Review: One of Us Is Lying


Title: One of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Gift
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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.


When I read the description of this book, I was so excited to read it. Most of the reviews I read for this book either loved it or hated it, which made me even more curious about it. I can understand why after reading it, and luckily I loved it!

I figured out the ending by about a third of the way into the book. But I was still glad to read till the end to find out if I was right. It was a clever ending. I think I’ve read so many mysteries and thrillers now that I’m getting better at solving them. I’m usually wrong, so I was glad that I was right this time!

I really liked the characters. I liked the way that this mystery brought them together even though they had such different backgrounds. And there were so many secrets! The secrets were revealed slowly throughout the book, to keep the mystery going.

I really enjoyed this story!

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