One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.
Plot: Five completely different people enter detention, but only four come out alive. The police determine that it wasn’t an accident, and Bronwym, Addy, Cooper and Nate are all suspects, especially when it’s revealed that the dead boy was about to expose all of their deepest, darkest secrets.
My comments: I, genuinely, absolutely loved this book. I read almost all of it in one day. It was captivating at every turn, with every chapter ending on a cliffhanger or a reveal, just something to urge you to carry on reading. It is truly masterful writing.
You follow the four perspectives of the suspects, which allows you to really understand the struggles in their lives, and how they could’ve played their part in the murder. This format really made me connect with the characters, and when something was revealed about them, I genuinely felt for them, and it really upset me. I fell in love with all of them, and watching them develop and become better versions of themselves made me so happy.
I genuinely couldn’t but this book down, there was never a good point to leave it, I just needed more all the time. And the big reveal at the end was so well done and written and wow. Words really can’t describe how much I love this book.
I think everyone should read this book, it’s got everything you want for a teen murder mystery, really.
Rating: 5 stars.