· By Jessica Paul

Top 5 teen and YA mystery novels

Ranging from chilling murders to family holiday dramas, this genre has everything needed to keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what will happen next.


One Of Us Is Lying series by Karen M. McManus

Five students walk into detention: a geek, a jock, a criminal, a princess and an outcast. Only four walk out alive. By the end of detention, Simon is dead. And the next day, he'd planned to release the four's worst secrets online.

This thrilling debut from Karen M. McManus navigates the lives of four teenagers who become murder suspects. They all have something to lose. They all have something to hide. What matters is who would go the furthest to protect their secrets.


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson

Everyone knows that Sal Singh murdered Andie Bell five years ago. But Pip isn't so sure. After all, the body was never found. She thinks this isn't so open-and-shut after all, and so, for her EPQ, decides to take the investigation into her own hands. With the help of Sal's brother Ravi, Pip uncovers secrets she never dreamed of.

Holly Jackson brings you a mystery filled debut novel, with twists and turns wherever you look.


The Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Avery Kylie Grambs has her life turn upside down when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into Hawthorne House, where every room is full of puzzles, riddles, and codes, alongside the Hawthornes, hell-bent on finding out how she got "their" money.

Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.


Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child

What would you do if you were a thirteen-year-old girl and a top secret spy agency called Spectrum asked you to be their ace code cracker?

Meet Ruby Redfort. She may seem like your standard American school-girl, but she's a genius. To her, the answer is obvious. Spectrum need her. It doesn't take long for Ruby to uncover a plot by the infamous Fool's Gold Gang...


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Candence spends every summer on her grandfather's private island with her wealthy family. One summer, she suffers a head injury and can't remember anything about the month's events.

Join her as she pieces together the history no-one will tell her and sit at the edge of your seat as she uncovers answers that only lead to more questions.

One Of Us Is Lying

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One Of Us Is Next

Welcome back to Bayview High. It is a year after the action of 'One of Us is Lying', and someone has started playing a game of truth or dare. But this is no ordinary truth or dare. This game is lethal. Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly. The teenagers of Bayview must work together once again to find the culprit, before it's too late.