One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: BOOK REVIEW



Book: One of Us is Lying

Authors: Karen M. McManus

Pages: 360

Reading Format: Physical

Read: 28th July, 2017

Rating: 4/5 Stars


Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.

Bad body Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.

Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won’t ever talk about any of them again.

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it’s no accident. All of them are suspects.

Everyone has secrets, right?

What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them.


Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Writing: 4/5

“Things’ll get worse before they get better.”

This was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and I really enjoyed it!

It look about 40ish pages to really get what was going on in the book, and to connect with the characters (because it was a little overwhelming at first with the amount of characters, and how different each one was).

This was really great, nothing hugely incredible, but definitely not a disappointment!

“I guess we’re almost friends now, or as friendly as you can get when you’re not one hundred percent sure the other person isn’t framing you for murder.”

After I got over my initial omg there are so many characters! feels, I really really loved them! I greatly connected to them, and was able to truly be in each characters head space, depending on whose chapter/part it was.

The plot was less intense than I expected, probably because Sara Shepard books have just set the intensity bar so high for me with these types of books.
Anyway, I found myself not minding that though, because I really enjoyed seeing into the different characters lives, as well as how they all interacted with each other.

I had my one person I suspected to be the murderer, and I was right to a point, which made the reveal not as shocking to me as I would’ve liked. *curse my detective skills*

“Unless one of us is lying. Which is always a possibility.”

This was a fantastic read! I definitely recommend it if you don’t mind something that isn’t tooooo fast paced murder related for a murder mystery, and greatly character driven!

That’s all,

Kate :)


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