Book Review For One Of Us Is Lying – One Of Us Is Lying

Author – Karen M Mcmanias

Book Review For One Of Us Is Lying

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.

Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.

Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.

Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.

Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.

And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of 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.


I gave this 4 stars

My Thoughts

I was so gripped, I knew I was going to read till the very end to find out what happened. I mean who doesn’t love a who did it book?!

Why I Enjoyed This Read

The plot twist at the end was worth the wait!! I loved every character’s story, I loved how we weren’t just hearing from one of the character’s, we got to know them all. My fav has to be Addy I think, even tho she made a mistake it turned out to be the right mistake.

I loved following Nate and Bronwyn, the bond growing.

Who Would Enjoy This Read

Anyone who loves a who did it mystery, you’ll love this one. So much suspense and excitement as you read on to find out what really happened in that classroom. Its a story that brings 4 people who wouldnt spend time together, closer than ever because they are now connected.

Overall Thoughts

I got confused at first with all the different character’s but after a while you get to know who’s who and it all makes sense and you manage to keep up. They are all different in their own way and all have a different story as to who they are and how they were in the classroom in the first place.





  • Danny

    This sounds like a great plot concept, and it looks like the book lives up to it. Your summary definitely piqued my interest! What kind of age range would you recommend this book to? It sounds like it could be quite an intense read, would you say 18 and up, or is it less intense than it sounds? Thanks again for the great review!

  • Theresa

    Okay, I clicked the link, and I’m going to buy this book on Friday when I get paid. I am a total book lover and am always looking for something new to read, so your website is bookmarked as a new favorite. While I don’t normally read mysteries or “who did it” type books, the various characters and social concept behind this book really appeals to me. I’m also a writer, and I am always interested in seeing how other writers pull off complex storylines with multiple main characters. I can’t wait to see who the focal character is and how the author juggles the storylines and brings them all together. I am excited for this one…please keep reviewing!

  • Salim

    I feel the story behind this, is quite epical. Nice plot and a form of creative writing, most especially as it fits into today’s social media age. I will really love to purchase this book after I read your review page. You have succinctly explained the story in prelude to us. More grease to your elbow! I love reading book with similar stories and suspense idea.

    thanks, good day

  • Babsie Wagner

    It’s like Clue!  Who did it!!  I can’t tell you how much I love these kinds of books.  I also love the shows on TV like the Forensic Files and Dateline.  They intrigue me, and I’ve always loved the board game Clue lol.  This one sounds great, and our enthusiasm for the book shows through in your review, which makes me want to read it even more.  My daughter and I share books, so I’m going to see if this might be one she’s interested in.  I definitely am.

  • Triumphant Life TV

    This sounds like an incredible plot idea, and it would seem that the book satisfies it. Your rundown certainly aroused my advantage! What sort of age range would you prescribe this book to? It sounds like it could be a significant extraordinary perused, OK state 18 and up, or is it not so exceptional? Much obliged again for the extraordinary audit!

  • Chas

    I am not usually a who done it person, but you have me wondering. I did like the clue game but it seemed I was mostly wrong. You did a great job, in detailing the story without revealing who did it! Can you do some sci-fi reviews in the future for us science fiction lovers? Great review, and a nice place to get the latest books!

  • Jose Cruz

    Hello Jayde, this book sounds like  a great read. I usually tend to lean toward non-fiction books, but a good fiction read has a lot of truth embedded into it. 

    When I began to read your review, it reminded it me of the movie “The Breakfast Club”, except that no one dies in that one. I believe that human nature nature is naturally curious, and thus books that involve a mystery are hold a natural attraction for most for most of us. 

    Thank you for  your great review,


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