One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high-school whodunit.


Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller.

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond.

Bad boy 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.

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Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat ― Guardian

A fantastic murder mystery, packed with cryptic clues and countless plot twists. I could not put this book down ― Sun

Easily the YA thriller of the year ― Entertainment Weekly

Tightly plotted and brilliantly written, with sharp, believable characters, this whodunit is utterly irresistible ― Heat

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin UK; 1st edition (1 January 2017)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0141375639

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0141375632

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 15 years

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 255 g

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom


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