One of Us Is Lying (Signed Book)

One of Us Is Lying (Signed Book)

by Karen M. McManus

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Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” ( in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
    Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
    Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
    Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
    And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?

Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

And don’t miss Karen McManus's new novel Two Can Keep a Secret that Bustle says is "a must-read YA thriller if you love Riverdale and Sharp Objects."

Praise for One of Us Is Lying

An Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection
A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection
A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection
A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
A Bustle Best Young Adult Book of May 2017

A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee
A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee
A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

“You’ll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."—Bustle

"A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end."—Popcrush

"Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat."—The Guardian

"This is no ordinary whodunit…surprising and relevant."—USA Today

An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller.”—Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners, Little Monsters, and The Cheerleaders

"[As] McManus's intense mystery unfolds...each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense." —VOYA, Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593175620
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/16/2019
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and, coming January 2020, One of Us Is Next. Her work has been published in more than 40 countries. To learn more about Karen and her books, visit, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.

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One of Us Is Lying 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The suspence and mystery were addictive. I seriouly couldn't put the book down and The Ending just has me wanting more. Amazing craftsmanship and beautiful plot. It was the best book ive read yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When it comes to books, I tend to be very picky based on the fact that I usually don't like to read. I ordered this book online thinking it might be an okay book to pass time with since I'm always at home doing nothing, but once I got it I couldn't stop reading. Shockingly, I read the whole book in a day, that's how good it is. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery, and trust me when I say that it will leave you in SHOCK. I'm just waiting on a movie to come out because I'd watch that for sure. Overall, it's the best book I've read in years and I would read it more then once.
BooknerdJackie More than 1 year ago
One Of Us Is Lying is about 5 teenagers who find themselves in detention after someone pulled a cell phone prank on them. Random cell phones that didn’t belong to them were found in their backpacks and nobody knew why. Simon, the guy who runs a popular gossip site at school, takes a drink from a cup of water and dies. The story was sooo incredibly intriguing right from the start. The whole detention scene takes place in the first few pages/chapters and it immediately makes you curious and take guesses who could have killed Simon. It definitely got me hooked. I also took a liking to the 4 main characters right from the start. We experience the story from the perspectives of the 4 other students who were at detention with Simon aka the “suspects” of Simon’s murder. The four characters are deliberately portrayed as your stereotypical high school students – the jock, the princess, the brain and the criminal. But they were still such likable characters and I found myself rooting for each of them to get out of the whole murder mess safely! Throughout the story, there were a lot of twists and turns, new secrets and truths being revealed and unravelled and it made the whole thing very exciting! I never really knew who to suspect but I do have to say I had one or two suspicions (which also happened to be right) but that totally didn’t make this any less exciting! I’m very impressed by this debut novel like I seriously can't believe that this is a debut because it's so good! I definitely want to read more of McManus’ work! A wonderful 5 star read that I would definitely recommend! *I received a free ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion in any way!*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title alone cought my attention and when I read the sample I knew I had to buy it. I finished the book in a matter of two days I could not put it down for the life of me. Especially when I got to the twist I was thrown so off guard I actually dropped my nook with my mouth hanging open. Meanwhile thought the whole book I was playing defective trying to figure out who killed Simone. I truly enjoyed this book I can't wait to read what else this author has in store.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thia book had me hooked within the first few pages! I never wanted to put it down and was sitting on the edge of my seat towards the end. It is definutely a must read summer book. I can't wait to read more from this arthur.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best plots and twist in a book that I have read in awhile! I suspected the twist but there are so many options that i flipped flopped throughtout reading the book. Great summer read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that you can't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Had me hooked and also had lots of twist and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It w as one f the best book I've ever read
JorgeRoji More than 1 year ago
When five students at Bayview High walk into detention but just four of them walk out of it alive, all the evidence points out that one of these four students murdered Simon, if not the four of them, since they had very revealing secrets to protect from being posted the morning after the murder in the app that Simon Kelleher managed. Since that point on, Bronwyn Rojas, Addy Prentiss, Nate Macauley, and Cooper Clay have to endure the repercussions of being accused of murder, but the thing is… they all claim to be innocent in front of the police. However, the evidence is very clear, and the police is convinced that one of them is Simon’s assassin. A book that has plenty of enigma and changes in plot, it will make you wonder day and night who really killed Simon after all, and it will make you change your murder theories from day to day that you will not be able to stop reading until you find out the real truth, which believe me… it will leave you absolutely shocked. A mix of teen drama and police mystery, I highly recommend this book to fans of TV shows like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and fans of electrifying suspenseful books. Its narration in first person, based on the whole panorama of the “Bayview Four,” including their feelings, side of the story, and the incredible secrets and storylines behind them will make you act like a detective to try to solve the homicide, just like in these two shows. Besides this feature of One Of Us is Lying, the novel will also make very intriguing and profound connections between the characters in a Breakfast Club kind of style that will be loved by every teen romance reader and will be a pivotal and absorbing facet throughout the narration of the mystery. Finally, I also recommend this book to people who are trying to begin getting into the magnificent world of reading, as it was my case, because of the way the book captures the reader with the characters and the plot, and the great absorption that you experience while reading. These are some of the components that will make a beginner reader want to read more books after reading One Of Us is Lying. I had an amazing time reading this book and I’m looking forward to seeing what this novel brings up next on the TV show that is being planned by E! entertainment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.75/4.0 STARS I thought the author did a great job of keeping the reader engaged as well as building well developed characters, creating suspicion on each character, and ending each chapter with a hint of wonder. This story grabs you from chapter one and will roller coaster you until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it by chance and spent my weekend solving the mystery with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great, it wasn't too predictable. I loved every moment
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read. I never wanted to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally made my heart race crazy ending too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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eagle3tx More than 1 year ago
A real ‘who-done-it’ with a high school setting, wherein various aspects of student life, love, dating, shaming, grades, popularity, drugs, hook-ups, etc. have an impact on the investigation. This was amazingly quite good and not graphic, so younger children can read it, though they may not get the nuances of the legal facets. Adult mystery readers will enjoy, but since the target audience is less sophisticated, it may be more engaging as a study of current high school student angst and interactions. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is very good. You will not let go of it. Mystery genre. Book highly recommended!
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Emily Bell 23 days ago
I only read the sample and I was hooked!!
Ashley Attica 25 days ago
Couldn't put the book down! So many twist and turns I just wanted to keep reading. What an awesome read!
Keaira strowder 25 days ago
I loved this book I will be buying the sequel.