One of Us Is Next
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / General
Karen M. McManus
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • There's a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there's a whole new set of rules. The highly anticipated sequel to One of Us Is Lying! Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this.A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one's been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts. Until now. This time it's not an app, though—it's a game. Truth or Dare.Phoebe's the first target. If you choose not to play, it's a truth. And hers is dark. Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare. But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it's that they can't count on the police for help. Or protection.Simon's gone, but someone's determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And the rules have changed.Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!
Karen M. McManus
Random House Children's Books
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"I think this one was better than the first. The twist at the end definitely got me."
"This is the second book in the series, One of Us Is Lying, I found this book not to be as good as the first, not nearly as compelling. This follows Bronwyns sister, Maeve, as she and her classmates/ friends go through a similar scenario, someone is attacking her classmates with gossip, someone dies and they try to piece together what could’ve happened. Again this series gives me “Pretty Little Liars” vibes, and maybe my high school experience was just not very exciting but these kids got some DRAMA. This is less of a whodunnit type scenario because there really are no suspects. As Maeve and her friend start researching, things start coming together. The past starts tearing its ugly head and they just want the game to stop and to move forward. It was cute seeing how a year later the characters from the first book made an appearance. I think this book could’ve been more as far as characters, storyline, and plot, but the storyline following the ending of the book kept me wanting to keep reading to discover what secrets people were holding. I’ll probably read the third book because I’m invested thus far. I think this one definitely got more dangerous for the characters, I just don’t think the twists and turns were as wild as the last book. But if you want teenage angst and high school pettiness with a little bit of “y’all too grown for high school” thrown in, you’ll definitely enjoy it. "
"So I just finished One of us is lying! I really liked it, though though Janae’s big scene at the end was kind of rushed ngl. I was wondering how much of the main four characters from the first book are featured in this one, since the desc sounds like it’s more about Maeve and others. Lowkey loved cooper and bronwyn so was wondering if I was going to see more of them."