Wednesday, August 30, 2017

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Five high school students.

Detention.

Secrets.

Murder.

That’s the setup for One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, which has been described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars.

Each of the characters has a distinct personality:
  • Addy, the good girl homecoming princess 
  • Bronwyn, the scholar with plans for Yale 
  • Cooper, the baseball prodigy headed for the major league 
  • Nate, the troublemaker with a history of drug dealing 
  • Simon, the gossip who loves dishing dirt on Bayview High’s students 

When Simon dies under suspicious circumstances during detention, the other four students immediately become suspects in what quickly becomes a high-profile case. Throughout the course of the investigation into Simon’s death, disastrous secrets are revealed about the Bayview Four—secrets that Simon had planned on exposing.

Each of the students has a motive, but nothing is as it seems. 

Told from alternating points of view, this fast-paced mystery will keep you guessing, right up to its twist ending. McManus has created a thoughtful, character-driven story that will appeal to teens and adults alike. 

Search the VBPL catalog for One of Us is Lying. If you enjoy this book, you might also like the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard.

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