The Highly Anticipated Sequel To The New York Times Bestselling Thriller Everyone Is Talking About, One Of Us Is Lying There S A New Mystery To Solve At Bayview High, And There S A Whole New Set Of Rules Come On, Bayview, You Know You Ve Missed ThisA 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 FactsUntil Now This Time It S Not An App, Though It S A Game Truth Or DarePhoebe 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 ProtectionSimon 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


10 thoughts on “One of Us Is Next

  1. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    This was a solid sequel I really appreciate the work Karen M McManus does in fleshing out each of her characters She makes sure we get to know every single one of them understand them On top of that, she does a great job of providing a surprising plot I like the fact that it doesn t just end with the explosive point the story reaches and that we get a bit of cushion at the end to see the aftermath of everything All in all, I really enjoyed this book This was a solid sequel I really appreciate the work Karen M McManus does in fleshing out each of her characters She makes sure we get to know every single one of them understand them On top of that, she does a great job of providing a surprising plot I like the fact that it doesn t just end with the explosive point the story reaches and that we get a bit of cushion at the end to see the aftermath of everything All in all, I really enjoyed this book


  2. Karen McManus Karen McManus says:

    ETA I hope you all enjoy going back to Bayview We ll get a title and description up here eventually


  3. chai ♡ chai ♡ says:

    A deadly game of Truth or Dare slams fist on table THAT S THE KIND OF SHIT I LIKE TO SEE


  4. Sabaa Tahir Sabaa Tahir says:

    Guys, I ve gotten pretty old and grumpy in my reading There s just a point at which you ve read so much you feel like nothing is surprising any I had just put down a very blah book when I picked up this one, and thank goodness I did pick it up because it was a balm on my wounded, grouchy soul My absolute FAVORITE thing about Karen s books is that I know, going in, that I will be in excellent hands I will be shocked I will gasp I will laugh I will cringe and yell at the characters I w Guys, I ve gotten pretty old and grumpy in my reading There s just a point at which you ve read so much you feel like nothing is surprising any I had just put down a very blah book when I picked up this one, and thank goodness I did pick it up because it was a balm on my wounded, grouchy soul My absolute FAVORITE thing about Karen s books is that I know, going in, that I will be in excellent hands I will be shocked I will gasp I will laugh I will cringe and yell at the characters I will not be subjected to endless exposition or meaningless conversation Why Because Karen is a consistently wonderful writer and ONE OF US IS NEXT is no different Even when I thought I knew what was going on, I didn t know what was going on The family relationships in this book are beautifully done, and the suspense is killer lolol sorry I couldn t resist I finished the book in a night because I NEEDED to know what would happen If you re a fan of Karen s other books, you ll love this If you ve never read her other books, you ll love this She just knows how to spin a hell of a tale


  5. MischaS_ MischaS_ says:

    EDIT So, I went on a little investigation Based on the author s Twitter we already know The main character will be Maeve, Bronwyn s sister Plus two new MCs Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy Nate aren t POV characters, but they re very much present The author also dropped a list of five things we will see in the sequel view spoiler Maeve being a badass A wedding Bayview High still gossipy af A sister relationship that is VERY COMPLICATED and oh yeah you find out what s up with Nate EDIT So, I went on a little investigation Based on the author s Twitter we already know The main character will be Maeve, Bronwyn s sister Plus two new MCs Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy Nate aren t POV characters, but they re very much present The author also dropped a list of five things we will see in the sequel view spoiler Maeve being a badass A wedding Bayview High still gossipy af A sister relationship that is VERY COMPLICATED and oh yeah you find out what s up with Nate Bronwyn hide spoiler One of the main characters has a golden retriever named after the author s childhood dog This is something I like very much And where I was previously unsure about this sequel, I m way happier about it Because previously I thought it would be a story about the original four But I like this way better But the question right is is it a sequel orof a spin off Original Well, this will be interesting to see One of Us Is Lying seemed like a closed stand alone to me and I never even imagined that it would have a sequel I m not even sure if it needs a sequel


  6. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Come on, Bayview, you know you ve missed this Holy sh t I completely forgot how talented at writing Karen M McManus is I mean It s been a few days since I finished this book and my mind is still reeling So, what s this book about It s been a year and a half since Simon died and in spite of the many copycat gossip apps, the Bayview four have moved on with their lives Cooper is openly gay and happily in love with his boyfriend, Chris.Bronwyn and Nick are together most of thCome on, Bayview, you know you ve missed this Holy sh t I completely forgot how talented at writing Karen M McManus is I mean It s been a few days since I finished this book and my mind is still reeling So, what s this book about It s been a year and a half since Simon died and in spite of the many copycat gossip apps, the Bayview four have moved on with their lives Cooper is openly gay and happily in love with his boyfriend, Chris.Bronwyn and Nick are together most of the time.And Addie is I don t even know I lost track of her But, in One of Us Is Next, we follow Maeve, Phoebe, and Knox Now, there is a copycat but they mean business And their weapon of choice is truth or dare Either you take a dare or a truth is revealed Phoebe is the first target and when she doesn t take the dare, her deepest, darkest secret is revealed.Next comes Maeve, who skips the dare By the time it comes to Knox, things are starting to become dangerous Once things start to get serious Maeve, along with Knox set out to find out who is behind the mysterious game while Phoebe tries to unravel the evade danger and unravel the secrets around her As I said earlier, holy sh t I read One of Us Is Lying a month or two after it came out and every time I think about it, my heart does a little flutter That book sends me back to such a nostalgic time in my life It was the calm before the storm that still rages to this day So, even though it is mostly because of nostalgia, One of Us Is Lying is one of my favorite YA mysteries You can imagine how excited I was when I heard it was getting a sequel Admittedly, I wasn t sure what it would be about I felt like the story had been pretty well wrapped up but I wasn t about to NOT read it I mean that would be crazy And I am so, so glad I did read this because it was amazing Firstly, the mystery itself was amazing I actually dislike the fact that there areandpsychological thrillers with no actual whodunnits or clues or red herrings I missed the good, classic mysteries This was just so refreshing Also, Karen M McManus can really write characters I don t know how she managed to juggle three main characters along with at least five side characters while flushing them ALL out perfectly Honestly, this woman is talented and I will never not be addicted to her books Finally, the plot twist, which I obviously won t spoil, was amazing It was the reason this was a 5 star read rather than a 4.5 star read It was also the reason that this was my first favorite of 2020 It was one of those rare plot twists that made me gasp aloud Don t you just love when that happens Overall, this book was beyond perfect It was even better than its already amazing predecessor and I cannot recommend it enough Bottom Line 5 stars Age Rating PG 13 Content Screening Spoilers Educational Value 0 0 Positive Messages 3 5 Love yourself, Moving on from trauma, Forgiveness Violence 4 5 Character falls through a roof which ends in death, Character gets concussion, Character sexually forces himself on another character, Character is crushed by a forklift doesn t actually happen on page but is discussed and referred to Sex 3.5 5 Character forces himself upon another character, Kissing, Jokes and teasing about genitalia Language 2 5 Sh t, f k, d mn Drinking Drugs 3 5 Character drinks to excess and ends up getting alcohol poisoning Trigger and Content Warnings Loss of a loved one, PTSD, Sexual harassment, Stalking, Concussion, Death, Bullying, Luekemia, Relapse, Vomiting, Addiction, Depression Reps Gay, Cancer, Anxiety Publication Date January 7th, 2020 Publisher Penguin Teen Genre Mystery Young Adult One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Next 1 15 2020 HOLY MOTHER FORKING SHIRTBALLS 1 7 2020 i m so f king excited 9 10 2019 JANUARY CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH i honestly can t wait forNick Nate I knew NIck sounded off and Bronwyn also Cooper and his bf, whose name i don t remember HAVE YOU SEEN THE SYNOPSISCome 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 DO I SMELL SOME PARANORMAL WITH MY MYSTERY SH T THIS COVER Sh t this title Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram


  7. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    10 10 recommend reading this near a window, on a rainy day with a fluffy blanket and a cup of coffee Simon is gone But there are people wanting to keep his legacy alive Many gossip apps have sprung up trying to mimic his style, but all have failed Until someone starts something different A game Truth or dare If you refuse the dare, then one of your darkest secrets gets exposed to the whole school Maeve, Phoebe and Knox were of the first people targeted and exposed to the school And as t 10 10 recommend reading this near a window, on a rainy day with a fluffy blanket and a cup of coffee Simon is gone But there are people wanting to keep his legacy alive Many gossip apps have sprung up trying to mimic his style, but all have failed Until someone starts something different A game Truth or dare If you refuse the dare, then one of your darkest secrets gets exposed to the whole school Maeve, Phoebe and Knox were of the first people targeted and exposed to the school And as the dares becomedangerous Nobody else at Bayview is seeing the possibility of how harmful the games could become, until someone dies This is apparently a sequel but it waslike a spin off Yes we get little cameos of the previous characters which I adored but the plot revolves around a set of different characters and I feel like you can read it as a standalone The writing once again, was so great I became quickly attached to our three main characters The interactions and friendship between them was fantastic I think that s what I love most about McManus s books, it s not just about the mystery, but the parts in between, that make her books addictive The pacing was perfect and the plot twists even though I predicted a lot of them were still well thought out and clever, which to me isimportant than it being shocking I really really don t want to say goodbye to Bayview and I hope we might get another spin off fingers crossedThank you to Penguin for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review ________My review for Book 1 One of us is lying


  8. jessica jessica says:

    to me, the thing that make thrillers thrilling is that they give the reader a sense ofholy crap this could happen to anyonethats why they are so exciting to read, because of the realistic vibes that get your adrenaline pumping but this novel is so outside any realm of possibility, that it took me completely out of the story its just too farfetched for me to even become invested its just a massive eye roll i mean, this has it moments mainly in the form of nate and knox and the writin to me, the thing that make thrillers thrilling is that they give the reader a sense ofholy crap this could happen to anyonethats why they are so exciting to read, because of the realistic vibes that get your adrenaline pumping but this novel is so outside any realm of possibility, that it took me completely out of the story its just too farfetched for me to even become invested its just a massive eye roll i mean, this has it moments mainly in the form of nate and knox and the writing is actually really good and excellently paced its not a horrible read, by any means i just couldnt believe the content such a shame when a stellar book is followed by a pretty mediocre sequel 2.5 stars


  9. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    4.5 stars rounded up A whole year has passed since Simon s tragic death and the twisted events of One of Us is Lying The Bayview Four have been cleared and for the most part, have moved on with their lives They ve all really tried their best to put that traumatic period behind them.For the kids remaining at Bayview, however, those times are never far from their minds An assortment of gossip apps have popped up since, trying to take Simon s place, but no one has the goods Until nowA sch 4.5 stars rounded up A whole year has passed since Simon s tragic death and the twisted events of One of Us is Lying The Bayview Four have been cleared and for the most part, have moved on with their lives They ve all really tried their best to put that traumatic period behind them.For the kids remaining at Bayview, however, those times are never far from their minds An assortment of gossip apps have popped up since, trying to take Simon s place, but no one has the goods Until nowA school wide text gets sent out inviting everyone to play a little game Truth or Dare With players seemingly chosen at random, everyone is nervous about being the one picked next.The truths are so harsh, turning family and friends against one another Individuals feel pretty much forced to take the dare, rather than become a social pariah in the eyes of their peers But when the dares turn deadly, all bets are off.Some of the kids decide to team up to figure out who the mastermind behind the game is, before it s too late for all of them This includes Maeve, whose older sister, Bronwyn, was one of the original Bayview Four, as well as recent social pariah, Phoebe, and boy next door, Knox.The intensity of this continues to build up throughout the story and again, I think McManus did an excellent job keeping the narrative fun and compelling.I was so excited to be back at Bayview High for another mystery The amateur sleuthing was super entertaining, full of twists and red herrings I also loved the game element It was so sinister, perfectly plotted and right up my alley I will continue to pick up anything McManus writes I cannot wait to see what s next Her signature style of characters and pacing works so well for me


  10. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    As a devoted fan of Brat Pack movies and anything has 80 s vibes including Stranger Things, I adore this series I loved the first installment and I had quite amazing time during my reading, consumingpopcorn covered in parmesan cheese and gallons red wine My husband went on strike, stopped cooking for me but secretly he cooked himself and ate everything under the blanket not to get caught red handed I know I enjoyed the first bookbecause of its amazing Breakfast Club meets moder As a devoted fan of Brat Pack movies and anything has 80 s vibes including Stranger Things, I adore this series I loved the first installment and I had quite amazing time during my reading, consumingpopcorn covered in parmesan cheese and gallons red wine My husband went on strike, stopped cooking for me but secretly he cooked himself and ate everything under the blanket not to get caught red handed I know I enjoyed the first bookbecause of its amazing Breakfast Club meets modern teen dramas better than Riverdale and closer to Pretty Big Liars In this new book we have three POVS including dear Maeve, recently saved our quartet s asses with her brilliant investigation skills, Bronwyn s sister brain member of quartet, cheated on her exam at the first book , survivor of leukemia She and Knox were my favorite characters Knox is totally sweet pie, geek meets boy next door, has a potential to turn into her heartbreaker if he doesn t have golden heart and live under the roof with perfectionist dad and 4 different sisters whose names are also starting with K letter I couldn t connect so much with third narrator Phoebe, who is having real hard time to put back the pieces of her dysfunctional and traumatized family after her father s death because of a construction accident and so far we know her family hasn t been paid enough by the insurance coverage and Phoebe drifts apart with her sister Emma and her highly intelligent little brother Owen gets chirpier to get her family members attention But we terribly need this character because of the building of mystery I have to stop here not to give any clues about the cliffhangers and surprising revelations THINGS I LIKED As I mentioned before Maeve and Knox are truly likable characters and I enjoyed their back stories and relationship dynamics with their family and their detective skills to solve the mystery behind the death of one of their classmates Nope, I m not gonna tell you who he is Okay, I already told the gender Slapping my forehead TRUTH OR DARE play concept is great premise and the author impeccably used it to raise the tension and confuse our minds If you don t accept dare, one of your ugly secrets spills out and you may turn into a gossip tool by the meanest high school environment Phoebe didn t accept the dare and see what happened to her Seeing the first book s protagonists as supporting characters was enjoyable experiment And I actually root for Bronwyn I hope I spelled right What a challenging name and Nate from the beginning so I liked to see how their a little angsty romantic relationship improved And of course I liked to see Cooper again The story s mathematic and the reason behind the evil master s game planning may be better than the first book s plot line and I liked the shocking conclusion Some parts are predictable but a final knife twist into your gut was brilliantly great move and I adored it The things I didn t like Yes, I didn t enjoy reading Phoebe s parts as much as Maeve and Knox s stories And there are too many characters in this book There are three narrators and their families, friends and first book s characters are also having important parts at the progression of the story line as well which makes you confused and hurts your brain cells Concentrating on the characters and their back stories made me lose my attention to the main plot So I cut one of my stars Overall I still enjoyed this series, its tribute to Brat Pack movies and teen thriller series This is one of fastest reads and one of my most anticipated YA thriller books of the year I highly recommend it I m looking forward the next book of the author and going back to my kitchen to find something nutritional to eat to wash it down with my last Cabernet bottle