One of Us is Next
Author: Karen M. McManus
Release Date: January 7th 2020
It is a year after the action of One of Us Is Lying, and someone has started playing a game of Truth or Dare.
But this is no ordinary Truth or Dare. This game is lethal. Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly.
The teenagers of Bayview must work together once again to find the culprit, before it’s too late . . .
I read this book last month, it was a very anticipated sequel, I heard a lot of amazing reviews as well and I was very much looking forward to returning to Bayview high.
Unfortunately for me, the hype was not worth it. I found the plot so underwhelming, there wasn’t that element of foreboding and suspense. The new characters were quite dull and unmemorable. They really weren’t that interesting, their life and story didn’t grab my attention. There was no action and the supposed plot twist well didn’t feel believable, it just felt random. The thing I look for in thrillers is that mystery and adrenaline, that suspense of what the hell is going to happen now but I didn’t get that from this book. One of Us is Lying, I actually felt the action and the buildup of suspense and I was at the edge of my seat but unfortunately the first book was followed by an average sequel.
The writing was really light and quite fast paced, which is probably why I whizzed through it. I can’t even think of other aspects of the book that I liked apart from that and seeing the Bayview four, they were the original characters that charmed me and although we saw them in the book briefly, I enjoyed the little glimpse. As for the new characters that we follow in this sequel, Knox, Maeve and Phoebe. I feel like their story was blended in together a lot and we didn’t really get to know them as individual characters.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.