Book Review

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

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One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus
Delacorte Press for Young Readers
January 7th 2020

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 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.

I absolutely loved reading One of Us Is Lying and couldn’t wait to read this book.

One of Us Is Next follows on from the first book but with different characters in the limelight. We still get to hear about the original characters, the Bayview Four but we venture through in this book with a different set of new characters. This book follows Phoebe, Maeve and Knox as they navigate through a dangerous game of Truth or Dare.

This book took everything up a bit of a notch. Yes the first one was amazing but this one just takes it a little bit further. Everything about this book is different from the first but exactly the same.

I always love a book with a brilliant set of characters; without characters that have dimension you can’t have a book. And this is what we get with this book. The characters are all facing their own problems but they are their for one another.

As the story progresses the mystery just gets better and I found myself on the edge of my seat more then once.

The ending for this book just blew me away and I didn’t once see it coming. I was very impressed.

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