G. Bianco, 2019
“Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this.” Fans of Karen M. McManus rejoice! The queen of young adult thriller and mystery is back with the fantastic sequel to her show stopping debut, One of Us Is Lying. Her new novel, One of Us Is Next, picks up about a year after the events of the first book, and follows Bronwyn’s sister, Maeve, as she tries to stop the gossip that threatens the peace in Bayview once again. However, this time the secrets are juicier and stakes are higher.
Since Simon’s death, a ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up. 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 had the facts. Until now. This time it's not an app, though—it's a game of 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 and deadly. If Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it's that they can't count on the police for help or protection. Even though Simon's gone, someone's determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there's a whole new set of rules.
McManus has done it again! This novel is masterfully written and will have readers looking for another Bayview story. Fan favorites like Bronwyn, Nate, Addy, and Cooper all make appearances, but the new stars of the book, Maeve, Phoebe, and Knox, really steal the show. Each character contributes to the story through alternating narration and adds layers to the mystery bit by bit. This novel is fresh and thrilling while still retaining some nostalgia from One of Us Is Lying.
It has the same “HOLY !*@?” ending you know and love from McManus! Just when you think you’ve figured it out, a bomb gets dropped on everything leaving you gasping at the end! McManus really knows how to dupe the reader into thinking they have everything figured out and then twisting it into the shocking ending readers love.
Fans of McManus will not be disappointed by this sequel. It will have readers laughing, swooning, and gasping throughout the entire novel. The secrets revealed get juicer with each chapter and readers will be shocked until the very last page.
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