barely remember the details. So it may not be that memorable of a read, but it is enjoyable in the moment.

If you enjoy slow burn thrillers brimming with atmosphere, you may like this one.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Expected Publication: 11 April 2023

Thank you to Marysue Rucci Books for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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