One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – Book Review


One of Us is Lying

Monday afternoon, detention. Four completely different students – Yale hopeful Bronwyn, sports ace Cooper, homecoming princess Addy, Nate, who always seems to be in trouble for something, and Simon, an outsider who maintains a gossip app. This is not the usual, uneventful detention – only four students walk out alive. It isn’t long before fingers are pointed at Addy, Nate, Cooper and Bronwyn. They decide to work between themselves to solve the case, revealing a lot of secrets in the process…

One of Us is Lying has the stereotypical teen rom-com characters, with the dark twist of a murder mystery added in. Unlike many of the stereotypical characters they represent, these five all had their flaws, and while some of these were quite intense, they begin to learn from them, which is quite refreshing.

This one is certainly a slow-burner where little is given away throughout the book. The ending, however, was not a shock, but fitted the evidence in the book.

This is one of those books that I have to write a relatively short review for – it was a good book, definitely, but I can’t think of much more to say! I like to keep my reviews to the point, so I’ll be leaving this one here! See you soon for a review of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!

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