One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying

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 proba...

Details One of Us Is Lying

TitleOne of Us Is Lying
Release DateMay 30th, 2017
PublisherDelacorte Press
Number of pages368 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Thriller

Reviews One of Us Is Lying

  • Solomon ~ The Bookish King
    **Thank you Netgalley, for giving me this awesome book, in exchange for an honest review.**... I LOVED this book ...It is by far the one of the best thrillerish/suspense novels I have ever read (LOL I've only read like three.) And is definitely one of my favorite releases of the year, y'all are going to LOVE this one ... hopefully.Karen McManus, you my friend, are an absolute mastermind.Plot:One of Us Is Lying starts off with five high school stu...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: “Some people are too toxic to live. They just are.” Welcome to detention, where a princess, a jock, a brain, a criminal and . . . a gossip???? Wait, that’s not historically accurate . . . . . Have all earned a spot for violating one of the most serious rules of high school: NO PHONES IN CLASS. They’ve done the crime, now they have to do the time as well as write a 500 word essa...
  • Dannii Elle
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Karen M. McManus, and the publisher, Delacorte Press, for this opportunity.After a typical day in a typical American high school, five teenagers enter detention but only four make it out alive. Simon, notorious due to his gossip-style blog that revealed all the dark and dirty secrets his fellow students never thought would see the light of day, had made many...
  • Nicole
    "Everybody's got secrets," he says. "Right?"This book was a pleasant surprise! It was refreshing and a change from the normal young-adult contemporary. Bronwyn, Nate, Cooper, and Addy are suspects for murdering the school's gossiper, Simon. When the 5 of them were in detention, the last thing they expect is for Simon to drop dead... Unless one of them planned the whole thing. The story is told from their POVs. The nerd, the bad boy, the jock, and...
  • kat ♥
    first thing first this book was very nearly un-put-downable, i just needed to know what was happening page after page, i managed to make it last a few sittings; which nearly killed me because i hate waiting to find out things and i just needed to know!!!ohooh, just gonna point out the most infuriating thing in this whole book is the cops, they are so bloody useless whether this was on purpose or not i just found them very stupid.the rest of the c...
  • Emer
    One Of Us Is Lying has a great premise. It tells the story of what happens in high school detention one afternoon. Five students walk in… but only four make it out alive. Someone is murdered.What exactly happened in that room? Was this a conspiracy to murder by the other four students? Who had the most motive?Aspersions are cast on everyone as secrets are unveiled and the criminal mastermind plays puppeteer. And I must say from the get go, I wa...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Another pretty much one sitting read for me and an EASY 5*I loved this - clever, often tense, addictive to the ninth degree and with as many twists as a plethora of pretzels - except the twists don't always come within the mystery but just as often within the characters.So this is The Breakfast Club if The Breakfast Club was a murder mystery. That is the best way I can describe it (and for those of an age to appreciate the true genius of The Brea...
  • Laurie Flynn
    This book? Completely unputdownable. I'm totally blown away. Karen McManus's 2017 debut, ONE OF US IS LYING, is told from the perspectives of four high school students suspected for the murder of their classmate, Simon, who was in detention with them and didn't come out alive. Right away, the tension was thick and stakes were high. Which one wasn't telling the truth? Who should we believe, and why? Usually I'm pretty good at unraveling the myster...
  • Sophie
    An ARC has been kindly provided by Penguin Random House UK Children’s via, in exchange for an honest review.4,5 starsI finished this book today “readwalking” home as I could not put it down. I just had to know!!!It was like Agatha Christies happening in high school with a Gossip Girl feel. I was deeply invested in this first work by Karen M. McManus. “It’s a great story: four good-looking, high-profile students all being ...
  • Andrew
    A brain, a jock, a criminal, a princess and an outcast.I’ve heard this novel being marketed as ‘The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars’ and they’re not wrong.This book completely drew me in and I found it hard to put it down, I loved it so much. Granted, the big reveal I sort of figured out about halfway through but that didn’t stop me from enjoying what was written.It is a fantastic debut for this author and I very much recommend...
  • Tijana
    **ARC provided via NetGalley.Yet, my craziness and lack of normal person's description in lines to come have nothing to do with that.I simply loved this messed up shit.**So, a kid gets killed.There are four suspects.All of them witnessed the death.Each one of them has a motive.Four POV.All claiming inocence.But f#ck that ish when the title says one of them is lying!!And you don't know who that is.And then you start questioning each and every deta...
  • Mandy
    SO GOOD. SO GOOD. SO to come!
  • Karen Whittard
    Thank you to Netgalley, Penguin Random House, U.K. and Karen McManus for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book. You can find my review on both Goodreads and Amazon. On Goodreads from today under Karen Whittard and on Amazon under k.e.whittard from publication date. I really enjoyed this book and it really reminded me of Pretty little liars with the fact that there are fo...
  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children’s and NetGalley.) “A sex tape. A pregnancy scare. Two cheating scandals. And that’s just this week’s update. If all you knew of Bayview High was Simon Kelleher’s gossip app, you’d wonder how anyone found time to go to class.” This was a YA murder-mystery story, about a dead teen and 4 possible suspects.The characters in this were all okay...
  • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
    Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book. I never thought I would get approved and then I did and I died a little inside from the immense happiness burning through my veins. DAMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNThis is the book that you want to review right after you read the last word but you can't because you've read an arc and will ruin every single element for anyone who actually reads what I write in my reviews HA. This book gave me many a clues but i was...
  • thelovelyshelf
    This book was absolutely brilliant. I found it nearly impossible to put down!! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this novel at Yallfest, and it did not disappoint. 'ONE OF US IS LYING' BLEW MY MIND, Y'ALL. There was so many plot twists (..especially that twist at the end...DANG.) that I never saw coming, and characters that I never thought i'd grow to love. I feel as if I've known these characters their whole lives (hopefully that doesn't s...
  • Rhiannon
    So, so, SO addictively good! I couldn't put it down.
  • Sam Kozbial
    Wow! I just couldn't stop turning the pages on this one. Loved it all, and....I love it when I'm right! **UPDATED FULL REVIEW** "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." This blurb from GoodReads really encapsulates the essence of this book into a nice, concise statement.When the four main characters are each fo...
  • Ellen
    My ARC from Netgalley has been sitting on my kindle, and for some reason I decided that this would be the day that I started it. And boy am I glad I did. I spent the whole afternoon reading it and didn't want to put it down for anything! It's a little Pretty Little Liars, mixed with a touch of the classic outcasts becoming close and being best friends. Every single one of the main characters was complicated, with complex lives and inner worlds. T...
  • Cale Dietrich
    I know it’s early, but I think this might just be the most unputdownable book of 2017.ONE OF US IS LYING is like if John Hughes wrote a twisty murder mystery. Think the Breakfast Club + DEATH. This is a combination that I love so much, and one that felt incredibly unique. I’ve never read a book like this, which is a bit of a surprise, as this combination works so freaking well I’m surprised no one else has gone there. And the voice! McManus...
  • Allison
    Super compelling and compulsively readable..... Loved the Breakfast Club vibe to this. (Murder Club, y/y?) Loved all the characters, wanted to smush them to my bosom, etc. I finished this in two sittings. God bless breakneck pacing and short chapters. That FINAL TWIST AT THE END. Longer, less all over the place review later....
  • Hannah
    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This quote is liable to change by the publication date but it's so perfect I had to include it. I don't know why it's so hard for people to admit that sometimes they're just assholes who screw up because they don't expect to get caught Actual rating 4.5 This was so good! I'm really pleased. The mystery is strong- I did just about figure it out before the big reveal but there are more ...
  • twelvejan [Alexandria]
    Thank you Netgalley/Penguin Random House for this wonderful, 4.5 stars read! We DARE you to not like this book... - Netgalley Well, challenge accepted; and gladly defeated. I can vouch for that. To date, not one reader has disliked it, and more than that, every single person has completely and utterly LOVED it. Come on, when you see an emailer that raves about an upcoming book, you cannot NOT request for it. And that was exactly what I did.Five ...
  • Hollie (hollieblog)
    I received an eARC from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.I'm not really sure why I'm surprised that I enjoyed this. Granted, I don't read very many murder mysteries, especially ones that have a 'Breakfast Club' twist on them, but I genuinely thought this was a strong debut with great character development.And that's what it was really, a character study which held a lot of truth and realism about the stereotypes and pressures...
  • Claire (not Danvers)
    THIS IS THE BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE SO FAR (THIS YEAR). I definitely enjoyed reading this book! This is like The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars wrapped up into one! The best part? This line reminds me of The Secret History: "...were some kind of hiphigh school murder club without a care in the world." What can I say? This book's version of The Breakfast Club is being framed for murder after the basket case had died from peanut alle...
  • Rachel Solomon
    There couldn't be a more spot-on comparison for this book than The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. Karen McManus's skillful debut follows four relative strangers thrown together in detention with the creator of their school's gossip app, and when he dies in front of them, they're all suspects. I loved each character's distinct personality and voice (four first-person POVs are hard to pull off, but McManus nails them!) and while the myst...
  • A.V. Geiger
    Five high schoolers go into detention. Only four come out alive. That's the irresistible set-up in One Of Us Is Lying, a twisty contemporary YA mystery (I was lucky enough to read an ARC). The four survivors take turns narrating, and they all have a motive to commit the crime. The tension mounts as their secrets come out, and the narrators race to solve the mystery before someone ends up taking the fall for a crime they didn't commit. The whole c...
  • Anna Priemaza
    Wow. Just… wow.ONE OF US IS LYING is a murder mystery that's chock full of characters you want to hug. Everyone has a secret. Everyone has made mistakes. Everyone is just so wonderfully human and flawed.I constantly wanted to hug everyone, and at the same time, I was suspicious of everyone. An author who can accomplish that… well, let's just say I'll be reading everything Karen McManus writes ever.
  • Liz Overberg
    4.75 stars! I really liked it!This was a well-written mystery. The clues came along at just the right pace to not make the "big reveal" totally obvious. I did guess "whodunit" fairly early on, but I still really enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down, because there was more to the story than the mystery. Serious page turner material with reluctant reader potential here, people.The narrative is comprised of the voices of the four main character...