One Of Us Is Lying has become one of the most recommended YA books, thanks to Booktok. In case you don’t use TikTok or don’t like reading, then here’s a bit of information about this book. This is a YA mystery book that follows the death of a student.
It was a Monday afternoon when five students walked into detention, but only four of them walked out. The book follows what happened in the detention and shows how any one of these four kids could be the murderer.
It’s a YA mystery, so if you decide to read the book, we’d suggest you keep this thing in your mind that it’s written for younger audiences. And, if you are not a reader, then you can still enjoy this story. How so, you ask? Well, the book has been adapted into a show as well.
You can watch the drama series One Of Us Is Lying on Netflix. The show aired in 2021 and has already released two seasons. And if you have read this book, then here are a few books that we believe you will absolutely enjoy. These are mysteries that readers have read and recommended, so go ahead and add them to your TBR.
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14 Ways To Die
One killer and thirteen victims, but who is this killer? Nobody knows that. Jess’s mother was the first victim Magpie Man ever killed, around ten years ago. But that was just the beginning for this killer. Today, Jess is a famous star of a YouTube reality series. She is using the platform to catch the killer, and the whole world is watching the show. But, so is the Magpie Man, and when he strikes, who will go down?
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder
This trilogy follows the good girl Pippa Fitz-Amobi. Everyone in town knows that Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. Hence the case is closed. But Pip doesn’t believe it. So, she decides to choose this topic for her final year project.
However, when she starts uncovering secrets that someone would very much like stay hidden, she becomes more curious. Pip knows the real killer is out there somewhere, but the question is how far she will go to find them. The second and third books follow Pip as she solves a new mystery.
All Of This Is True
Fatima Ro is a bestselling author who wrote the book Undertow. Miri Tan, Jonah Nicholls, Penny Panzarella, and Soleil Johnston are teens who concoct a plan to get closer to her. However, things don’t end up as they would have imagined. Looking back, all of them are shocked that they let themselves get played like that, but it’s worse for Jonah, whose secret came out due to this stunt.
All These Bodies
There are sixteen bloodless bodies, two teenagers, and one impossible explanation for what actually might have happened. It’s 1958, and someone is out there killing people whose bodies are found everywhere.
But what’s shocking is that not a drop of blood is found around them. Until the Carlson family is slaughtered and a girl is found covered in blood. Michael is the only one Marie will confess to, but it’s his job alone to find the truth about what’s happening.
All Your Twisted Secrets
Six students have been invited to a scholarship dinner. The queen bee, star athlete, stoner, loner, music geek, and valedictorian- safe to say they have nothing in common. When they arrive, someone locks them in a room, and they realize that the dinner is just a trap.
There’s a bomb in the room, a syringe filled with poison, and a note. They have an hour to choose who will die, or they all die. But why would someone do that? That’s a puzzle they will have to solve on their own all while trying to stay alive.
Mia, Brynn, and Summer were once best friends. But it’s been five years since Summer died. Someone murdered the girl in the woods, and everyone thinks the girls are killers, but they keep saying they didn’t do it. Now, on Summer’s death anniversary, something is discovered that pulls the girls back together. Will the girls finally face the truth and let the mystery end?
Chloe Whittaker is hungry for her revenge, and nothing will destroy her plans. She has changed herself, so no one will figure out who she is. Her plan is simple- befriend the members of the clique, learn their secrets and expose them for the world to see.
But there’s one thing that even she couldn’t have predicted. The closer she gets to these kids, the more she begins falling for someone she’s supposed to destroy. In the end, who will Chloe choose- her revenge or the boy who has stolen her heart?
Dark Room Etiquette
Sayers Wayte is a privileged sixteen-year-old who has everything. But, then suddenly, he is kidnapped by a man who keeps him trapped in a room with no window. The man tells him he’s been living a life based on a lie, but other than that, he doesn’t tell Sayers a thing.
The boy gradually accepts that if he wants to survive this reality, he must forget his past life and start playing a new part. But he’s only sixteen. How long can he survive before he loses himself?
Dead Girls Society
Hope has cystic fibrosis, which means she has really bad lungs. Living in the New Orleans suburb, she is bored with her life and tired of everyone treating her like she will break at any moment. So when an invitation from a mysterious group lands in her hands, she decides it’s time to have some fun.
She will have to complete a few dares, and then she might get the chance to win some real money. But, soon, Hope will realize that playing these games is a requirement and that Society might not be what it seems to be.
Five Little Liars
Summer vacation is supposed to be fun, but what happens when your teacher ends up dead? Five teenagers- Ivy, Tyler, Kinley, Mattie, and Cade and none of them want to be involved with this incident. But, with the police hot on this case, they must take the risk of trusting each other and keeping their mouth shut. Who will lose control first, and who will go to jail?
Five Total Strangers
Mira really wants to be with her grief-ridden mother. So she flies home to spend Christmas with her. However, a blizzard leads to a canceled layover that ultimately forces her to hitch a ride with a group of friendly college kids.
During the ride, she learns that these kids don’t actually know each other. Soon they are stuck with the bad weather and among them is a person who will do anything to ensure this trip ends in a deadly disaster.
Gideon Green In Black And White
Gideon was a locally famous boy detective. Until middle school began and his career ended. Everyone moved on, but he still kept his trench coat, fedora, and film noir collection in his life.
He’s sixteen now and retired when suddenly his best friend Lily knocks on his door, asking for his help. Not someone to turn down a case, Gideon agrees to help her, but as the case gets bigger, he will be forced to make a tough choice- choose the truth or risk a permanent fade to black.
I Killed Zoe Spanos
Anna Cicconi wanted a fresh start when she arrived at the small Hamptons village. But what she discovers is a community on edge after a girl disappears and the fact that she resembles Zoe, the lost girl.
Anna digs deeper into the mystery and soon becomes convinced that she knows what happened to Zoe until Zoe’s body is found, and Anna herself is charged with manslaughter. Martina Green is the teen host of the Missing Zoe podcast who isn’t satisfied with this accusation. Will Martina finally uncover the truth about who killed Zoe?
Little White Lies
Sawyer Taft’s estranged grandmother unexpectedly shows up in her life, offering her a six-figure contract to participate in the debutante season. She doesn’t want to accept the offer, but then she realizes this is her only chance to uncover the true identity of her father.
So, she signs the contract and braces herself for a world she has no clue about. As she begins to look around for secrets about her origin, she realizes that there are people around her who don’t want her to poke her nose into the past. But this is only the beginning because Sawyer won’t give up until she learns everything.
The fifth book in the Truly Devious series, Nine Liars, follows Stevie Bell in her senior year. With her boyfriend gone to study in London and her friends busy with college applications, no one is there to distract Stevie from the questions running through her mind.
So, she is relieved when her boyfriend invites her to London, and she is introduced to a double murder cold case. Nine friends played a drunken game of hide-and-seek, but before the night was over, two were dead. Will Stevie find out the real killer who is still hiding in the darkness?
Nobody Knows But You
Kayla and Lainie are best friends, so obviously, they don’t spill each other’s secrets. Even when Lainie’s boyfriend tries to come between them, they don’t betray each other. And the murder that happened at the end of the summer won’t change these facts. Kayla knows the truth is not the whole story, but how long before something or someone spills their secrets?
Reader, I Murdered Him
Adele lived in shadows and saw what no one noticed. She grows up and is sent away to a boarding school in London. Happy to enter the world of society girls and their wealthy suitors, Adele didn’t expect to become a teenage vigilante.
Even when she noticed men with bad intentions charming her new friends, she didn’t do anything. Until a violent assault forces her to seek help from a young con woman, together they ensure justice is served but will Adele be able to save herself from the same fate as those she swore to protect?
Rock Paper Scissors
The married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Wright, have been living a troubled life for a while now. So when they win a weekend away to Scotland, they believe this is what they need. Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life, and he can never recognize his wife, friends, or family.
On their anniversary, they both exchange traditional gifts. But in addition to that, his wife also writes a letter to him. Adam has never read a letter until now, on a weekend that will either save their marriage or end it. Ten years of marriage, ten years of secrets, and one of them has been lying.
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life, but she is doing fine, raising her sister all alone. She was trying her best to provide for a normal life while struggling to keep their head above water. But then her world shattered and changed when her sister was found dead. The police didn’t do anything useful, so Sadie begins following the clues on her own. She will see that justice is served no matter the cost.
In Sunnybrook, cheerleaders ceased to exist after an ill-fated string of incidents took place years ago. First, there was a car accident, followed by murders and then suicide that took away five cheerleaders.
Monica’s sister committed suicide five years ago, and Sunnybrook High’s cheer squad has been disbanded since then. Now, when the faculty and students decide to remember these lost students, suspicious things begin to happen once again, and this time, Monica finds herself at the center of it all.
Ava, Imogen, and Goldie are sisters by choice. Years ago, the trio met at Camp Alpine Lake and have been friends since then. This year, Goldie returns to the camp as a counselor. With all the secrets that she has been keeping, Goldie is waiting desperately for both the girls to arrive.
Surprisingly, the boy who broke her heart ends up dead in the lake, shaking her world once again. Goldie has many questions and no real answers, and apart from that, several dangers and betrayals await her.
The Girls I’ve Been
As a daughter of a con artist, Nora O’Malley has been a lot of girls. But for the past five years, she has been pretending to be a normal girl. And right now, as a normal girl, she must deal with three problems.
Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend, and it was a nightmare because the next morning, they had to meet again. They have to deposit the fundraiser money at the bank, but as soon as they enter, two guys start robbing it, and they are clueless about their own hostage.
The Good Girls
Jefferson-Lorne High is just like every other high school in America. When Emma Baines, a senior, is murdered, three of her classmates are the main suspects. Claude is a party animal, Avery is the head cheerleader, and Gwen is the overachiever who would be the valedictorian someday, but currently, they are sitting at the top of the suspects’ list. The good girl Emma was killed, and her killer, who may be hiding in plain sight. But will they be caught before it’s too late?
The Initial Insult
Tress Montor used to have it all until she didn’t. Her family used to mean something, but now she doesn’t have a family or the respect that came with being a Montor. On the other hand, Felicity Turnado has it all today, but one misstep could shake her castle.
When Tress’s parents disappeared, they were driving Felicity home. She is hiding something that could change her former best friend’s life. And Tress has the perfect plan to pry that truth out of her before the Halloween party ends, by hook or by crook.
When you are an overachieving teen, nothing means more than getting into an Ivy League college. It’s a dream that many have, but only a few get to live. These five girls studying at a boarding school are desperate to attend The Ivies at Claflin Academy, and they would do anything to achieve that, even murder. Earlier, college admissions were serious business, but now it’s about to turn deadly.
Cassie is a teenager with a special gift. She can read people, piece together the tiniest detail and tell who you are and what you want. But she never took that gift seriously because who cares about it, right?
Until the FBI finds her and confesses, they need her skill. They have begun a classified program, and Cassie doesn’t think it’s risky, so she agrees to join them. But when a new killer strikes, she and her friends will have to use their skills just to survive.
The New Girl
Lia Setiawan has won a full ride to the Draycott Academy on a track scholarship. She has never really fit in, and she’s sure that won’t change now just because she has gotten into a new school. Yet, she is determined to make it work no matter what.
But, that resolute attitude begins to crumble on her first day when she witnesses a girl being carried away by campus security. The academy is filled with secrets, a corrupt teacher, a golden boy, and a blackmailer determined to throw her out, and she can’t trust anyone. How long before she runs away?
Delilah killed her abusive stepfather, and nobody can know that. Except someone does know it. Delilah is tired of men controlling her, and she won’t be a victim again. But Logan knows everything about Delilah, including her little secret.
After all, he watches her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Determined to make her a character in his twisted fantasy, he won’t let her go or forget about the murder. But Delilah might have saved up a few tricks that even he didn’t know about. And if he won’t let her go, she’ll do anything to make him.
The Restless Dark
The ruthless serial killer known as Cloudkiss Killer is dead. A true-crime podcast saw an opportunity and grabbed it. They are hosting a contest to find the bones of this killer. Lucy, Carolina, and Maggie- all three of them are looking for something. Sometimes what the dead leave behind isn’t as dangerous as the darkness inside the living. And these girls might find more than just bones hiding in the shadows.
There’s Someone Inside Your House
Makani Young has moved to Nebraska to live with her grandmother. Her life in Hawaii is now a chapter of the past. She’s made new friends and has even met a mysterious outsider, Ollie Larsson.
But that doesn’t mean her past would forget about her. When students of Osborne Hugh begin to die, and her feelings for Ollie grow deeper, she will be forced to confront her past and the secrets that she’s been hiding from the world.
These Deadly Games
Crystal Donovan needs to make a tough choice, and hopefully, it won’t be too late before she does. When she gets a message on a mysterious app, she doesn’t expect to find a video of her little sister gagged and bound. The kidnapper wants her to do a few things, but there are rules she must follow.
With no options left, she agrees to play his game and complete the bizarre tasks he assigns her. But she quickly realizes that each task is meant to kill her friends one by one, and if she doesn’t do something, she will end up losing either her sister or her friends.
They Wish They Were Us
Three years ago, Jill Newman was a freshman when her best friend Shaila died. She was killed by her boyfriend, Graham. After he confessed, the case was closed, and everybody in Gold Coast, Long Island, tried to move on.
Now, it’s Jill’s senior year, so she has planned to make it her year, and nothing will get in her way. But then she starts getting mysterious messages proclaiming Graham’s innocence. Doubt begins to take root in her mind, and she vows to find the real killer even if she has to put everything in line.
They’ll Never Catch Us
Stella and Ellie Steckler are sisters who are only a year apart. They are completely different, but one thing in common between them is running, and also the new girl, Mila Keene. While Ellie is a talented runner, cross-country running is Stella’s life.
The top spot on their cross-country team means a ticket out of their small town. But Mila’s arrival means their top spot is in danger. And when the new girl suddenly disappears, all eyes are on these sisters, which could destroy everything they have worked for.
This Lie Will Kill You
A year ago, there was a wild party that ended with someone dying. Five teens played their part in hiding the truth until now. These lying teens have arrived at an isolated mansion thinking they are competing in a contest with a grand prize of $50,000.
It isn’t until they are together they realize what’s happening. Someone has lured them to seek revenge and learn what happened that night. Their truth might destroy their lives, but so will their lies.
We Were Liars
On a private island lived a beautiful and distinguished family. A group of four friends went along perfectly with each other until their friendship turned destructive. An idea of revolution, an accident, and a secret that changed everyone’s lives. Lies, love, and truth- what will you choose?
You Owe Me A Murder
Kim is a 17-year-old girl who just got dumped by her boyfriend. Now, she is stuck on a class trip with him and his new soulmate. She meets Nicki, a stranger on the plane to London who listens to her woes.
She doesn’t want to kill her ex, but when they joke about swapping murders, Kim carelessly plays along. But then her ex dies mysteriously, which means Kim has to commit murder now, or she will have to take the fall for one.