Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Book review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Book Summary
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne 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.

Flo's Review
This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for awhile, but I was finally inspired to pick it up due to the author's upcoming visit to my area. 

I'll start with the cover love. What a fun cover! It perfectly illustrates the story you will be reading. I enjoyed reading the different points of view from the four main characters. I liked determined Bronwyn best, followed by Addy's character growth throughout the story. 

The story included several twists, and they just kept coming. I am never good and figuring things out, so I always found myself surprised by these little things -- especially involving one particular character. And though I had an idea what actually went down as far as the big picture, I definitely didn't know all the details. 

I love The Breakfast Club, as I am sure a lot of people do, so it's great marketing to mention that in the top of the book blurb. This was a book that I had fun with as I was on the journey that the story took me on. I look forward to hearing Karen M. McManus speak next month more about how the story came together.

No comments :

Post a Comment