{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePress

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{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePress

{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePressOne of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Pages: 370
Published by Delacorte Press on May 30, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher

One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

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.

YA Review My Thoughts

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus is a young adult thriller. It is blurbed as being a mixture of “Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars”, and let’s be honest- that was more than enough to sell me on this book. Seriously, that was all it took for me to be super super excited to read this one. And I have to say, I really loved One of us is Lying! It was a whirlwind ride that kept me on the edge of my seat basically from the first page.

One of Us is Lying is a very breakfast club set up. Five teenagers start out in detention, but here is where the pretty little liars comes in because only four of the five teens walk out of detention alive. There was also a gossip girl type element, with the whole secret gossip app, that discussed the latest school gossip. And that was just extra icing on the cake for me.

One of Us is Lying is a book that I don’t want to say too much about. I think it is the kind of book that you need to go in knowing as little as possible and find the rest out for yourself. I also tried to solve the mystery on my own. I got a few things throughout the book right, but I was also wrong about a lot. Haha. Which is one of the things I loved about the story. It was so interesting to read because I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and at the same time I needed to know. I was totally addicted to this story. I loved One of Us is Lying!

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About Karen M. McManus

As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I’m a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA.

When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son I’ve ridden horses in Colombia and bicycles through Paris. A member of SCBWI, I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Which I have never, ever used professionally.

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6 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} One Of Us is Lying by Karen McManus @writerkmc @DelacortePress”

  1. Cindy

    I’ve been reading positive reviews of this book! It’s had a great concept and I’m sold on it!

  2. Cindy

    This book sounds awesome! The concept is original and the cover looks great.

  3. danielle hammelef

    I am super excited about this debut author’s book. I love mysteries and can’t wait to try to solve this one on my own too.

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