Audience:Young adult: Interest age, years 14, US school grade range 9
Dimensions:8.56in x 6 x 1.11 in | 0.96 lb
Page Count:336 pages
INDUSTRY LEADER: Karen M. McManus is the industry leader in the YA mystery/thriller category, with all three of her published novels hitting the NYT bestseller list. Her latest release, One of Us is Next, was a #1 NYT bestseller and has appeared on the list for most of the year since it released in January, while her previous two books were featured for over a year each. OOUIL continues to hold its place at the top of the list.
EVERYTHING FANS LOVE: This new mystery has all the elements that readers love about Karen’s work: it’s fast paced, smart, and has multiple plot twists, and it’s told in multiple POVs. As well, this thriller signifies a return to Karen’s signature classic-movie-inspired retelling format that launched OOUIL, pulling themes from the iconic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
UPCOMING TELEVISION: The One of Us Is Lying television series is currently in production with NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. A pilot has been filmed and a full season ordered. More details are to come.
THE EASY PITCH: This is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with murder.
"With fast pacing and her signature flair for the dramatic, McManus weaves a masterful tale of secrets, lies, and twisted intentions that will be sure to keep readers guessing whodunit, from start to finish." —Booklist (Starred review)
"A master of the teen thriller delivers again" —Kirkus Reviews
"...a believable, pulse-pounding thriller." —Publishers Weekly