A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (EW.com) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
And don’t miss Karen McManus's new novel Two Can Keep a Secret that Bustle says is "a must-read YA thriller if you love Riverdale and Sharp Objects."
Praise for One of Us Is Lying
An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection
A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection
A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
A Bustle Best Young Adult Book of May 2017
A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee
A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
“You’ll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."—Bustle
"A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end."—Popcrush
"Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat."—The Guardian
"This is no ordinary whodunit…surprising and relevant."—USA Today
“An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners, Little Monsters, and The Cheerleaders
★"[As] McManus's intense mystery unfolds...each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense." —VOYA, Starred Review
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One of Us is Lying
At first, this book from reviews seemed to be more for older readers if you have strict parents. maybe 16+, but I (a 15 year old) read it and I can confidently say it was amazing! There was barely any sexual content other than implied hooking up gossip and a few kisses. The drug aspect of the book did play a big part but it showed how using drugs can affect those around you and helps anyone struggling realizing what they need to consider. The violence was very little. There were a few murderous jokes that might seem cruel or dark to some readers, but didn’t personally scare me. I have anxiety, so sometimes reading mystery books can be hard for me, but believe me when I tell you this book had the perfect balance of thriller, life lessons, humor and romance! I loved it so much and it’s probably one of my favorite books. Definitely recommend to readers 15+!
Entertaining but Disappointing
Just another YA novel. Twist wasn’t shocking if you read a lot of crime novels. Now that the bad is out of the way, it did have good character development and made me want to see the characters succeed. I like its Breakfast-Club-Esque vibe.
I just bought the book this morning and could not put it down until I finished it. There were so many twists and turns in the story; I love how throughout the investigation there were still things happening in each of the characters lives that made you want to know more. I was rooting for Bronwyn and Nate throughout the entire book.