One of Us Is Next (One of Us is Lying #2)-Book Review

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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 this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus


Author: Karen M. McManus

Pages: 377

Publishing Date: January 7th, 2020

Publisher: Delacorte Press for Young Readers


It is the sequel of One of Us is Lying. I didn’t have any idea that there will be a sequel. It is stand-alone kind, the story is set in the same city, same school and people are related to the suspects of the first book. I was going in book slump but this book came as saviour and boom I was totally hooked.

“Who do you want to be? The guy who goes along or the guy who stands up? This is the time to decide.”

I love the writing, character development and pace. Karen, seriously, knows how to write a book, A MYSTERY BOOK. She always keeps me guessing and I just can’t trust anyone. She also highlighted a few more issues, I liked it how she kept all of these things subtle, Focus is always on mystery but there are also many things here and there. I won’t say that there were so many twists and turns, or something which made my jaw drop. It was a well-paced and well-kept basic mystery, which focused a lot on relations.

“How do you make that choice?”. “Between what you need and what you want?”. “You hope they become the same thing, I guess.”

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. overtheshill says:

    Love your review! I just finished it as well and agree on all your points – it’s a solid mystery with an ending that made my jaw drop!

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    1. Thank you… I am really looking forward for last book…


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