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Only One Survives

Narrator: Amy Hall

Harlequin Audio

ISBN: 978-0778305477

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: 07/16/2024

Format: Other

My Rating: 5 Stars (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.

About the Author

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favour of writing. While her debut, TIME AFTER TIME, was a rom com, she transitioned to the dark side thereafter. Her suspense novels include THE NEIGHBORS, and bestsellers HER SECRET SON, SISTER DEAR, YOU WILL REMEMBER ME, NEVER COMING HOME, THE REVENGE LIST and her work has been optioned for the screen..

Her eighth is a holiday romantic comedy, THE CHRISTMAS WAGER, written under the pseudonym Holly Cassidy.

Hannah Mary's next thriller, ONLY ONE SURVIVES, about the rise and violent demise of the all-female pop rock group The Bittersweet will publish in July 2024. She's now working on a second romantic comedy as Holly Cassidy.

Hannah Mary lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons

You’ll find her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Threads as @hannahmarymckinnon,

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“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

“For readers eagerly awaiting the return of Yellowjackets, this novel from McKinnon blends the musical highs of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six with the darkness of The Girls by Emma Cline in a twisty thriller that is hard to resist.” —Library Journal

"It's rock’n’roll with a dash or two of murder in this juicy thriller that delves into the ugly side of fame. Only One Survives is devilishly fun, utterly addictive, and shockingly twisty—further cementing McKinnon as a force to be reckoned with!"

—Jeneva Rose, New York Times bestselling author

“Perfect for Daisy Jones fans who want an element of mystery and twisted suspense with their music, Hannah Mary McKinnon’s latest, Only One Survives, is a tour de force. Parts coming of age, subversive culture, and all kinds of thrilling, you’ll be hooked to the very end.”

—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It’s One of Us

“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

“A devilishly entertaining read that stabs at the heart of friendship, jealousy, and the relentless pursuit of fame.”

— 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.”

—Caz Frear, internationally bestselling author of Five Bad Deeds

“An absorbing, thrilling page-turner. Every twist left my jaw on the ground.”

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

“Gutsy, original and hugely compelling, Only One Survives draws you in right from the very first page.”

—B.A. Paris, internationally best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors

“McKinnon is a master at flipping the script with twists that will keep readers on their toes.”

—Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of The Paris Widow







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