I followed the hype surrounding Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying for a few months before it debuted. How could I not with a hook like Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club? After debating for .2 seconds whether I should buy it or go on the library wait list, Amazon was $10.99 richer and One of Us Is Lying was on my Kindle.
One of Us is Lying is told across multiple perspectives and surrounds the murder of notorious gossip and outsider Simon. Each of Simon’s four classmates, who witnessed his death during detention, become suspects. The question of who did it follows our narrators as they form alliances and decide who they can trust, while hiding secrets of their own.
I really enjoyed this story! It was every bit as addicting as advertised. I couldn’t put it down, and I trailed each narrator down their own rabbit hole of lies. What surprised me most was how my favorite character at the beginning was not my favorite character at the end. (I can’t say who or why because SPOILERS!)
About 3/4 of the way through, I had it mostly figured out, but that didn’t take away my enjoyment as the intricate web of lies was dismantled. Add in a sweet little romance, and this was the perfect summer read.
Go get it!
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