Today I recommend: One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus.

When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.

This was a totally engrossing mystery- I spent the whole time wondering who killed the gossipy outcast, Simon, and was convinced throughout the book that I had figured it out only to change my mind a few pages later. The characters sound like stereotypes right out of the Breakfast Club but each grows and develops into a well-rounded person throughout the book. It was nice to have chapters from the point of view of each of the teens. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and suspense. If you liked Truly Devious or Pretty Little Liars you should check out this book.

One of Us is Lying can be found in the Young Adult section at YA MCMANUS.

~aw

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