Such Charming Liars

Such Charming Liars


'The queen of mystery is back with another chilling standalone' - Cosmopolitan

'An exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat' - Guardian on One of Us Is Lying

'I could not put this book down' - The Sun on One of Us Is Lying

'Easily the YA thriller of the year' - Entertainment Weekly on One of Us Is Lying

'Utterly irresistible' - Heat on One of Us Is Lying

The brand-new mystery thriller from the author of the One of Us Is Lying series, Karen M. McManus.

For all of Kat’s life, it’s been her and her mother, Jamie - except for 12 years ago, when Jamie was married for two days and Kat had a stepbrother, Liam. But all that ended in a swift divorce.

Now Jamie is a jewel thief trying to go straight, but she has one last job, at a billionaire's 80th birthday party. Neither Kat nor her mother know about two surprise guests: Liam and his father, a serial scammer with his own sights set on Ross Sutherland’s family.

Kat and Liam are on a collision course to disaster, and when someone dies, the two teens realize they might be in the killer’s crosshairs. They can’t trust anyone except each other. Or can they? Because if there’s one thing both of them know, it’s how to lie...

Karen M. McManus, Sunday Times Bestseller, August 2023


  • Ingenious
    Booklist, starred review

About the author

Karen M. McManus

Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her work includes the One of Us Is Lying series, which was turned into a television show on Peacock and Netflix, as well as the standalone novels Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, You’ll Be the Death of Me, and Nothing More to Tell. Karen's critically acclaimed, award-winning books have been translated into forty-two languages and have sold more than seven million copies worldwide. To learn more, visit or @writerkmc on Twitter and Instagram.
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