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Karen M. McManus


Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn’t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. ONE OF US IS LYING is her debut novel. To learn more about her, go to her website,, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter.

Karen M. McManus

Books by Karen M. McManus

by Karen M. McManus - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she knows her aunt went missing there at age 17. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. Before school even begins for Ellery, someone has 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, who has secrets of her own, soon learns that in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

by Karen M. McManus - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention: Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, Cooper and Simon. 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?