Review: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

One Of Us Is Lying | Karen M. McManus | Published June 1st, 2017
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Do you love a good mystery that has you gripped from the start? If so then you need this book.

Five students walk into detention at the end of the school day but only four make it out alive. Simon, the school’s biggest gossip and owner of a scandalous website exposing students’ secrets, is murdered. Are one of the other four guilty? Did someone kill him to prevent him exposing their biggest secret? Can any of them be trusted?

I was absolutely hooked on this story from the start. We have perspectives from each of the four students: Bronwyn, the smart girl who earns straight A’s. Cooper, the star athlete. Addy, the popular girl. And Nate, the bad boy. There's more than what first meets the eye to these stereotypical personas, and as the story develops we quickly learn that each of them has secrets and issues. It quickly becomes apparent that any one of them could have had motive to kill Simon.

I guessed the big reveal quite early on in the story and even though I was right, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. I still really enjoyed getting to that reveal and there were still a few surprises thrown in along the way to keep me entertained.

One Of Us is Lying is a completely unputdownable whodunnit that mystery and contemporary fans will love. The mystery isn't all that hard to figure out but the story is entertaining and the characters interesting enough to keep you engrossed throughout.

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