Author: Karen McManus
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte Press (May 30, 2017)
Genre: YA Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.
You know those books that are so good that despite the fact that you are pretty sure you have it all figured out in the first few chapters, that you just don't care because you have to see if you are right, but most of all, you just want to keep reading because the story has sucked you in?
That was this read for me. Sure, I knew pretty much everyone's secrets and I had a good guess what happened to Simon but I didn't care because I had to make sure I was right and that is where the fun came in. Really the story was so engaging that it was pretty hard to put down and knowing the who and the what, didn't ruin a thing for me or take away from the story one bit and for that, I would highly recommend reading this. It was just that good.