AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus


Publication Date: May 30, 2017
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery, YA
Narrators: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, Robby Daymond

Publisher: Listening Library
 10 hours 43 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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'm not surprised this was turned into a TV series.  It screams teen drama show and of course I loved it.  I was drawn into the mystery and drama of the story line. I played along while they tried to discover which of them or if not them, who may have killed Simon.

There is a lot of angsty teen drama and but it worked.  It took me back to high school when everything was high drama and everything seemed world ending. 

There are references of the Breakfast Club the 80's teen movie and this feels very much like it.  A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal walk into detention but only 4 of them leave alive. 

The narrators were fantastic and really kept the story alive.  Definitely a great YA book. 

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