Have you binged One of Us Is Lying on Peacock yet? The series based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by Karen M. McManus has taken screens everywhere by storm. Here’s an episode-by-episode breakdown and a list of books like One of Us Is Lying you have to read if you love the show as much as we do.
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Episode 01: “Pilot”
Book: Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
It’s the first day of school at Bayview High, and five students get detention. By the end of the day, only four come out, begging the question: Does one of them have a secret to kill for? If you loved the pilot of One of Us Is Lying, you should read Friends Like These.
Episode 02: “One of Us Is Grieving”
Book: Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
The four remaining students, now called the “Bayview Four,” are officially suspects in Simon’s murder. Addy is trying everything in her power to stop her boyfriend Jake from discovering her secret. If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode two, you should read Nothing More to Tell.
Episode 03: “One of Us Is Not Like the Others”
Book: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
One by one, secrets are revealed as Bronwyn makes a discovery about her sister. Meanwhile, will Cooper be able to stand the pressure of the biggest game of his career? If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode three, you should read Two Can Keep a Secret.
Episode 04: “One of Us Is Famous”
Book: Influence by Sara Shepard and Lilia Buckingham
When the murder investigation hits the news and identifies Nate as a prime suspect, he must face the consequences of his past criminal record. Meanwhile, the Bayview Four begin to uncover each others’ secrets. If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode five, you should read Influence.
Episode 05: “One of Us Is Cracking”
Book: The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson
As pressure mounts on the Bayview Four, evidence begins to leak. Who is behind the leaks? As Addy gets suspicious, the search for the killer intensifies. If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode five, you should read The Agathas.
Episode 06: “One of Us Is Dancing”
Book: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
It’s Homecoming and the Bayview Four use the festivities to look for evidence of the true culprit in Simon’s murder. If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode six, you should read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.
Episode 07: “One of Us Is Not Giving Up”
Book: A Night to Die For by Lisa Schroeder
The chase is on as the Bayview Four race against the clock to clear their names and find justice. But is it too late? If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode seven, you should read A Night to Die For.
Episode 08: “One of Us Is Dead”
Book: You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
The one who was lying is revealed on Halloween night as the saga of the Bayview Four’s Peacock debut comes to a grand finale. Did you guess who Simon’s killer was? If you loved One of Us Is Lying episode eight, you should read You’ll Be the Death of Me.