One Of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Think the Breakfast Club + Murder. A nerd, a jock, a bad boy, a popular girl, and the school’s gossip all find themselves in detention one afternoon. All seems normal until a loud crash and a dead body. The school’s gossip is dead. And there were only four students and one teacher in the room with him. Who killed him and why?

The four students aren’t supposed to be interacting with each other, but this one event changes their lives forever. Now they’re connected through tragedy. All of them are about to get their deepest secrets exposed. High school sleuths, they find key evidence that help solve the murder, even though they know they should stay out of this and keep their mouths shut.

There was ONE plot twist, which I didn’t see coming until about halfway through. It was an interesting read for sure. I couldn’t relate with the high school students because it was nothing like my high school as far as I experienced, not until late senior year really.

I don’t normally read mystery books because sometimes they’re trash or sometimes they’re so easy to solve it’s no fun, but this one was surprisingly a great mystery. It was a great mystery and I wasn’t expecting the outcome that’s for sure.

I recommend this book IF you like young adult mysteries. I was really just here for the mystery to be solved. All the plot surrounding it, I wasn’t too interested in much. But to each their own.

2022 Reading Goal

Book #3 out of 50

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