Review; One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Description from GoodreadsOne 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.
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.
My Thoughts on the Book
I found One of Us Is Lying a really engaging read, especially as it switched between four POV's (the four living students). None of the characters are perfect, which made them a bit more relatable and authentic. The plot had plenty of suspense and after Simon dies, there's plenty of secrets that gets revealed, some of them are doozies. The only bad thing is that I wish Simon's voice was a bit more developed and more present in a way, even after he died.