En af os Lyver
Title: One of us is lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: En af os lyver
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery & Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
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.
The story was decent up to a point but after that, it turned downhill. The book relied way too much on stereotypes and their interaction with each other. The writing annoyed me very much and almost had me skip parts of the book.
Even the story’s plot was predictable and took away the suspension of finding out, whom was the culprit. I wasn’t a fan of how the characters were portrait and some of the things that happened during the book had me alarmed. Even the clarification of our little mystery bummed me out deeply out. The things that the author had intended being interesting just felt flat and I was deeply disappointed by this read.
I wouldn’t recommend reading this book since so much didn’t make sense. Unfortunately, I can’t go into specifics, however the author wrote things that annoyed and frankly, made me really pissed off.
If you liked Gossip Girl either the books or the television series, you’ll definitely find some similarities or perhaps the mysteries happening in Riverdale; even though they share some common problems, they are still worldly apart when it comes to the subjects they focus upon.