Described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Pretty Little Liars”, Karen M. McManus’s debut book has exploded internationally as one of the best YA mystery thrillers in 2017. The New York Bestseller focuses on four students who find themselves at the forefront of a murder investigation when their classmate dies inexplicably in detention. McManus briefly discusses the inspiration behind One of Us Is Lying, the E! adaptation of her book and different reader reactions to the poignant storylines of some of her characters.
We need to talk about it more, like we talk about any disease, and we still have so much stigma to fight against.
Having recently finished Highly Illogical Behaviour in one intense sitting, I was astounded by its raw emotion and powerful message. I knew I had to reach out to the author and express how deeply this story had touched me–and so many others–who relate to what the book says at its core. He was kind enough to answer back.