I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to admit that sometimes they’re just assholes who screw up because they don’t expect to get caught.
Title: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Page Count: 361 pages
Genre: Mystery // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★.5
Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
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?
Looking for a fast paced teen mystery? You’ve come to the right spot. One of Us Is Lying was a super fast read and I raced to the end to see what happened. For me it was very predictable but it was still a fun read! One big drive for this novel was the different perspectives. It was very well done in this one and I kept flipping to the next chapter needing more information. I loved the modern day Breakfast Club feel to it even though the stereotypes were heavy.
If you want to feel something in a mystery this one isn’t one of those reads but if they make this one into a movie I think it would work very well! I felt similarly about Dark Matter I read earlier this year, I’d love to watch the movie!