rhia reviews #35 | One Of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

32571395Pay 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.

My Goodreads rating: ★★★★★

Release date: June 1, 2017 (UK) | May 30, 2017 (US)

I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was amazing. That is what Goodreads says five stars means, and in the case of ONE OF US IS LYING, it is not wrong. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I am so glad it was so good.

I was slightly worried at the beginning because the whole murder thing didn’t quite go down like I thought it would, but the rest of the story totally made up for it. The common issues with multiple-POV stories aren’t there either – I felt like all four main characters had distinct enough narrative voices that they didn’t all blend into one super-MC. The romance worked well too – it didn’t feel rushed or forced but natural.

I don’t really have a bad word to say about this book.

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