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Review of One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

This is a great, character-driven sequel to McManus’s young adult mystery One of Us Is Lying.

Last year, in McManus's great young adult mystery One of Us Is Lying, the Bayview Four cut through the destructive gossip app taking down reputations and revealing secrets, and they managed to trace a mysterious murder to its source.

This year, gossip problems and power plays are back, in the form of forced Truth or Dare. Friends and siblings are pitted against each other, and some of our main protagonists are faced with crises of their own.

McManus offers the wonderful established characters of Maeve, Nate, Phoebe, Bronwyn, and Knox from book one--along with other old favorites and new faces--in a set of intertwined, mysterious circumstances.

McManus offers a little of everything in a fantastic mix of teamwork, a health scare, sibling tensions, some teenaged foolishness that leads to trouble, glimpses of satisfying romance, and wonderfully complicated loyalties and betrayals. I listened to this as an audiobook and I couldn't wait to find out what happened.

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McManus also wrote Two Can Keep a Secret and The Cousins; she also has a book set for publication this fall, You’ll Be the Death of Me.

Click here to read my review of One of Us Is Lying.