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One of Us Is Next, by Karen M. McManus

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morganperks's review

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dark emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

every time i thought i knew where it was going i was wrong 

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milfs4lifersss's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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lucytoo's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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libraryofcam's review

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challenging dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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wellokthen's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Sequel to One of us is Lying 

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henry_1906's review against another edition

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

2 hours 33 minutes - A decent mystery novel, not quite up to the standards of the first in the series. I like the change in characters - using background characters from the previous novel is a good way of preventing a needless sense of repetition. Some characters I absolutely loved, particularly Knox, while others I could never quite get to grips with, such as Phoebe. The plot could have been better - it didn't really live up to its predecessor nor its blurb, and there is still the unrealistic 'every teen has 'life-ruining' secrets'. Out of context, it is an enjoyable enough book, but with the knowledge of the first book, it is a little disappointing, and could have been more.

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camlreads_'s review

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

the plot on this one was better than the first book , but i love the character on "one of us i lying" more . Knox basically carried this book !! cuz without him i probably would've dnf it 
 
Spoilerthe og4 was featured in this book too . i love that I could read about  them more after the Simon incident . Nate and Bronwyn !!

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ekcronin1's review against another edition

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mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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bookishandlegal's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
Ehh, this was fine but it very much felt like a follow up book that was unnecessary. It took me a while to get oriented with the new characters and for almost half the book I didn’t even see what the thrilling part was and what the mystery we were supposed to be solving was. Like overarching was who was running the truth or dare game…but there wasn’t any underlying stakes or anything to that until halfway through. The impact on the 3 main characters also didn’t make sense for most of the book. Yeah, embarrassing secrets were coming out about them, but it wasn’t high stakes stuff like being accessed of murder…it was high school stuff. 

I did get used to the characters and came to like them and was interested in their stories. Maeve and Luis particularly was a fun thing to watch grow. Once I figured out the overarching mystery we were trying to solve I was more interested (but also annoyed because it took the characters forever to put two and two together and I figured out most of the twists well before they happened). After the “main twist” I thought the story dragged a bit and should have finished faster than it did, but I was surprised by the final twist at the end…didn’t see that coming at all. 

The full cast audio was good and having different narrators for the different chapter points of view worked really well. Overall a fine read, but I think if I hadn’t been reading on audio during a full day of driving I would have stopped reading this one. 

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moopreads's review

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dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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