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One Of Us Is Lying

Childrens, Teen & Young Adult, Teen & Young Adult Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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One Of Us Is Lying
a superb 'Whodunnit' thriller
A teen thriller that follows 4 students, when one is killed you will be left wondering who killed Simon right to the very end. With so many twists and turn... READ MORE
Gemma at Elgin
One Of Us Is Lying
A fun and well paced thriller
a teen thriller where the breakfast club meets pretty little liars. A locked room mystery when a student dies in detention. Who killed him, who can you tru... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Pretty Good Liars
This book promises Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club. The book promises a murder, and four guilty looking teens. The books promises suspense, ... READ MORE
Louise at Southampton West Quay
One Of Us Is Lying
Nicely twisted
I really enjoyed this, one of the most compelling things I've read recently. I had a theory on who did it from about halfway and needed to know if I was ri... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
One Of Us Is Lying
Breakfast Club meets C.S.I.
In One of Us is Lying Karen McManus gives us a 21st century update on that 1980s classic, the Breakfast Club. In a typical American high school five studen... READ MORE
Jane E Skudder
One Of Us Is Lying
Don't lie folks - you might just get framed for murder
I'm actually quite impressed with this novel. After a slightly rocky start which was due to the much rushed introduction to set the story up and resulted i... READ MORE
Nicole at Stratford-upon-Avon
One Of Us Is Lying
A YA book with a dark twist, one you won't be able to put down!
Oh. My. God. I received a proof copy in exchange for a review from the publishers, and I'm so glad I did. 'One of Us is lying' follows Addy, Nate, Bronwyn... READ MORE
Alice Johnson
One Of Us Is Lying
A great twist on high school drama
The Breakfast Club is a fantastic movie with characters that rise above their teen stereotypes and become fictional role models for generations to come. On... READ MORE
Cat at York
One Of Us Is Lying
I really enjoyed this story. Although slightly predictable in places, it was well-written and the use of different perspectives kept it fresh and made the ... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Best of 2017!
I didn't think that I'd enjoy this book. I, too, thought that it sounded too clichéd to keep me interested. I was very wrong! You'll be gripped from the ... READ MORE
Shannon at Bath
One Of Us Is Lying
Tense, suspensful thriller!
As the schools gossip King, and founder of tell all app "About that" Simon is one of the most feared students in school, and one of the least liked. Durin... READ MORE
Charleigh at Scarborough
One Of Us Is Lying
Absolutely fantastic!
Great read, compulsive and thrilling, not to forget the brilliant characters that litter its pages. Think Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl and sling in a m... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
One Of Us Is Lying
5 students, one detention, one death... The worlds of intelligent Bronwyn, sports star Cooper, popular girl Addy and self confessed villain Nate collide w... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Superb YA debut
If this was a book aimed at adult readers, I'd probably have given it 4 stars. As a YA novel, however, it's perfect. It keeps you guessing, is easy to read... READ MORE
Sarah at Guildford
One Of Us Is Lying
Clever, Fast-paced, American
In a way 'One of us is lying' is a typical American High-school story, it ticks all the boxes. We have the beauty queen, the jocks, the popular kids, the g... READ MORE
Kristina at Manchester Deansgate
One Of Us Is Lying
About that.....
One of us is lying is one of the most exciting thrilling book I've read. It is packed with cryptic clues and an ingenious plot. It felt like The breakfast ... READ MORE
Zaynab Ahmed
One Of Us Is Lying
Who killed him? Was it you?
At first when I picked up this book I was a little confused by the different narratives. It took a little while to get into it, once I did though I read it... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
A worthy addition to the teen crime genre
Packed with clues and a twist to keep you guessing until the very end this book has been a bestseller for a while now. A great read for ages 14 and older.
Sarah in Wolverhampton
One Of Us Is Lying
An intriguing YA murder mystery
I enjoyed reading this book and liked that it was told from different perspectives to help you get to know the characters really well. It was definitely a ... READ MORE
Becky - Waterstones Trafford Centre
One Of Us Is Lying
The Breakfast Club...but BETTER
"Everyone says, Just keep your head down. I've been trying, but once you're under a microscope nothing slips by people." One of Us is Lying is a fun but ... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham
One Of Us Is Lying
I was delighted to receive a copy of this book from Penguin (thank you!), if a bit sceptical of the storyline at first - typically, I don't choose thriller... READ MORE
AE Osborne
One Of Us Is Lying
Breakfast Club Vibes
“Everyone says, Just keep your head down. I’ve been trying, but once you’re under a microscope nothing slips by people.” One of us is lying is a teen/yo... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham
One Of Us Is Lying
Just another tiktok overhyped trend!
I decided to read this book since it blew up on TikTok, and with all the hype and positive buzz, I am not gonna lie to you, I had very high expectations! B... READ MORE
Rebecca Ramires


Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive.

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again.

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online.

Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right?

What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them.

For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller. Make sure you check out Karen McManus' post on multiple narrators over on our blog.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780141375632
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 258g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 23 mm

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One Of Us Is Lying
Great Plot
Mystery isn’t my favourite YA genre (I’m a fantasy girl all the way) but occasionally I like to sink my claws into a story that will leave me at the edge o... READ MORE
Aditi Nichani
One Of Us Is Lying
Sexuality is not a good plot twist
I was so excited for this book and when I got approved for an arc on Netgalley I immediately moved it up my tbr because the synopsis drew me in straight aw... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Gossip Girl meets Riverdale
Upon hearing this synopsis, I freaked the hell out. A Geek, a Jock, a Criminal and a Princess, all caught up in a murder investigation? Let me tell you, th... READ MORE
Olivia  Gacka
One Of Us Is Lying
Intriguing, Twisted and Unforgettable
This is an amazing book, full of twists and surprises. The author's tone is always enticing, and hinting at more; I couldn't put it down. While the ending... READ MORE
Evelyn Freeman
One Of Us Is Lying
This riveting whodunnit novel blew me away and made me want MORE!!! I recommend this book to anyone that wants to read a real page turner.
Carmen Fyfe Paulo
One Of Us Is Lying
A nice little who done it.
An exciting debut that hooked me in straight away. With a narrative that's nicely paced and relatable characters. I couldn't guess who had done it so it re... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
You need to read this!
4.5* Going into this book I was curious. As I started reading it I was a bit sceptical, and eventually I started to get bored. The characters were eye-... READ MORE
Jemmima Hayes
One Of Us Is Lying
A thriller that keeps you on your toes
It's a thriller, and hooked me from the first page. The gossip app and its impact on lives felt all too real, not to mention how horribly vicious the rumou... READ MORE
Sifa Poulton
One Of Us Is Lying
An excellent, angst-ridden read
Aimed towards Young Adult readers, I thought One of Us is Lying worked equally well for 'oldies' like myself. I was completely immersed in the tittle-tattl... READ MORE
Barnsey's Books
One Of Us Is Lying
Purely Brilliant
This book was taken everywhere with me till I finished it. It twists and turns. All the characters are lovable. A great read and well recommended.
Charlotte  Couch
One Of Us Is Lying
Pretty Little Liars Moves To Bayview High!
Reading this book came with pre made expectations from reviews I had already seen - which in my opinion is the worst way to start. What it meant in this ca... READ MORE
Holly Jayne
One Of Us Is Lying
A beautiful cliche rapped up in something more
This book, is amazing. It’s a captivating story like that pulls you in on the first page, a cliche twisted and turned into an exciting and thrilling myster... READ MORE
Georgia Jackson
One Of Us Is Lying
One of us is lying (SPOILER FREE)
I loved this book. It was full of plot twists and even though it swapped perspectives often it made total sense as you progressed through the book. It had... READ MORE
Matilda Plambeck
One Of Us Is Lying
All of Us Are Liars
This book should be called All of Us Are Liars. One of Us Is Lying was fast paced, fun, and very enthralling. Once I picked this book up I could not put i... READ MORE
Kieran Crump
One Of Us Is Lying
An Absolute Masterpiece!
If your favoured reading material is a novel with a good sprinkling of secrets, suspense, diversity, humour, adrenaline rush and romance, then feel free to... READ MORE
Bridget East
One Of Us Is Lying
i LOVED it!
this book is amazing with another twist with every chapter, its all about a captivating murder and who is guilty but the four suspects soon because friends... READ MORE
charlotte coen
One Of Us Is Lying
Can I get number 2 plsssssss !
One of us is lying but can you guess who ? *Spoliers ahead* Intrigued by the plot I could not wait to start reading this book. After a couple of pages I w... READ MORE
Komal Hussain
One Of Us Is Lying
This book is bloody amazing. I just could not put it down. The book keeps you on the edge and there are plenty of great twists in it. The author, Karen M.M... READ MORE
Georgia Bartley
One Of Us Is Lying
Read this book a few years ago and I love it! Although I have to say, this is soo much better than the Netflix adaptation, read this before watching the se... READ MORE
Mya Macleod
One Of Us Is Lying
So many twists that you would never see coming!!! Couldn't put it down, read it in a few hours. It is a bit girl orientated, but mainly is suitable for boy... READ MORE
Willow Davis-Haswell
One Of Us Is Lying
Love this
This book was gripping and once you started reading it you couldn’t put it down! I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good thriller
Imogen Black
One Of Us Is Lying
Granddaughter was hooked.
Bought this for my granddaughter when she was 12 and she absolutely loved it. Read it in record time. On her recommendation I bought it for another 12 ye... READ MORE
Pauline Guppy
One Of Us Is Lying
Young Adult Page Turner
4.5 Stars This is a great mystery / crime story aimed at young adults but can be enjoyed by anyone from teens upwards. I can just remember my teens but I... READ MORE
Angela Rose
One Of Us Is Lying
I purchased this book on Saturday and started properly reading it today. Safe to say I was hooked from the first page. Really good storyline and how the pl... READ MORE
Claudia Hall
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazing book
I absolutely loved this book, there's so much action and thrill that makes you so excited to read more. I definitely recommend this book xxxx
Sinead Quinn
One Of Us Is Lying
Absolutely brilliant !
I absolutely loved this book ! It’s gripping from the very beginning and holds you until the very end. It keeps you guessing until the very end especially... READ MORE
Sophie Jarvis
One Of Us Is Lying
I read this book on holiday and finished it a couple days in, I just couldn't put it down. had me on the edge of my sunbed ahahah ! amazing writing from a ... READ MORE
Olivia-Anne Kingswood
One Of Us Is Lying
When The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars
This book goes far beyond the whodunit spectrum, it is sharp, brilliant, catchy and reminds me of the best teen shows without the bad acting. I can't stres... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Brilliant book!
An excellent read with interesting insights to the protagonists emotion well being. Very well written! Couldn't put it down.
Caitlin  Pearson
One Of Us Is Lying
Absolutely amazing! Couldn't put it down. Perfect balance of making everyone innocent but also entirely guilty. Not normally a genre that I read, but I l... READ MORE
Jesse Paris
One Of Us Is Lying
Absolutely amazing!
Loved this book so much that I couldn’t put it down and finished in one night. I would recommend it to everyone who enjoys a good mystery novel. Even distr... READ MORE
Stephanie Kerr
One Of Us Is Lying
I was truely amazed by how fantastic and well paced this novel was. The plot twist was unexpected and shocking and the book as a whole takes you on an emot... READ MORE
Roxana Dunajska
One Of Us Is Lying
And then there were 4..
I am a huge fan of Y.A titles, partly because I wish they had been around during my formative years but also because they highlight the issues that teens f... READ MORE
Rachel Bridgeman
One Of Us Is Lying
Out of this world
Gripping from the first words. There’s a character for everyone to connect with.Turn the corners of mystery,romance and finding who you are with each of th... READ MORE
Shannon  Hughes
One Of Us Is Lying
One of us is lying
This is honestly one of the best books I have ever read. I physically couldn't put it down, it was such a page turner and with every page I read the more I... READ MORE
Rosaleen  Brady
One Of Us Is Lying
I absolutely loved this book! It’s the Breakfast Club murder mystery style - you have four members of totally different high school cliques and they all wo... READ MORE
Isobel Elburn
One Of Us Is Lying
Couldn’t put it down!
Absolutely brilliant storyline, it kept me guessing until the very end!
One Of Us Is Lying
Incredible. Absolutely Incredible.
'One Of Us Is Lying' By Karen M. McManus is my new all-time favorite book. I thoroughly enjoyed every single page. When I began reading I struggled to pu... READ MORE
MJ Terry
One Of Us Is Lying
Should come with a language warning!
Am I missing something? The language is absolutely outrageous! I don’t want my twelve year old reading; eff you etc. No wonder standards are slipping. I pu... READ MORE
Max Davis
One Of Us Is Lying
Karen McManus is The next Agatha Christie
A great read. Contains the perspectives of the 4 suspects, each with secrets to hide. Good for anyone who likes a great murder mystery.Definitely worth buy... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
A review from a twelve year old
This book was thrilling from the start to the finish with plot twists all along the way, you fall in love with the characters and even begin to feel for th... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Written with skill
ZERO SPOILERS IN THIS! {read as you please(:} The narrative of this book is very well written in my opinion; I think it's very difficult as a writer to pr... READ MORE
Venus Ilesanmi
One Of Us Is Lying
Very good book
It is a very good book with a mystery to be found out
Sarah Allen
One Of Us Is Lying
THE BREAKFAST CLUB meets CLUEDO in this YA murder mystery
Bronwyn Rojas is an A-grade student, Mathlete, pianist and will be the next valedictorian of Bayview High School before following in her parents’ footsteps... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
My 14 year old daughter loved this
I bought this for my 14 year old daughter who loved it and gave it the 5 star rating. She has asked for all other books by this author. Definitely recommen... READ MORE
Kate Brown
One Of Us Is Lying
Fast paced and full of secrets!
When five students wind up in after-school detention, no one could’ve guessed that only four of them would be leaving alive. One of Us Is Lying follows fo... READ MORE
Alysha Pires
One Of Us Is Lying
The best book ever!
I loved this book so so much! It is now one of my favourites. It is very well written, funny and thrilling. Each character was distinctive and you had no p... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
I thought I’d go it ago when it first came out as people seemed to really like it. I read a few chapters in but I couldn’t stick with it. I’ve recently tri... READ MORE
Gabby Appleby
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazingly Thrilling !!!
I loved this book, thrilling murder mystery one of the best I’ve ever read.
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazing and a great plot twist!
I honestly didn’t think this book was going to be as good as another murder mystery book I’ve recently read, but WOAH I was definitely surprised and the en... READ MORE
Lilac Massia
One Of Us Is Lying
I loved it!
If you’re thinking of giving this a go, then please do! I couldn’t put it down. I was thinking off the possible outcomes and none of them matched the plot ... READ MORE
Kira G
One Of Us Is Lying
Got me out of my rut
This book was one of the first books I read after my rut and I was so pleased with it. I love McManus’ writing styles and the different points of view, she... READ MORE
Georgia Macdonald
One Of Us Is Lying
Really good!
I was actually surprised with this book, its plot twist is probably one of the best in books and I'm surprised to say that this book is good, recommended f... READ MORE
Helena King
One Of Us Is Lying
Loved this!
Such a good book! A wonderful plot full of mystery, you really don’t know who did it for certain as there’s so many secrets and twists thrown in!! An excit... READ MORE
Emily Forster
One Of Us Is Lying
One Of Us Is Lying
This book is great, the monolog between each suspect is a little confusing sometimes (I should have mentioned that this is a murder book before hand :) ). ... READ MORE
Helen Ricketts
One Of Us Is Lying
I read this book a few years ago and I loved it! I read Karen’s other books and I just love her. She’s a genius! So excited for one of us is back and you’l... READ MORE
Jodie Essie
One Of Us Is Lying
I’m obsessed with this book, i’ve had it for a while and it’s been my go-to book when i’m bored ever since. I recommend this book to all of my friends cons... READ MORE
melissa corbett
One Of Us Is Lying
‘The Breakfast Club’ combined with ‘Pretty Little Liars’
Yet another 5 star review this year! This time, a fantastic young adult murder mystery - although by no means should this only be read by teenagers. The ... READ MORE
Bookish Blonde
One Of Us Is Lying
a very well written addictive read
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did - I had a perception that as a YA book it wouldn’t hit the mark but my gosh was I wrong! It had great cha... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Really good
Really good
Leah Swinney
One Of Us Is Lying
5 stars
It was an amazing book. not only did it suprise you and have many plot twists, its makes you emotional the more and more you read as you get really into th... READ MORE
Millie Featherstone
One Of Us Is Lying
booktok got it right
Initially was sceptical on this as not really the genre of reading i normally enjoy. after getting into the book i really enjoyed it and could not put it d... READ MORE
pacha dalton
One Of Us Is Lying
Unable to finish
Honestly, I got about six, maybe seven chapters in and just had to stop. Each chapter is supposedly a different character, however they’re all written the ... READ MORE
Gabby Appleby
One Of Us Is Lying
Good for beginners
Very good book and quite easy to read. The chapters are split into 4 peoples points of view through the book which makes you not loose intrest and it's alw... READ MORE
Isabelle  Sellstrom
One Of Us Is Lying
When I mean, I read it all in under 24 hours because of how amazing it was… I mean it! You won’t be able to get enough of this book - and even when you s... READ MORE
Hannah Rose
One Of Us Is Lying
comfort read
I know that a murder mystery isn't ever intended to be a comfort read - but I read this like there's no tomorrow. I'm currently getting it for a book excha... READ MORE
Araminta Rawlins
One Of Us Is Lying
My love for this book
As a person who reads a lot this has to be one of my favourites. The way this book is written is amazing because it has every character’s perspective and i... READ MORE
Kelly  Fable
One Of Us Is Lying
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Five teenagers from all walks of high school life end up in detention together. By the time detention is over, one of the teens has died. The circumstances... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazing read
I loved the book and the ending was incredible, but I felt like I could’ve put the book down like 50 pages before the actual end. That is my only problem w... READ MORE
Olivia Gowers-Scott
One Of Us Is Lying
This book is amazing it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book . Definitely recommend !
Phoebe Reads
One Of Us Is Lying
A muder mystery thriller
I loved how karen started the book based in a high school . I loved how there was so much gossip to reveal in this book . I love the fact that there is mor... READ MORE
Grace Cheeseman
One Of Us Is Lying
Absolutely awesome book! Read in one sitting!
Such a good book, written from different persepctives for each chapter, One Of Us Is Lying keeps you turning the pages. Heavily enjoyed seeing the twists a... READ MORE
Xanthe Goodman
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazing novel! Well-told crime thriller with a great plot and incredible twist. An amazing read!
Theodore Mudge
One Of Us Is Lying
I wanted to finish this book, tried to reread it however couldn’t get past the first third of it. All of the characters seemed the same and I couldn’t tell... READ MORE
Gabby Appleby
One Of Us Is Lying
One of the best books I’ve read
I love this book it got it less then a month ago and have already finish reading it it the perfect drama book for someone who is in school or any age overa... READ MORE
Lily Arnold
One Of Us Is Lying
Really enjoyable read
Although this is a young adult novel, I enjoyed reading it as a definitely-not-young adult too. It's like a Breakfast Club except someone gets murdered. Th... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Mysterious story, stereotypical characters, twists and turns plentiful!
I wasn’t sure about this genre - young adult - when I first picked this book up. However, after the first appeal of the cover and reading the back I though... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
Couldn't Put It Down
I read this on a recommendation from a podcast and I wasn't too sure about it, however, by around Chapter 3 I was completely hooked. Whilst each character ... READ MORE
Abbie Smith
One Of Us Is Lying
A new favourite!
I absolutely loved it! It had gotten me into ya crime novels and I’m obsessed! Great read, highly recommend :)
Abi Young
One Of Us Is Lying
Something for everyone!
I LOVED this! If you love murder mysteries, high school drama, unlikely romances, LGBT romances, multiple POVs then this is definitely for you. It wasn't t... READ MORE
One Of Us Is Lying
What a twist!!
This book is a very good read. The plot twists this way and that keeping you engrossed in the story line. You’ll think you know each character and Who you ... READ MORE
Debbie Boulter
One Of Us Is Lying
Great book, good plot and good twists
I really enjoyed this book. A great story with some good twists in it.
One Of Us Is Lying
Worth the read
I couldn’t put this book down. It keeps you on edge throughout and the storyline is great. The different perspectives from characters is refreshing from ot... READ MORE
Jess B
One Of Us Is Lying
Outstanding, well thought out plot.
The book is absolutely amazing, I couldn’t drop it because the characters are so likeable. I had my doubts when I first began to read but it’s honestly one... READ MORE
Holly  Wagner
One Of Us Is Lying
My all time comfort thriller!
This book is not the most perfect piece of writing in the world, and some parts can be considered predictable, yes. HOWEVER, It means a ridiculous amount t... READ MORE
Sonam Chotai
One Of Us Is Lying
Misleading title, not the nail-biting thriller you're expecting
I did enjoy this book; however, I cant help but feel as if it was flat and empty with the same classic school pupil stereotypes: the jock, the pretty girl,... READ MORE
toiletbounghanakokun enthusiast
One Of Us Is Lying
Loved it!
It’s a great book and I love the writers style
Sophie Hey
One Of Us Is Lying
One of Us Is Lying
One of Us Is Lying is a mediocre book, It mostly would matter if you enjoy Murder Mysteries, I did but this book just didn't ring my intrest. The story l... READ MORE
Adele Ismayil
One Of Us Is Lying
so different
This book was a pleasant surprise! It was refreshing and a change from the usual young-adult contemporary. it was so different from other books i have read... READ MORE
Catherine Cannon
One Of Us Is Lying
so twisty and fun
I am late to reading this series and I did not see the ending coming, I can not wait to read the other books in the series.
Lauren Baskom
One Of Us Is Lying
Amazing books.
Can't wait read the other 2 books I ordered then and they will be delivered today so I will definitely be reading then and get all the other amazing book
Tegan Matthew