One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus

 

BOOK REVIEW:- 4 stars out of 5.

Five students walk into detention. Only four leave alive. This phrase is enough to arouse curiosity among readers. But I did not need to read this blurb on the back cover to pick this book because the title itself was intriguing enough to grab my attention. ONE OF US IS LYING. is a great book that will keep you hooked till the last page. It's a murder mystery coupled with teen drama. I read this book before watching the Netflix adaptation of this book, so I really enjoyed reading it. The story starts with a cliche where the main characters- Addy, Cooper,  Bronwyn, Nate, and Simon are in detention one afternoon. During detention, Simon dies when he drinks a cup of water from the counter present inside the room. The other four students become murder suspects and the police begin to investigate who among them has killed Simon. 

The writing is simple and easy to understand. I loved the author's style of narrating the story through the eyes of multiple characters. The question of 'Who killed Simon?' lingers throughout the book, making the reader desperate to know who the killer is. The plot twists, the secrets, the drama, the tension, and the characters- all come together to make this book a perfect read, although it felt like the story slowed down a bit in the middle. If you like the murder mystery genre, you should read this book. I assure you that you won't be disappointed. 



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