Book Reviews

Book review on One Of Us Is Next by Karen M.McManus


The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling 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.

My rating : 4.5/5


Firstly, in my opinion, the cover is a classic like all of Karen M.McManus’s books! All of them are simple yet shows us their mystery vibes for both the United Kingdom and United State versions.

Secondly, the writing of One Of Us Is Next was really intriguing. I just can’t put the book down! I’ve managed to read it within 2 days! Despite of my busy schedule being a law student. Mostly, I like how there are so many elements on law and the legal profession in this book! Such as, the law of tort with regards to negligence and contributory negligent, assisting a crime under criminal law and the importance of an invidual being legally represented!

Thirdly, the plot was utterly gripping. I kept wanting to know what will happen next! I was curious to find out who was behind all the crimes being committed. The plot did an excellent job on unveiling the mysteries one by one.

Lastly, the characters are all equally interesting. This book is written in three point of views which are Maeve, Knox and Phoebe! Hence, it made me know each of their characteristics better. Moreover, One Of Us Is Next tells us the danger of abusing the use of internet and social media! Also, the danger of gossip that can tarnished a person’s reputation!

However, the reason why I rated it a 4.5/5 is because, I felt that the ending didn’t quite make any sense due to the advance technology that can easily track a person’s internet personal data.

Overall, One Of Us Is Next is such a page turner. I highly recommend it to readers who loves murder mystery books!

Thank you so much Times Reads, for sending me a copy of One Of Us Is Next by Karen M.McManus!

This book is available at all good bookstores!


Natasha (TheNatashaReads) ❤️

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Natasha. A law student ⚖️ and a book reviewer 📚.

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