Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Thoughts: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus
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Publication Date: May 30th 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 361
ISBN: 9781524714680
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery
Source: Library Book

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A New York Times bestseller

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

I've had One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus on my reading list for a while now, but never seemed to have the time to read it. I was determined to read it this fall, as it seriously sounded like the perfect murder mystery novel! I'm really glad that I added it to my Fall TBR, as it was a great read to kick off October!

The story is told through the four main characters viewpoints; Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, and Cooper. (I always love this, as I feel we get SO much more information having so many different points of view.) I really liked each of these characters, especially since they were all so different and unique in their own ways. They worked really well together to figure out what happened, and I loved the bond that they formed over the course of the book. (And, funnily enough, I pictured them all as the characters from the show Riverdale, so that was fun!)

I really enjoyed the murder mystery storyline of the book. I've been reading a lot of them lately, as they are the perfect books to read around Halloween time, and this one was great. It was a little predictable in some areas, though that's probably because I've read a lot mysteries lately, (AND because I'm pretty much naturally suspicious of everything), but there were a few twists that kept me guessing as well. It was also a really quick read! Whenever I sat down with the book, I flew through the pages. SO good.

Overall; I enjoyed reading One of Us is Lying, even more than I actually expected to. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more books by Karen in the future, as I will definitely want to check out whatever she comes up with next!

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