One of Us Is Lying (Paperback)

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10/10 would recommend!! There are too many things I love about this YA mystery to fit in such a small space but to name a few:
4 different narrative perspectives that are unique and well-developed (+ the characters are diverse in a realistic and intersectional way)
A mysterious death, blackmail, juicy high-school gossip and a twist ending I honestly didn’t see coming (Not to brag, but I can usually predict these things.)
All of the romantic subplots are perfectly written and don’t overwhelm the story like some YA novels and Addy’s in particular is so important
I could go on, but please just read it so we can talk about how amazing it is. Come find me.

— Kinsey


The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Karen M. McManus earned her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in journalism from Northeastern University. When she isn t working or writing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, McManus loves to travel with her son. One of Us Is Lying is her debut novel. To learn more about her, go to her website,, or follow @writerkmc on Twitter."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524764722
ISBN-10: 1524764728
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English