Sunday, 2 July 2017

Review - One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Title: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Pages: 358
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: 1st June 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

On Thursday 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 Thursday, he died. But on Friday, 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 just 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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children's and NetGalley*

Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, Cooper and Simon all attend detention one afternoon, but one of them doesn't leave alive. Simon dies and the police don't think it was an accident.
Bronwyn, Addy, Nate and Cooper are all suspects, because Simon was about to reveal secrets about all of them.
Which of the four wanted Simon silenced forever?
Are any of them telling the truth?

One Of Us Is Lying was an interesting, unique read.
I liked the characters and how they interacted with each other. None of them were perfect - they all had secrets and mistakes that they didn't want anyone to find out about - but that made them relatable.
The plot was good and held my attention, but I did guess who was behind the murder around half way through. However, I didn't figure out all the details behind the murder.
I liked the writing style and found it easy to follow.

Overall this was an interesting, unique read.