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YA Thrillers You Need to Read If You Loved One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

With its mind-bending twist and authentic characters, One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus is THE book everyone’s been dying for. Get it?

It’s basically what would happen if The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars had a baby. If you’ve read it, there’s no doubt you loved it and are looking for more twisty, weird, or creepy novels to read.

Here are more amazing YA thrillers like One of Us Is Lying to add to your TBR, including Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, and Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus!

Nothing More to Tell

Nothing More to Tell

From the critically acclaimed author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Be sure to keep your friends close . . . and your secrets closer.

Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s determined to find out what really happened.

Four years ago someone got away with murder. More terrifying is that they might be closer than anyone thinks.

The Cousins

The Cousins

From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You’ll never feel the same about family again.

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised . . . and curious.

The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t over–and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.

Two Can Keep a Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret

“When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own. Fresh off her best-selling breakout One of Us Is Lying… the author has returned with a juicy second novel. It’s even better than what came before.” —EW

Echo Ridge is small-town America. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. The thing is, secrets are dangerous—and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

Five Survive

Five Survive

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive. A road trip turns deadly in this addictive YA thriller from the bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend – the older brother – his perfect girlfriend – a secret crush – a classmate – and a killer. When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead.

This Is My America

This Is My America

The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.

Every week, seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont writes letters to Innocence X, asking the organization to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. After seven years, Tracy is running out of time–her dad has only 267 days left. Then the unthinkable happens. The police arrive in the night, and Tracy’s older brother, Jamal, goes from being a bright, promising track star to a “thug” on the run, accused of killing a white girl. Determined to save her brother, Tracy investigates what really happened between Jamal and Angela down at the Pike. But will Tracy and her family survive the uncovering of the skeletons of their Texas town’s racist history that still haunt the present?

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake

After finishing her freshman year of college, Beatrice meets up with her former private school friends for a night of reminiscing and nostalgia. Instead of unearthing information about the mysterious death of her high school boyfriend, Beatrice and her friends get caught up in a bizarre time loop. Once you start reading this strange and twisted story, you won’t be able to stop.

Family of Liars

Family of Liars

You need to go into this novel without knowing too much about it. This addictive prequel to the TikTok phenomenon We Were Liars is the story of another summer, another generation—and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.

Welcome back to the Sinclair family.
They were always liars.

That Weekend

That Weekend

From the author of The Cheerleaders, comes a thriller about three best friends on a weekend getaway to a lake house that goes horribly, dangerously wrong.

It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours–and her best friends Kat and Jesse are nowhere to be found. Everyone has secrets–even her best friends. And Claire is pretty sure she’s not going to like what she remembers.

The Wild

The Wild

A girl is sent against her will to a remote wilderness boot camp where things aren’t what they seem in this riveting and twisty paperback thriller.

Dawn isn’t a bad person–she’s just made some bad choices: wrong guy, wrong friends, wrong everything. But she wasn’t expecting her parents to pay a boatload of money to ship her off to OUT OF THE WILD, a wilderness boot camp with a bunch of other messed up kids to learn important “life lessons.” It’s true that Dawn and the other cubs will learn a lot–but it’s not what any of them expect. Because what happens in the woods isn’t what their parents planned. Sometimes plans go very wrong. And this is one of those times. Suddenly Dawn is more scared than she’s ever been in her life. And you will be too.

The Natasha Preston Thriller Collection

The Natasha Preston Thriller Collection

The Twin. The Lake. The Fear. Three must-read stand-alone novels from the undisputed queen of YA thrillers, NYT bestselling author Natasha Preston–now available in a paperback boxed set!

Don’t be afraid. Be Terrified.

Influence

Influence

Get ready to delve into the world of teen influencers like you’ve never done before–from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard and eighteen-year-old actress and social media personality Lilia Buckingham comes a twisty mystery that takes place in the fiercely competitive world of Internet stars.

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    Jul 7, 2019

    I’ve read a few of these books and they are awesome!

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      Jul 7, 2019

      Me too. More than once too.

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    May 5, 2019

    Amazing list

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    Mar 3, 2019

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    Feb 2, 2019

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