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Karen M. McManus

Author of One of Us Is Lying

17+ Works 12,433 Members 386 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: McManus Karen M.

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Do not combine with Karen McManus (no middle initial).

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Works by Karen M. McManus

Associated Works

Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise (2021) — Contributor — 70 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1969
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Education
College of the Holy Cross
Northeastern University
Disambiguation notice
Do not combine with Karen McManus (no middle initial).

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Reviews

Digital audiobook performed by Maria Liatis, Holly Linneman, Fred Berman and Karissa Vacker.
2.5**

This is a sequel to the immensely popular One of Us is Lying. I understand the pressure, especially in the YA market, to produce series, especially when you have a hit with the first effort. But I think the author should have quit when she was ahead.

It’s a year after the events of the first book and those students have moved on to college or careers. But social media needs to fill the gossip void and all sorts of copy-cat apps have appeared in the meantime. Simon may be long gone, but someone seems determined to keep his legacy alive. And this time it’s a challenge game: Truth or Dare.

If you refuse the dare some “truth” about you will be revealed, and after the first student is targeted and her dark secret is revealed, everyone quickly decides that the best way to deal with whoever is running the game is to take the dare. And then the game turns deadly.

I really did not like this sequel. I was never invested in the kids and thought the plot was manipulative (although, that was probably the point). Just way too much drama for drama’s sake, in my opinion.

The ending leads me to believe a further sequel might be in the works. If so, I won’t bother to read it.

The audiobook was performed by four talented voice artists, which helped in determining which of the characters was narrating.
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½
 
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BookConcierge | 54 other reviews | May 26, 2024 |
This was alright although I am disappointed that I guessed who the Bad Guy was right away since a few plot points just didn’t make logical sense otherwise.
Also, I think the characters should have been aged-up to college students due to content.


3.5 Stars
 
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libraryofemma | 203 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |
I thought it was awesome. Plot twists on very chapter. The person that did it was not the person anyone would suspect at all.
 
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Mariafrendo | 50 other reviews | Apr 6, 2024 |

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Ken Crossland Designer
Kim Mai Guest Narrator
Alison Impey Cover designer
Kerri Resnick Cover designer
Fred Berman Narrator
Maria Liatis Narrator
Sophie Amoss Narrator

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Works
17
Also by
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Members
12,433
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
386
ISBNs
230
Languages
19
Favorited
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