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One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Yes, this is (with no doubt) one of the best mystery/murder books I’ve ever finished. I actually started this book yesterday, but then by brother’s friend’s little brother (confusing, I know) had a birthday party, and I had to go. It was straight up torture and I was just about to bail, except that I couldn’t. So, I finished One Of Us Is Lying a few hours ago, and here I am typing this. Book review- right. On a Monday afternoon, five students of Bayview High walked into detention caused from a prank with fake phones placed in each of their bags. Bronwyn, known as the brain, was Yale-bound and never placed a toe out of line, or did she… Addy, known as the beauty, had a perfect life, and even more perfect boyfriend that meant the world to her, but does she treat him like it? Nate, known as the criminal, was on probation for drug dealing, but does he regret it at some times… Cooper, the athlete, had everything some people would ask for, but why his girlfriend for some missing attention? Last, but certainly not least, Simon, the outcast, was the creator of the gossip in Bayview High… with secrets that ran deeper than all five of them. When all of them find themselves in detention together, the last thing they expect is a car accident outside causing the teacher to leave the room and find out what happened. Only that four walk out. When Simon dies after drinking water from the room, he gets an allergic reaction to it, and detectives find out that there was traces of peanuts in the water, and that there was supposedly a missing EpiPen on Simon and in the school’s clinic. Somehow, everybody doesn’t think the whole thing was a coincidence. When the police check the website, they realize that Simon was about to do a huge gossip on the four in the room, and what secrets they have, secrets that can unravel their lives in seconds. When all four of them realize that their lives will never be the same, they come together and try to solve the mystery behind the murder, and who is after them now. Will they solve the mystery in time? Or will their secrets run deeper than needed? Just remember, one of them is lying.
“She’s a princess and you’re a jock,” he says. He thrusts his chin toward Bronwyn, then at Nate. “And you’re a brain. And you’re a criminal.”
“I’m the omniscient narrator,” Simon says.
-Karen M. McManus , One Of Us Is Lying
Thank you, Karen M. McManus, for this mystery/murder that was amazing, and had me wanting a sequel at the end
Not lying, I wanted a sequel at the end. No spoilers, but I feel like it was really… unfortunate for two characters at the end, due to the self loathing of one of them, and then they move on, when it seems like they should stay together.
This is also one of the best mystery/murder books I’ve ever finished, including This Is Our Story, but that’s fair, because I’m more of a fiction fan (fan doesn’t even cover it), so its one of the not so many mystery/murder books I’ve finished.