One of Us Is Back by Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus is indeed a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. She has gained significant popularity for her captivating novels in the young adult genre. Her notable works include the “One of Us Is Lying” series, which has been adapted into a television show available on both Peacock and Netflix. Additionally, she has written several standalone novels, including “Two Can Keep a Secret,” “The Cousins,” “You’ll Be the Death of Me,” and “Nothing More to Tell.”

One of Us Is Back is the next chapter of One of Us Is Lying Series

Karen McManus’ books have received critical acclaim and have been recognized with awards. Her writing has resonated with readers worldwide, as evidenced by her books being translated into forty-two languages. Furthermore, her novels have collectively sold over seven million copies worldwide, which speaks to her immense popularity and the widespread appeal of her thrilling stories.

Description of One of Us Is Back:

one of us is back book

Ever since Simon died in detention, life hasn’t been easy for the Bayview Crew. First the Bayview Four had to prove they weren’t killers. Then a new generation had to outwit a vengeful copycat. Now, it’s beginning again.

At first the mysterious billboard seems like a bad joke: Time for a new game, Bayview. But when a member of the crew disappears, it’s clear this ‘game’ just got serious – and no one understands the rules.

Everyone’s a target. And now that someone unexpected has returned to Bayview, things are starting to get deadly.

Simon was right about secrets – they all come out in the end.

The thing is, Simon was right about secrets-they all come out, eventually. And Bayview has a lot it’s still hiding.

One of Us Is Back book Short Summary:

It sounds like we thoroughly enjoyed the latest installment of the Bayview series by Karen M. McManus! our enthusiasm and detailed description of the book makes it clear that it was a captivating read for you. It’s great to hear that the author successfully integrated characters from previous books and managed to give each of them equal importance in the story. The inclusion of narrations from the villains and the revelation of events from six years ago must have added an intriguing layer to the plot, connecting past and present.

At first, I had some hesitations about how the author would equally insert each character into the story, but I take back my words because she managed to do it impeccably. The main narrators are Phoebe from the second book, whose sister left the country after her connection with their father’s killer’s death was revealed, and Phoebe also discovered the ugly truth about her little brother’s involvement in the murder. Nate, whom I would save from death if I had to choose two characters, Addy, who nearly got killed by her ex Jack and is now reviewing her sexual orientation while bonding with her sister who is expecting, and surprise surprise, we have narrations from Jack and Simon to reveal events from six years ago that may help us understand many unanswered questions from the entire series and look at the characters from different perspectives.

The central mystery involving the billboard hack, Jack’s release from prison, and the kidnapping of one of the Bayview Crew members sounds suspenseful and full of twists. It’s impressive that the author kept you guessing until the end, and the fast-paced nature of the story heightened the excitement for you. The teamwork and unique skills of each character in solving the mystery seem to have contributed to the overall enjoyment of the book.

Our endorsement of this installment as the best in the series speaks highly of Karen M. McManus’ storytelling ability. It’s clear that you have developed a strong attachment to the characters and would be open to seeing more of them in future books. Overall, our review is enthusiastic and enticing, encouraging others not to miss out on this thrilling read.

Previous Part of this series:

1.One of Us Is Lying

2.One of Us Is Next


It’s wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic experience spending more time with the beloved characters from the Bayview series. Having a soft spot for Nate and Cooper shows the depth of your connection to these characters and highlights the author’s ability to create compelling and relatable personalities.

Comparing the enjoyment of this book to binge-watching the Scream series further emphasizes how much you relished the experience. It seems like the author’s ability to create tension, surprises, and an immersive atmosphere contributed to making this reading experience even more thrilling than watching a gripping TV series.

Our enthusiasm and vivid description make it clear that this book provided you with a captivating and enthralling journey. It’s evident that you highly recommend it to others who enjoy thrilling and suspenseful reads.

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