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One of Us Is Lying
Karen M. McManus

This intriguing whodunit follows a group of five students in their investigation concerning the murder of Simon, Bayview High’s resident gossiper. He dies just 24 hours before posting the students’ deepest secrets on his gossip app ‘About That’. But who is the culprit and what were they trying to hide? From resident jock to star student, each of them has a motive and no one is safe from suspicion.

As One of Us Is Lying belongs to the Thriller genre, it’s best to be read in its entirety instead of just excerpts. Suitable teaching material for this novel can be found online along with a student-specific print edition. Whereas the murder mystery is the focal point of the story, themes surrounding coming-of-age and stereotypes are extensively explored.

· · 2017

Critical edition

McManus, Karen M.. One of Us Is Lying. Penguin Books Ltd, 2017. 368 pp., ISBN 9780241562017

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  • Award-winning
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