One of Us Is Lying, Karen McManus’s debut YA fiction mystery novel, is about revenge and the damaging effects of gossip and social media addiction on teenagers. The novel addresses issues of violence, entitlement, sexual orientation, and social status and utilizes a rotating first-person point-of-view to reveal the students’ secrets and unravel the truth behind a student’s death. The book, published in 2017, became a New York Times bestseller and spawned a sequel, One of Us Is Next, in 2020. One of Us Is Lying was also developed into a limited series by Peacock in 2021.


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