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One of Us Is Next

The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying
Written by: Karen M. McManus
Series: Bayview High, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times best-selling thriller everyone is talking about, 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.

And don't miss Two Can Keep a Secret, Karen's third "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle)!

Cast of audiobook narrators:
Holly Linneman as Phoebe
Maria Liatis as Maeve
Fred Berman as Knox
Karissa Vacker as the narrator

©2020 Karen M. McManus (P)2020 Listening Library

What the critics say

"Full of exciting and unexpected twists and racing toward a shocking conclusion, McManus’s tale will not disappoint fans, and those unfamiliar with her previous work will inhale this complicated story of friendship and revenge." (Publishers Weekly starred review)

"A thrilling read...[that] has all the twists and turns that readers love." (Booklist)

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great book

it was so good I didn't want it to end it is five stars for me

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  • Jenn Pierre
  • 2020-01-11

AMAZING from beginning to end

Loved this book because I listened to One of Us is Lying couples of days before knowing they were coming out with a sequel. Loved the book so much listened to it twice, first time was to know what happened and second time for details I missed and pure enjoyment. Really liked how the author with this book brought a whole new concept and main characters, but also incorporated the main characters from the previous books the"Bayview 4". So if anyone wanted to know what happened with their favorite Bayview 4 this book give us that information. I would definitely recommend people to listen to One of Us is Lying before listening to One of Us is Next, so you can fully understand the books contrast..Like the first book the plot twists don't disappoint...Hopefully if she does another sequel it won't be a 3 years wait.

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  • Corina M.
  • 2020-02-22

Read with caution...

To me this was not a good book. It took me a few tries to get into it and I never did. I'm a very clueless person when it comes to mysteries and such. So I can honestly say for the first time ever I was able to predict this book. It was slow and rather boring really. I say be aware that it's nothing like the first book.

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  • Aly P
  • 2020-01-09

Another edge of your seat listen!

We are back with book 2! This was a fun, thrilling read and I liked the new characters at Bayview High and their drama and secrets. We got three main characters this time, Maeve, Bronwyn's younger sister; Knox, Maeve's best friend and previous boyfriend; and Phoebe, the popular girl who works with Addy. We knew a bit about Maeve from the first book and I liked that she's a sleuth and puts pieces of the puzzle together. Phoebe has had it rough since her dad died and I felt for her family situation and was glad she had some friends to lean on. Knox was kind of this poor guy caught up in everything and I felt like he could have used more point of view time so we could get to know him a bit better.

I liked the truth or dare game and the secrets that came with it. The mystery wasn't as fun to me as the first book, but I still liked getting clues and trying to figure things out for myself. I loved that we still saw Nate and Bronwyn, they have so much chemistry that they push against each other sometimes but I love them as a couple. In general I was really happy we saw the Bayview Four again and they had involvement in the story.
The rotating points of view and storylines from reporters made this fun and kept the plot moving. I had a couple scares where I was worried for our characters and couldn't wait to finish so I could see what was going on. I highly recommend the audiobook for this one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-23

Best Sequel In Ages!

In this sequel to "One of Us Is Lying", McManus is able to create an amazing story with major twists! Every main character is so likeable and sensfuly complex.
This book had me crying at some points and actually gasping at some points.
I'd say the age range would be between 15 and up. There are some mature themes in the book that might not suit well with a younger crowd. However, teens and young adults who are very into mystery thrillers and love stories (but not overly done) would absolutely love this sequel!

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  • Jasmine
  • 2020-03-15

Wow!

I appreciated the intricate arc throughout, but that twist at the end was unexpectedly beautiful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-13

I love it

it was really interesting and fun. the end is wonderful and surprising. I would recommend.

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  • J. Williams
  • 2020-03-13

What are you waiting for?!

I loved this book so much!! A friend of mine recommend I read One Of Us Is Lying and once I was finished, I was gobbling up anything I could get my hands on by Karen McManus! Every single book has had such a great story and a twist at the end you'd never see coming! If I owned the physical copy, I would throw it across the room at the end then scramble as fast as I could to pick it up off the floor and finish the story! Karen McManus has a way of grabbing your attention and not letting go!

Also, I looooove the multiple narrators for her books! I find it much easier to put a personality to the characters in the story and makes it so much easier to follow along with!

I hope to high heaven she releases more books! One of my new favorite authors by far!

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  • School Librarian
  • 2020-03-05

Excellent sequel -I could not stop listening!

I had hoped for a sequal and this one did not disappoint! Find out about old Bayview favs and new friends in this grest new read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-24

A worthy sequel to One of Us is Lying!

I loved this audiobook! One of Us is Next is a worthy sequel to One of Us is Lying, with a good combination of mystery and romance. It also features main characters in One of Us is Lying (I was soooooo happy to hear about Browyn, Nate, Addie and Cooper again), as well as it’s own brand new characters! The ending was quite *cough* bazaar, and the fact that Emma and Phoebe would stick up for Owen like that just tears me up. I really loved this audiobook and hope that Karen McManus can write more novels, her style of writing is truly amazing!

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  • sherry
  • 2020-02-18

Very Suspenseful

It was very suspenseful. I didn't give it 5 stars because some of the plot was predictable but it was still a great story!! I love these characters! The performance was fabulous!