One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

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" Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club " ( in this "flat-out addictive" ( RT Book Reviews ) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

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.

A New York Times Bestseller
An Selection for the Book You Have to Read in May
A Best Young Adult Book of May 2017
A Popcrush Most Anticipated Young Adult Book of May 2017
A YALSA Best Fiction Book Nominee

"You'll tear through this juicy, super-fun (if murder can ever be fun?) thriller."

"This is no ordinary whodunit ...surprising and relevant."-- USA Today

"Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting, single-sitting thrillerish treat. "-- The Guardian

" An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller with so many twists and turns you'll be wondering until the very end: Who really killed Simon ?"--Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters

★ "[As] McManus's intense mystery unfolds... each character becomes more complex and nuanced, adding richness and depth to the suspense. " -- VOYA , Starred Review

"This fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl , Pretty Little Liars , and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own."-- Kirkus Reviews

"A smart, twisted, and unpredictable YA mystery that will have readers guessing until the very end."-- SLJ

" An engaging, enticing look at the pressures of high school and the things that cause a person to lose control."-- Booklist

"Readers will have a hard time putting this clever page-turner down."
Publisher: Delacorte Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781524714703
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360


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Sep 27, 2017

I was actually surprised how emotional this book made me. It’s got a lot going on, it isn’t just a thriller mystery.

Sep 23, 2017

A fantastic young adult novel. A murder/mystery with a twist. Four suspects, secrets galore, fractured relationships and unlikely friendships. A great read.

Aug 26, 2017

This book was so amazing! I picked it up and completed it that same day. Its a young adult mystery book, but I like to think of it as a mix between Pretty Little Liars and The Breakfast Club. Their are so many twists, turns, secrets, and surprises! It literally never has a dull moment. I would read again, and again after that. Totally recommend!!

Jul 18, 2017

Five students walk into detention but only four walk out. During this time five unlikely students, Copper the jock, Nate the criminal, Addy the princess, Bronwyn the brains and Simon the outcast get detention for having phones taken away that aren't really theirs. What happens next no one knows but now the four of them are suspects of murder and all their lives have forever been turned upside down. Will the truth ever come out, or just all their secrets?
This book was really enjoyable to read because you didn't know who the real murderer was until the very end, but it makes it out to be a couple of people. It was just interesting to see how this event has affected each of the four and how even though most of them have never talked before, they all work together to solve this crime and not once do they turn on one another, but stay strong the whole time. Rating 5 out 5 stars  
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 30, 2017

One of Us Is Lying is a YA mystery that will have you guessing which person is actually guilty until the very end! While I was reading this book I was switching between four or five possible outcomes for who the murderer (or murderers) were and I was reading it every chance I had because I was desperate to find out who it was! I went through all the suspects and the people I was suspicious of and none of them really seemed right and seemed like a satisfying decision. I did guess very early on who the guilty character did end up being but I still think it was a really good choice since it was much more interesting that the other routes it could have gone. This book was a great, quick read that I enjoyed even if it was a tad predictable at times. I think it’s a great YA mystery that isn’t gory or overly violent and focuses well on the law system, teenagers and public approval under the watchful lens of a camera.


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