I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One of Us Is Lying Published by Delacorte Press on May 30, 2017
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.
- Couldn’t put it down.
- I was a little worried that it would be too similar to This Is Our Story, which I read early this year but it’s way different.
- I did guess, to an extent, who did it, but that in no way took away from the book. I needed to know the WHY.
- The way that the story was woven through all 4 of the remaining detention victims was amazing. McManus did a great job of making me feel for each character and also doubting their innocence.
- There’s a little romance in the One of Us Is Lying, which was just the right amount for me. Enough to have me swoon a bit, but not enough that I felt like I was reading a romance instead of a thriller.
- I seriously loved all of the characters, faults and all. Of which there were many, but that just made them all that much more real.
- One of Us Is Lying also addressed quite a few issues, not only for the characters but also how unfortunately some things play out in a high school setting (high school kids aren’t always the nicest). It was also a good showing on true friendship and the impact you have on other peoples lives.
- My only complaint is a few of the things that happened at the high school. A few of the things are a big fat NO on the high school front, but I enjoyed the story so much that in the end it didn’t matter. A spoiler because it’s not in the blurb, but not really a spoiler because it’s mentioned very early on: View Spoiler »They end up in detention because their teacher caught them with cell phones. He searched students bags for them. That is a HUGE NO. You can’t just search students bags. There were other things, but this one was big for me. « Hide Spoiler
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