One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
5 out of 5 stars.
Goodreads Description: Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
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? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: May 30th 2017
I was instantly drawn to One of Us Is Lying at first because it gave me Breakfast Club vibes when I read the description; I love that movie. It doesn’t always happen when I read books, but I was sucked in from the first page. There was no way I was putting it down until I finished it and that’s exactly what happened. I read One of Us Is Lying in one day and it was so good! I loved it.
I’m not the biggest fan of books with multiple point of views, but for this book it worked perfectly. I enjoyed reading all of the character’s parts in the book and I was invested in them all. I had no idea what was happening and when I put it together in my head it always ended up being something totally different, so it kept me guessing about who murdered Simon.
Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, and Cooper were all dealing with big things happening in their life and then they were thrown into this police investigation on top of it. As much as I really liked them all, I honestly didn’t know who to believe at times. Red flags everywhere and everything and everyone seemed suspicious in my eyes. Everyone had secrets. That’s what made this book so fun though.
Overall, I am really glad that I requested this book. It was suspenseful and kept me guessing. It was a really fun read and I enjoyed it so much. I couldn’t put it down. It was happy, it was sad, it had me laughing out loud, and it had me yelling “whaaat?!” a million times. It was more than just solving a murder case. There’s so much more to the story and it tackles some of the important issues happening today. It was a really great book. I highly recommend it.
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11 thoughts on “Thoughts|| One of Us Is Lying.”
Great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this one; it definitely sounds like a great read.
Thank you! It was such a good read! I’m glad I requested it on Netgalley.
I want to read this one so badly! I’m happy you liked it.
I hope you get a chance to read it when it gets released. It was really good and I think you’ll like it.
I already requested it from my library’s Overdrive system. 😉 Planning in advance! I requested it from NetGalley, but it’s just been sitting in my Not Active area.
Yes! I hope you enjoy it when you read it! Can’t wait to see what you think.
OOOh! You got me really wanting to pick this up – I love books that keep me guessing, laughing out loud and even yelling ‘What tha?’ People may think of me as the crazy book girl, but I have yet to meet anyone more interesting that a book.
Thanks for sharing your review. Look forward to the next.
On the meantime I’m going back to entertaining my neighbours with overenthusiastic (and vocal) reading. 😉
You should totally pick it up! It was so good and fun to read. Thank you! 🙂
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