Title: One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult
Publisher: Penguin Books (1st June 2017)
FIVE STUDENTS WALK INTO DETENTION.
ONLY FOUR LEAVE ALIVE.
Yale hopeful BRONWYN has never publicly broken a rule.
Sports star COOPER only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond.
Bad boy 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 was no accident. All of them are suspects.
Everyone has secrets, right?
What really matters is how far you’ll go to protect them.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 stars)
ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus is a cross between the film The Breakfast Club (1985) and a who-done-it. It tells the stories of five high school students who end up in detention together and one of them ends up dead. There’s Bronwyn who wants to go to Yale, Cooper who has a promising career in baseball ahead of him, Nate who the gossip mill claims is on probation, Addy the prom queen, and Simon the creator of the notorious Bayview High gossip app. He dies twenty-four hours before he could lift the lid on the other four’s darkest secrets, and the police say it’s no accident.