One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book got a lot of hype, so I absolutely ignored everything about it, including the blurbs, summaries, and reviews that were posted. I knew it would be best to go in without any knowledge or expectations, and I’m so happy that I did!
As soon as the book started, my first thought was that this book is so much like The Breakfast Club, and I love that! Now that I’m reading the Goodreads blurb, that is actually the first thing mentioned about the book, and it’s dead on. Then the story quickly became more of a Clue situation (flashback to my childhood board game days), with a Gossip Girls kind of feel about it. If you like high school drama and murder mysteries, this is perfect for you. Even if you don’t think you like that, you may find something to like in this story.
The mystery is excellent, and I became really invested in the characters, who were all well-developed, which is hard to do with so many POVs. Sure, you can potentially guess at the final outcome, if you read a lot, but I was never quite sure if I was actually right about my suspicions, not until the very end.
I liked this, and I would definitely reread it one day, even though I know how it ends. It might be interesting to take it all in again, knowing the final outcome.
Book 33 read in 2018