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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Only One Survives

ISBN: 978-0778305477

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: 07/16/2024

Format: Other

My Rating: TBR (ARC)

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Becoming the star is easier when the rest of your band is dead…

All drummer Vienna Taylor ever wanted was to make music. If that came with fame, she’d take it—as long as her best friend, guitarist Madison Pierce, was sharing the spotlight and singing lead. And with their new all-female pop rock band gaining traction, soon everyone would hear their songs…

Except, on the way to an event, the Bittersweet’s van careens off an icy mountain road during a blizzard—leaving one member dead and another severely injured.

In order to survive the frigid night, the rest must take shelter in a nearby abandoned cabin. But Vienna’s dreams devolve into a terrifying nightmare as, one by one, her fellow band members meet a gruesome end…and Madison simply vanishes in the night.

Has Vienna’s closest friend finally decided to take center stage on her own terms?

She doesn’t want to believe it.

But guilty people run.


“A raw, honest exploration of female friendships, envy, and the price of fame. Both thrilling and moving, Only One Survives will keep you on the edge of your seat. McKinnon is an auto-read for me.”

— Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing

“Fans of Daisy Jones & the Six are in for a treat with this jaw-dropping and completely cinematic thriller! Hannah Mary McKinnon shows her rock’n’roll chops, bringing her trademark twists and brilliant structure to this riveting page-turning tale of fame, ambition, and friendship. How far would you go to get what you always wanted? Like a relentlessly sinister version of psychological musical chairs, when this thriller’s propulsive soundtrack stops—Only One Survives. Standing ovation!”

— Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of One Wrong Word

“Hannah Mary McKinnon’s Only One Survives about band members living their dream is a devilishly entertaining read that stabs at the heart of friendship, jealousy, and the relentless pursuit of fame. The thrills never waver in this gripping tale that sings with pulse-pounding suspense and spine-tingling twists and turns.”

— Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of Everyone Is Watching

“McKinnon drip-feeds us clues, keeps us guessing, and shows herself to be a maestro of misdirection. This tale of ambition and female friendship (oh, and great music!) should be at the very top of your reading pile!”

—Caz Frear, internationally bestselling author of Five Bad Deeds

“I am obsessed with Only One Survives! Hannah Mary McKinnon always comes up with a unique story and this one is an absorbing, thrilling page-turner. Every twist left my jaw on the ground.”

— Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of A Twisted Love Story

About the Author

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. Her suspense novels include THE NEIGHBORS, bestsellers HER SECRET SON, SISTER DEAR, YOU WILL REMEMBER ME, NEVER COMING HOME, and THE REVENGE LIST. Hannah Mary lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her family. Connect on Facebook and Instagram @HannahMaryMckinnon, and on Twitter @HannahMMcKinnon. For more, visit

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