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.
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Release Date: May 30, 2017
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Young Adult | Mystery and Suspense
One of Us is Lying is a really good young adult mystery. I found myself enjoying it while reading and WANTING to read it when I wasn’t. To say I was eager to figure out “who-dun-it” would be an understatement. I felt like I was in a constant state of NEED to know. This my friends makes for a really intriguing and well written novel.
Now, while I immensely enjoyed the book for the most part, I do have to admit that some parts felt slow. Being a mystery/thriller/suspense book, one would imagine it would be fairly fast paced ESPECIALLY considering these kids were racing against the clock to figure out who killed Simon before their lives were more devastated than they already were. Unfortunately, the pace didn’t FIT with the storyline. I don’t necessarily mean it felt like this the whole book, but the middle certainly slowed down.
Now on to the twist. Was I expecting it? Not REALLY but I did have a sneaking suspicion. I think the twist was PERFECT and UNIQUE for the story especially for the targeted age group. Us seasoned mystery readers have seen IT ALL I think which takes away the shock, but for those who don’t read the genre a lot will certainly LOVE the twist.
All in all, this is a good, solid read and I’m excited to read the sequel which was just released.
CHECK OUT THE AUTHORS OTHER BOOKS
▶ One of Us is Next (the sequel): https://amzn.to/2Np9nJ9
▶ Two Can Keep a Secret (stand alone): https://amzn.to/2tfhiBY
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