#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again.
Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious.
Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is.
The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
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!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Young-adult author Karen McManus conjures up a disturbing clan that makes even the most toxic families seem cute. Cousins Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah each receive a mysterious letter from Mildred Story, the fabulously wealthy grandmother they’ve never met, inviting them to her luxurious Massachusetts island for the summer. Mildred disinherited the teenagers’ parents years before without warning or reason beyond a brusque “You know what you did.” Nothing could prepare the book’s teenage protagonists for the dark family secrets that their visit will reveal. McManus uses her knack for naturalistic dialogue to pull us into the story, making the audiobook—with its four distinct narrators—feel just like we’re listening to real people in real time. As perspectives flip, time lines shift, and the shocking surprises really start dropping, McManus’ chilling gothic mystery morphs into an edge-of-your-seat thriller.