YA Booklist: Mystery Thrillers For Fans of One of Us Is Lying

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire
student body. It quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.

What She Found In the Woods by Josephine Angelini
While summering in her grandparents’ small Oregon town, where a serial murderer lurks, eighteen-year-old Magdalena faces recovery from a scandal at her Manhattan private school, schizophrenia, and falling in love with “Wildboy.” Told partly through journal entries.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Barnes
When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Texas, she must also live with his surviving family and solve a series of puzzles to discover how she earned her inheritance.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne
The Ivies, five prep school elites who would kill to get into the colleges of their dreams, has a showdown after Liv gets into Harvard and queen bee Avery does not.

The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle
When someone attempts to frame his best friend for murder at St. Benedict’s boarding school, junior Luke Chase starts investigating on his own and discovers multiple suspects with darks secrets in their past.

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
Lola Nox is sent to live with her estranged maternal grandmother in the mining town where her horror movie
director father’s most iconic film was set, when paranormal incidents and whispers of a century-old monster make her question if she’ll make it out alive

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.

The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne
Andrea McNulty wakes up in a motel room, covered in blood and unable to remember what happened the previous night, only to discover that her parents were brutally attacked and she is the main suspect.

We Were Liars by E Lockhart
Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

The Last Witness by Claire McFall
While on a camping trip to an isolated beach on the Scottish coast, Heather’s friends stuffer the wrath of a malevolent spirit, and a year later, Heather remains imprisoned in a facility, refusing to admit guilt.

The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis
Ostracized by the elite community of Amontillado, Ohio, after the disappearance of her parents, Tress
organizes a Halloween costume party at an abandoned house, where she launches a macabre plan to force a
popular former friend to confess what she knows.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
After receiving an invitation to spend the summer with their estranged grandmother, the Story cousins arrive at her house only to discover that she is not there, and the longer they stay on the island, the more they realize their mysterious family history has some deadly secrets.

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky
New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with more enemies than friends. To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own. When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real-life monster in their midst . . . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.

14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph
Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was the Magpie Man’s first victim. Now, 12 kills later, he’s still at large, and Jess joins a Youtube reality show to solve the crime. 

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
When seventeen-year-old Nora O’Malley, the daughter of a con artist, is taken hostage in a bank heist, every secret she is keeping close begins to unravel.

The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto
After freeing her mother from an abusive relationship, Delilah Wong refuses to play a part in Logan’s
delusional romance–but how can she convince him to let her go?

That Weekend by Kara Thomas
After Claire wakes up alone on a mountain with no memory of how she got there, she learns her best friend Kat and Kat’s boyfriend are missing and Kat’s past is full of secrets.

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
Nancy Luo, Krystal Choi, Akil Patel, and Alexander Lin, juniors at Manhattan’s elite Sinclair Prep, are forced to confront their secrets after Jamie Ruan, once their closest friend, is found dead.