I am so excited to bring you news of this ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) book I recently received from the wonderful people at publisher Penguin UK (thank you! 😀 ).  Three years ago I read a book which I adored and couldn’t get out of my mind for a while as it was such a good ya thriller that kept me guessing right to the end.  That book was One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus and you can click on the name to see my review of it.  I didn’t think there’d be a sequel of the book but I kept in the loop and once I heard about it I couldn’t wait to read it.  I enquired about the chance to read an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) and here it is, this is One of Us is Next, another YA(youngadult/teen) thriller:

One of Us is Next front of arc image
©The Strawberry Post – The front cover of the ARC

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManusWelcome back to Bayview High . . .
It’s been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying.
But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare.
Choose truth? You must reveal your darkest secret.
Choose dare? Well, that could be even more dangerous. Even deadly.
When the game takes an even darker turn, suddenly no one at Bayview High knows who to trust.
But they need to find out who is behind the game, before it’s too late.


The ARC of this reminds us of just how amazing and loved the first book One of us is Lying is with lots of previous praise written all over it! 😀

One of Us is Next back of arc image
©The Strawberry Post – The back cover of the ARC

The front cover will obviously look different to this and features a similar design to the first book, but check out the shiny lettering of the front of this!  (I adore anything shiny on a front cover!!!)

One of Us is Next front shiny lettering image
©The Strawberry Post – The lettering is shiny 🙂


I can’t wait to get stuck into this book and start reading it!  One of Us is Next will be released on January 9th 2020 so keep a look out for it, and my review coming up before that date! 😀

Have you read One of Us is Lying?  Are you excited about this future release?  What books are you looking forward to in the new year?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂