Friday, September 6, 2019

Review: One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Had this on my TBR for some time, and with this article stating that it may be filmed, and my choice of books rather bad (A Killer's Mind, The Lying Kind), I wanted to read something fast and entertaining.

This one, wow, gripped me right from the start. Up-to-date use of social media (tumblr, 4chan, etc.). Safety precautions mentioned, hacking mentioned but not really en-detail so as not to give a blueprint for would-be-hackers.

Told with short parts consisting of one POV from one of the 4 people in the room when Simon died.
Each with at least one secret that gets revealed, be it from Simons App "About That" or through normal leaks and gossip. Only a few have multiple secrets.

And a lot of twists, most I did not guess, even the reveal surprised me, that is always a good thing.

Highly recommended standalone, as it is concluded and even a few pages about what happens after the conclusion (like with Swipe Right for Murder which I also recommend), high-octane-page-turner, I nearly regret reading that during 3 days.

Really looking forward to the TV-series - if it happens. And will certainly look for other books from this author!

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