This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

This Lie Will Kill You

Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago. One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died. Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…...

Details This Lie Will Kill You

TitleThis Lie Will Kill You
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Reviews This Lie Will Kill You

  • Anja
    *2 WTF STARS*In the blurb they said this would be like Clue meets Riverdale... Sounds great right? Color me intrigued! Well, unfortunately it ended up being a big fat no for me.I really don’t know what to say about this. I can’t even properly put my finger on what exactly I disliked about this! The storyline was basically all over the place, I couldn’t care less about any of the characters, everything felt so unbelievably unrealistic, it wa...
  • Mandy White
    This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher sounded like the perfect book for me... Pretty Little Liars meets Riverdale.... 2 of my favourite shows. Unfortunately it just did not live up to this at all for me. It was creepy but totally unrealistic and I really did struggle with it. I was enjoying it in the beginning but it went downhill for me once the kids got to the scary house. I loved the idea of this story but it fell flat for me.Thank you to ...
  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    This book was F-U-N. It was like CLUE meets I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. I enjoyed it immensely. That said, I DID figure out the plot twist very early on (lol).
  • Lou
    There are few things that upset me more than a sound, if slightly unoriginal, premise being wasted through poor execution, and I'm afraid that's exactly what happened with This Lie Will Kill You. Don't get me wrong, the author has some glorious flashes of brilliance but they were quickly displaced in my memory by innumerable issues. The author does create a creepy atmosphere and at points, the writing is engaging, at others it's barely coherent. ...
  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    This is a great young adult horror and reminded me a bit of the old Scream/ I know what you did...films etc. Teenagers really should learn to trust their instincts when given a ticket to a mysterious house and the only other people invited are linked to the murder of a boy. Seriously! However if they did behave sensibly we wouldn't have a book :)Twelve months ago Shane was killed and now the 5 people linked to him are invited to the aforesaid mys...
  • Liz Barnsley
    *2.5 stars.Yes. But No.Loved the idea of this one but sadly, for this reader, it just wasn't there.That's not to say it's all bad. The premise is sound for anyone who loves things like I Know What You Did Last Summer (in fact you could probably use that title for this story too) and the kind of stuck with a killer who will survive vibe.The writing goes between pretty good and not so hot, but the plotting is all over the place. The bad guy was so ...
  • MissBecka
    Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for this ARC.This is exactly what I needed! A fantastic YA mystery with hints of the board game Clue sprinkled throughout the night.I blew through this, it was so addictive. The story is nothing new, but the writing had me turning page after page!Something I will recommend to anyone looking for an easy, quick read with some surprises thrown in.
  • Erin
    Seems as though I’m going against the trend here, but I really enjoyed this book!I don’t watch either of the shows that it has been likened to, so I don’t have a comparison, but it definitely has elements of Kara Thomas’ The Cheerleaders, Karen M. McManus’ One of Us is Lying and a dash of Gossip (the movie). Set in a creepy mansion (I pictured Victorian Gothic) this book takes place over one evening, with flashbacks to a year ago detail...
  • Carlene Inspired
    Find this review and others at Carlene Inspired.3.5 StarsA modern day Clue murder mystery, in This Lie Will Kill You author Chelsea Pitcher takes five teens on a dangerous journey that forces them to examine the truth. Was it Ruby far away from the party but a vital character nonetheless? Was it Gavin with his camera and a red pen? Maybe it was the duo, Parker and his money and his muscle Brett? Or perhaps it was Juniper in the pool? It might hav...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    "...They climbed into the car together, three little criminals ducking their heads. Three little lairs, beautiful and terrifying in their capacity for love, their capacity for vengence." I am conflicted. I got the creepy vibes I wanted from the story and the setting, but I didn’t love the characters or some of the interactions in the story. This Lie Will Kill Youis the perfect light spooky read. The location and the premise really shine with a...
  • Jaime
    Disclosure: This book was provided to me by Edelweiss free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. This book is scheduled to be released on December 11, 2018 by Margaret K. McElderry Books.I have a confession to make.  I am a complete sucker for shows like "Pretty Little Liars" and "Harper's Island".  You know, the genre of show where I can yell, "Bitch, try locking your door!" and for one hour feel slightly superior that I would...
  • ♥ Kayleigh Kehoe ⚜ (Awkword Reviews)✍
    3.5 ⭐This was good. This is the kind of book I would love to see Netflix adapt into a series. It's enigmatic, thrilling, enjoyable and detailed. It's a familiar theme, very I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Pretty Little Liars, but the author owns it, runs with it, and throws it into the air as dark confetti as the reader watches this mystery unfold with their eyes. "There'd been a party to plan, with a very exclusive guest list. A killer ...
  • Amy
    My hopes weren't exactly high going into this so I can safely say I was pleasantly surprised. Its not much of a mystery (its pretty easy to figure out who dunnit), but there was a twist at the end that I was not expecting. The language was sometimes too lyrical and flowery for the genre and it can sometimes be a little... cringe-y. But it is wildly addicting and compulsively readable. Regardless of my criticisms above, its really quite enjoyable.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    RTC for blog tour. Thank you to the publisher for sending me a physical copy for review.
  • Jenn
    I received a digital ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.Five teens are invited to a locked-room, murder mystery night and the one who solves the mystery will will a $50,000 scholarship. But when they arrive and find out who their competition is for this scholarship, they realize that they have an actual death (murder?) in common. They quickly realize that the scholarship was a ruse and they're really there to figure out/confess...
  • Lo O'Neill
    I really wanted to like this story, the plot was intriguing and I am on a bit of a mystery/intrigue kind of roll at the moment. Sadly, This Lie Will Kill You just didn’t do it for me and I do feel bad saying that because I can see the potential of the book. I was left with the feeling that the author/publisher should just have held this one back for a little longer and worked out the finer points and they could have had an enjoyable murder myst...
  • Jay G
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel:* I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review * 3.5/5 Stars One year ago, 5 teenagers attended a party where somebody ended up dead. Each teenager played a role in the death that night but have never talked about it since. After receiving an invitation to compete for a scholarship, they quickly discover that...
  • Alyssa
    Received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.One year ago, at a party in December, a series of events happened that led to the death of a teenager. Five teens had played a part in that death, but no one really knew what happened. Fast forward one year, and each of these students receive an exclusive invitation to compete for a $50,000 scholarship. After the events of last year’s party, they could each use that money for college so...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    What started off as a great premise turned into a hot mess with flat characters and a plot that made no sense. Chelsea Pitcher’s word building is at times beautiful, almost poetic. I liked another book of hers, but can’t see any reason to recommend THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU.
  • Susan
    I’m going to have mostly negative things to say about this book but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it on some level. The story was rather bizarre and completely unrealistic. It felt like the script for a slasher movie more than a novel. I think this is a book best enjoyed by turning off your disbelief, skepticism, and maybe your brain in general and just going with the flow. As soon as you start questioning all the plot holes and loose en...
  • Megan Leprich
    The synopsis of this book was telling me yes, yes, yes. And then I read the book and all I'm saying is a big fat no. I am in a huge book funk right now and just about every book I've started reading is not intriguing me whatsoever so that may be clouding my judgement of this book but I really, REALLY didn't like it. Like, gave up with less than 100 pages left.This book is about a group of friends that a year after a tragedy are trying to put thei...
  • Aoife
    Another entry in the growing 'teen mystery' genre. This is reminiscent of Christopher Pike's Weekend; a group of teens all played a part in hurting another, and are now being made to confess after being lured to a party. It's a simple story, with several twists, some of which I saw coming and some I didn't. It's hard to strike a balance between 'boring flashbacks', 'too much information in the wrong order' and 'destroyed all the tension' but Chel...
  • Ruthsic
    Warnings: domestic violence, abusive ex, gas-lighting, suicidal ideation, physical violence (assault), revenge pornA murder 'mystery' in the vein of slasher movies where a group of teens are lured into a mansion as part of a revenge plot, This Lie Will Kill You doesn't really keep us in suspense. It is pretty predictable in its set-up, as well as the identity of both the 'bad guys' - the one who caused the murder and the one who is taking revenge...
  • Read InAGarden
    Not a lot of quality and depth here. But This Lie Will Kill You will be enjoyed by teens who like formula horror movies.
  • Nikki
    I picked this up because I wanted something easy to read and have been in a thriller mood. And while it fulfilled those requirements, I found that it didn’t do much else for me. For a start it’s full of horrible manipulative characters. Even those who weren’t as much felt coloured by it. And all the motivations seemed surface deep. Parker for example is so clearly a massive **** (fill in with your favourite four letter word!). He is manipul...
  • Heather Harrison
    I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest here it is.This book is a mash up of “Pretty Little Liars” meets “I Know What You Did Last Summer” with a dash of “Clue” mixed in for good measure. I think that’s where my problem with this book stems from: there’s just too much going on. It’s unnecessarily boggled, but not in a clever murder mystery kind of way. The premise starts out solid. Five high ...
  • Candyce Kirk
    This Lie Will Kill You started out really strong for me. I loved the fact that the chapters were switched between the five characters. It's clear something has happened, but it's not clear what exactly happened! Only that someone died.The idea of a murder mystery dinner to earn a scholarship is definitely unique and I liked the sound of a murder mystery. It's clear that we can puzzle along with the characters. They all receive costumes and once a...
  • Moon
    I bought this on a whim because it was on offer and I had gone on a preorder rampage on Waterstones (special editions, signed editions, why?!). Nevermind, I got home, sat down to read, and didn't get up until I was done. It was a good read, and a relatively quick read (about 2-3 hours), but I didn't feel like it was too short, neither too long. The "murder mystery" was also intriguing in its own, and some of the twists I foresaw but then others f...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    OMG! What a twisty mystery! I just loved it! The story follows 5 high school kids that get a letter in the mail inviting them to a Murder Mystery Dinner where they can win 50K. It just so happens that these 5 chosen where all involved in an incident a year prior that lead to the death of someone. I am not going to go into the story more as to not spoil it but I will say that you will never guess the ending! I highly recommend this book to everyon...
  • Daisy
    was not at all on board with this until about halfway through. superficial and un-fleshed-out characters made me lack empathy and i didn’t feel like i was rooting for either side (though to be honest i had no idea who was against who towards the end...). the final third was, admittedly, more exciting than the rest of it, but can’t go more than two stars because of the characters and the utter confusion of the entire affair. it also kind of re...