One of Us Is Lying – Read It and Rate It

One of Us Is Lying
by Karen McManus
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Browyn, Simon, Addie, Cooper, and Nate all go to detention. But by the time detention is over, Simon is dead, and the four of them are being blamed. After dozens of interrogations, endless media shame and fame, the four have become exhausted. Did one of them truly murder Simon or are they all prey for the real killer?

Review #2
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Five students are sent to detention. The Brains, the Athlete, the Princess, the Criminal, and the Outcast. What happens when Five walk in and only Four walk out? This novel is a perfect mix of “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty Little Liars.” You’ll never believe the ending!

Review #3
* * * * Stars (Great!)
“One of Us Is Lying” tells the story of five high school students: four alive, one dead. Simon ran a gossip app and just before he died, was about to publish about four other students. How far will someone go to protect their secret? Murder?

“One of Us Is Lying” is well-written, although it has minor unrealistic plot points and reactions by characters. While I appreciated the mystery, most of the legal handlings were unrealistic and took away from the plot.

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