One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

“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”

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

So I have had this book on my TBR for a while as it piqued my interest when I saw it in waterstones and on social media. I enjoyed it overall as it was an interesting read, particularly as I haven’t read something like this. One thing I noticed was it became more about the revelations that the characters had to make as a result of Simon’s death opposed to the death itself. I did enjoy seeing the development of each character’s story and the development of relationships and how the revelations also destroyed relationships.

Although I won’t spoil the ending, it was a little predictable. However, there was a little bit of a twist. That twist probably saved it for me in honesty. I kind of felt that it could have been more than it was though. I also felt that one of the secrets that didn’t get revealed straight away was also a predictable one when it eventually came to light. I feel like even though I enjoyed the book, I felt like it was missing something. It didn’t feel gripping enough for me. I would recommend this book overall.

Have you ever read One of us is lying? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks for reading!

Abbie. X

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