Book # 40 (of 52 for the 2020 Reading Challenge)
My Rating: 4.5
I really enjoyed this book as it has one of my favourite tropes: people locked in a place, one dies, the murderer is among the rest and they all know it.
This is a YA Mystery book in which we follow four High School students with very different profiles: A Geek, A Jock, A Criminal and A Princess, who are the main suspects of the murder of Simon. Simon has more enemies than friends thanks to his “gossip app” called About That but only these four students were in the same detention room with him when he died. We start on the day of Simon’s death, and we hear from the different perspectives of each of the suspects. After that, we follow the story day by day, week by week as the mystery evolves, more fingers are pointed and everyone has a motive for wanting Simon dead.
This book is the Young Adult version of a mix between The Breakfast Club, Gossip Girl and And There There Were None. It is one of those books with short chapters that you can’t put down as you keep telling yourself: One More Chapter.
One of Us is Lying was a very hyped book a couple of years ago and I definitely understand why. It covers a wide arrange of topics as Cyberbullying, Emotional Manipulation, Racism against immigrants and drug dealing at school level. I wish the author had explored a bit more of some of the topics instead of just rushing over them. But in general, it is a very easy to read book and the twists is not as predictable as I thought it would be.
Very Curious to see what the second book is about!