Karen M. McManus - book author
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Karen M. McManus is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of young adult thrillers, including One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and One of Us Is Next. Her work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Karen lives in Massachusetts and holds a master's degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, which she mostly uses to draft fake news stories for her novels. For more information, visit www.karenmcmanus.com or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.
Karen M. McManus is the author of books: One of Us Is Lying (One of Us is Lying, #1), Two Can Keep a Secret, One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying, #2), The Cousins, Um de nós está mentindo – capítulo extra, DIE BAYVIEW FOUR – EIN JAHR DANACH: Die exklusive Vorgeschichte zu ONE OF US IS NEXT (Die ONE OF US IS LYING-Reihe 3), Karen McManus 3 Books Collection Set, You'll Be the Death of Me, Untitled, Uno di noi sta mentendo - anteprima
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone's declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.
Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. 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.
Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this.
A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one's been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts.
This time it's not an app, though—it's a game.
Truth or Dare.
Phoebe's the first target. If you choose not to play, it's a truth. And hers is dark.
Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare.
But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it's that they can't count on the police for help. Or protection.
Simon's gone, but someone's determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And this time, there's a whole new set of rules.
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.
Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is.
The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything.
Ein Jahr ist seit Simon Kellehers Tod vergangen. An Thanksgiving kommen die Bayview Four – Addy, Nate, Cooper und Bronwyn – erneut zusammen. Addy gönnt sich vor dem College eine Pause, Nate arbeitet für eine lokale Firma, Cooper ist ein aufstrebender Baseball-Star und Bronwyn ist glücklich in Yale. Alles ist endlich so, wie es sein sollte … oder etwa doch nicht?
Karen McManus 3 Books Collection Set (One Of Us Is Lying, One Of Us Is Next, Two Can Keep a Secret):
One Of Us Is Lying:
Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again.
One Of Us Is Next:
The sequel to the international bestseller One of Us is Lying. Welcome 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.
Two Can Keep a Secret:
From the author of the international bestselling One of Us is Lying. A perfect town is hiding secrets. Secrets that somebody would kill to keep hidden. Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. It's where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return. Where a Homecoming Queen's murder five years ago made national news. And now she has to live there with her estranged grandmother, after her mother lands in rehab. Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen's death.
SCOPRI IN ANTEPRIMA I PROTAGONISTI DI UNO DI NOI STA MENTENDO
Cinque studenti sono costretti a trascorrere un'interminabile ora di punizione nella stessa aula.
Bronwyn, occhiali e capelli raccolti da studentessa modello, non ha mai infranto le regole in vita sua e vive per essere ammessa a un'università prestigiosa e rendere fieri i suoi genitori. Cooper, il ragazzo d'oro con cui tutte vorrebbero stare, è la star della scuola e sogna l'ingaggio in una grande squadra di baseball.
Addy, una chioma di folti ricci biondi e un viso grazioso a forma di cuore, sta cercando di tenere insieme i pezzi della sua vita perfetta.
Nate, capelli scuri disordinati e un giubbino di pelle malandato, è in libertà vigilata per spaccio di erba e sembra a un passo dall'andare completamente alla deriva.
Infine Simon, l'emarginato, lo strano, che, per prendersi la sua rivincita su chi lo ha sempre trattato male, si è inventato una app che rivela ogni settimana dettagli piccanti della vita privata degli studenti.
Pur conoscendosi da anni, non possono certo definirsi amici. Qualcosa li unisce, però. Nessuno di loro è davvero e fino in fondo come appare. Ognuno di loro dietro alla facciata "pubblica" nasconde molto altro, un mondo di fragilità, insicurezze e paure, ma anche di segreti piccoli e grandi di cui nessuno, o quasi, è a conoscenza. Da quell'aula solo in quattro usciranno vivi. All'improvviso e senza apparente motivo, Simon cade a terra davanti ai compagni e muore. Non appena si capisce che quella che sembrava una morte dovuta a un improvviso malore in realtà è un omicidio, il mondo di Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy e Nate inizia a vacillare. E crolla definitivamente quando la polizia scopre che i protagonisti di un ultimo post mai pubblicato di Simon sono proprio loro. In men che non si dica, i quattro ragazzi da semplici testimoni di- ventano i principali indagati dell'omicidio...
Con Uno di noi sta mentendo Karen M. McManus ci regala un piccolo miracolo, capace di restituirci alla perfezione la difficoltà di trovare un equilibrio tra il bisogno di riuscire in quello che facciamo, di avere amici, essere amati ed essere visti, e la necessità di essere noi stessi. Cioè essere felici.
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