One of Us Is Next - Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Next

By Karen M. McManus

  • Release Date: 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Crime & Mystery
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 418 Ratings)


The highly anticipated, #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to 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.

“Few craft teen suspense like McManus.” --Entertainment Weekly

“A thriller from one of the best writers in the YA mystery genre, One of Us Is Next delivers more shocking surprises and twists you won’t see coming.” --PASTE


  • Definitely Reccomend

    By Celia🍉🍒
    I loved the entire book, especially the ending! What a twist. I was pleasantly surprised by the way the first novel and this one are intertwined.
  • Enjoyable

    By Kitty Cat 😺
    Alright, imma be honest here. I didn’t quite fall in love with this one like I did with the first book. I didn’t really feel attached to any of the characters and it didn’t really have the same charm and appeal. I like how it touched on what happened with the relationships of the characters from the first book. It’s a well written book and I enjoyed it a lot but I probably wouldn’t read it again.
  • WOW

    By Brooke D🤩
    This book I have to say is one of the best books I have ever read and I have read A LOT of books. The story line is amazing and the characters are AMAZING. If you though one of us is lying was amazing like I did, One of us is next will blow you away! 🤩
  • I absolutely love this book

    By jevan18
    I absolutely love this book as well as the first one. I love all the drama, and it’s not like regular drama there is just something about this book thats is AMAZING. Also they way the author uses her words and describes the character it’s like a movie. My family said that the book have been really good because I HATE reading but I finished the book and not only that I like it! No not liked it LOVED it!
  • Good not great

    By mjschmitt
    It wasn’t as good as the first book. I liked the main characters in One Of Us Is Lying and I also thought it was funnier and more of a murder mystery type of thing. I could barely understand what was going on in this book. We barely hear anything about Addy or Cooper and very few things about Nate and Bronwyn. I’m a little disappointed.
  • Good but still not quite

    By Nercy♥️
    The book was really awesome, u just might be my favorite murder mystery author, although the book was awesome, i hate the ending- or lack of, in this case- it feels like the story is unfinished, and there is no other book to finish the series. I was hoping for a good ending, and that was really disappointing😧, the first book was absolutely awesome, but this one, i’m not so sure, i wish i knew it was going to be like that, cuz i wouldn’t have read it😬 what i liked ab the book though, was that there was amazing romance settings, and i was really hoping for more😓👌🏼
  • Better than the first one

    By Sukireads
    One of us is next is way better than one of us is lying by a long shot. I found one of us is lying to be predictable and a very underdeveloped plot but the characters were very enjoyable and I could identify with Bronwyn, so that is the only reason I picked up the second book. When I saw that the sequel did not have the same characters than I was disappointed, but still decided to pick up the book. Boy, I am glad that I did. I wizzed through the book and loved the twists and turns of the book. I loved the character Maeve (Bronwyn’s sister), and found her to be a hero and a great character. The point is if you have read the first book and did not enjoy it than you still still pick up this one.
  • Unexpected and Suspenseful

    By FruityCrawfish
    I love this series a lot and I really hope there could be a third book. I finish the sequel in 2 days because I just could not stop thinking about the story and this book. It is so suspenseful and keeps you so interested. This author is truly my favorite murder mystery author ever, her writing style and imagination to how the story spreads out and is depicted is incredible. The twists in this book made my jaw drop and never in a million years would I ever have guessed what happened in the end. Plus, I am a romance fanatic and this book a quite some romance scenes that made me fangirl and squeal as it has quite the humor. A book for a good laugh that keeps you on the edge of your feet. Bravo!
  • Pretty good

    By Hb314
    I loved this concept, and I was really excited to see what happened next with the characters from book one. This story takes place 18 months later, and it circles around The sister of of the characters from the first book. It does mention the characters from book one, but only in passing. Enough to satisfy your curiosity, and that’s it. Here’s what I loved: I loved the characters. They were just as great as the ones that came before them. I loved the plot. What says suspense like forcing a bunch of teenagers to play truth or dare, where dare was the only way to save themselves from social suicide. I loved the romantic elements. If you like that moment when two characters realize they liked each other, or when two people finally get out of their way to “give it a try”, then you get that times two. I liked the emotion. There’s betrayal, and grief, sadness, and anger. Revenge is plotted, and people struggle to get past, or escape situations that seem impossible. This book is absolutely mysterious and suspenseful. What I didn’t like: I didn’t like that the main characters where treated as an after thought. I wanted a little more, but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. As I said before, curiosity was fed. I didn’t like how a huge twist happens at the end, as the story was wrapping up. It doesn’t exactly come to a close. It just stops. I feel like this book was just never finished. THERE IS NO ENDING!! If it were a cliffhanger I could accept that, but I don’t know if it is. The book doesn’t have a conclusion, and it frustrates the hell out of me. Overall— I liked it enough, but not enough to love it. I feel like the ending, or lack there of, kind of ruined it for me. This disappoints me, because I was really enjoying it, until that point. If there ends up being another book, or a bonus epilogue, I would consider revisiting my point, but as of know, and as is, this book was good, until it was just okay. I slightly regret not stopping at the first book, even though most of this book really was pretty great.
  • Not as good as the first but still good

    By Cheryblosen
    I was a little disappointed that the main charactors from the last book weren’t in this very much, Cooper is basically just mentioned and had only a couple lines. The mystery is fine but nowhere as interesting as the first book. Finally, the ending seems abrupt and even though they act like everything will be fine it didn’t really feel like that’s how it would be