One of Us Is Lying

Pay close attention and you might solve this:

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention:


  • Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule

  • Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess

  • Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing

  • Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher

  • And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s
    notorious gossip app

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom alive. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. He died on a Monday. But that Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates. Now, all four of them are suspects in his murder. Are they guilty? Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
They all have a motive. They all have something to hide. They all have a history with Simon. And one of them is definitely lying.

International Publishers

Albania - Dritan | Arabic - Arab Scientific | Australia - Penguin Teen | Azerbaijan - TEAS Press | Brazil - Record | Bulgaria - Egmont | China - Tianjin Manyu | Croatia  - Profil  | Czech Republic - Euromedia | Denmark - Carlsen | Estonia - Eesti Raamat | Finland - WSOY | France - Nathan | Galicia - Rinoceronte | Georgia - Bakur Sulakauri | Germany - CBT | Hungary - Konyvkiado | Iceland - Tindur | Indonesia - Gramedia | Israel - Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir | Italy - Montadori | Japan - Sogensha | Korea - Hyeonamsa | Latvia - Zvaigzne ABC | Lithuania - Alma Littera | Macedonia - Tri Publishing | Netherlands - Van Goor | Norway - Cappelen Damm | Poland - Proszynski | Portugal - Leya | Romania - Herg Benet | Russia - AST | Serbia - Vulkan | Slovakia - Ikar | Slovenia - Ucila | Spain & Latin America - Alfaguara  | Sweden - Wahlstroms | Taiwan - Spring International Publishers Company | Thailand - Mono Generation | Turkey - Yabanci | Ukraine - Kookminbooks | United Kingdom - Penguin UK | Vietnam - Nha Nam 

Accolades & Reviews 

A New York Times, USA Today, ABA IndieBound, and international bestseller

A YALSA 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Selection

An Best YA Book of the Year Selection

A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year Selection

A Goodreads Best Young Adult Book of the Year Nominee

A New York Public Library's Best Book for Teens Selection

A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year Selection

A CBC Teen Choice Book Award Nominee

A YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction Book Nominee

A YALSA 2018 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

"No ordinary whodunit…surprising and relevant" —USA Today

"An exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat" —The Guardian

"Easily the YA thriller of the year"—Entertainment Weekly
"Juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?)"—
"Flat-out addictive"—RT Book Reviews Top Pick

"Tightly plotted and brilliantly written"—Heat

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This B&N exclusive collector’s edition includes a never-before-seen bonus chapter, expanding on the stories of the book’s main characters.

You can read more here about about why I decided to continue the story.

© 2020 by Karen M. McManus