One of Us Is Next

The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying
Series: Bayview High, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (741 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

Critic Reviews

"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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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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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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Karen McManus Keeps Getting Better

This is the third book I’ve read by Karen McManus, and I’ve enjoyed them all. This is a great sequel—as strong or stronger than the first. The author creates unique and believable high-school aged characters and creates tightly plotted mysteries. The character of Knox may be my favorite, and he is masterfully narrated.

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Surprise Ending

What a great follow up to her first book. Just when I thought I knew the ending a twist!

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enjoyed it

I really enjoyed the book. It was easily predictable. and I didn't predict one of the small things... and it felt like it was just added on in the end. I just kinda found it not thought out. Maybe because it was added in the last five mins and wasn't fully resolved. I wouldn't mind a third book picking up where this one left off.

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A great follow up to the first book

Very enjoyable with an interesting story. At the same time a good connection to the first book. I'm eager for third book

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A knock out performance!

This story had everything. An amazing mystery with a twist at the end, sympathetic characters who each had problems to work through, and great cast of narrators who brought it all to life. I was afraid at first that the sequel could not live up to the first book, but I loved it!!! Now I'm hoping the author will turn this in to a trilogy.

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Not happy with the ending....

The story wasn't fully finished and I was caught off guard when it ended. Overall still a pretty good book.

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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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Great plot!

I loved all the red herrings and the way the stories overlapped in this novel. I hope this series keeps going!