REVIEW:ONE OF US IS NEXT BY KAREN M MCMANUS

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ONE OF US IS NEXT is not the first book I’ve ever read by Karen M McManus and it certainly won’t be the last.  She has a way of intertwining lives and making you feel like you have a front row seat into their story.  All the main characters get introduced within a few pages right at the beginning.  I sometimes get confused by many characters entering the scene at once, and then have trouble telling them apart. That is not the case with this story!  The actual plot was a thrilling and interesting one, but it was the characters who circled it that really compelled me to keep reading.

 

ONE OF US IS NEXT is filled with so many different things such as family drama, love, forgiveness, second chances, and hope.  I loved how the characters from the first book make an appearance, but I also enjoyed getting to know Phoebe, Knox, and Maeve.  I was scared that I would be disappointed with this sequel because that has happened to me too many times when I read a sequel.  But this was amazing!

The twists and turns in ONE OF US IS NEXT are going to keep you up late into the night trying to figure it out. One minute you believe you know where Maeve is going with her life and the next you are sitting there shaking your head, wondering what the heck just happened. I had my ideas, I had it all figured out, or so I thought, and BAM…….wrong again! Once you start reading, trust me, you aren’t going to be able to stop!  When everything is finally revealed, well, you won’t believe it!
ONE OF US IS NEXT is a well written novel that hooked me from the very first page.
 I do not want to tell too much because I don’t want to give anything away, but while reading, I felt every possible emotion I could think of and loved every minute of it! There is so much going on in this story, but Karen M McManus does a wonderful job of weaving all the pieces together. ONE OF US IS NEXT focuses on a few of the younger siblings of the Bayview Four with a few appearances by the original crew. When a big secret comes out, it changes lives once again! It’s a huge one too and I found myself holding my breath while reading!
Overall, ONE OF US IS NEXT is a book I can say nothing but fantastic things about. There is so much heart in Karen’s writing that I was  left with a huge smile on my face and my heart, very happy. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I’ve known them for a long time.  The ending may be quite the surprise to some.  However, it is smoothly and believably written – so I don’t think the reader will be disappointed. Also, the author does an excellent job of tying up all plot lines and loose ends. I look forward to reading Ms. McManus’ future stories!
FROM GOODREADS:

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling thriller everyone is talking about, One of Us Is Lying! There’s a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there’s a whole new set of rules.

Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this.

A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one’s been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.

Until now.

This time it’s not an app, though—it’s a game.

Truth or Dare.

Phoebe’s the first target. If you choose not to play, it’s a truth. And hers is dark.

Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare.

But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it’s that they can’t count on the police for help. Or protection.

Simon’s gone, but someone’s determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there’s a whole new set of rules.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!💜
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