One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus | Book Review

August 13th

I’m going to start off this review the same way everyone else has. Imagine The Breakfast Club, but with a crime element. This is what we have in One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. We meet our characters on their way to detention, all for having cell phones in their bag during a science class. But the twist? Those weren’t their cell phones. Someone has planted them here in detention, and no one knows who. When one of the students ends up dead, the whole school turns on the four who remained in detention.

This book was okay, but was forgettable. At the time I’m writing the review (nearly a month later) I’ve forgotten most of the characters, most of the plot, and any of why I gave it a four star rating. I enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong, but it didn’t stick with me as many books do. It’s been two months since I read I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and I can still remember most of the details that haunted me with that. This thriller kept me reading during the book, but the experience ended as soon as it closed.