Waiting on Wednesday – Spotlight on One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.
My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week is One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. This one had me at “The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars.” The Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favorite movies and Pretty Little Liars is my ultimate guilty pleasure TV show, so this just sounds like the perfect read for me. It sounds positively scandalous!
One of Us is Lying
by Karen M. McManus
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
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.
Advance Praise for One of Us is Lying
“This fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own.”—Kirkus Reviews
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂
This sounds like a very interesting read! I hope you enjoy it 😀 Wonderful WoW pick 🙂
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
Thanks, I hope so too!
That comparison got me too. I’ll definitely be checking this one out. I mean, not surviving detention?? How could I pass this one up?
Haha, right? It got my attention right away when I read that.
Oh, I really want to read this one too! I never watched or read Pretty Little Liars, but anything that’s a bit Breakfast Club has me excited!
Right? The Breakfast Club is one of my all-time favorites so I was sold as soon as I read that in the blurb, haha.
Just looking at this cover gets me so excited!! I can’t wait for this one!
Right? It’s such a cool cover!
I was just looking at this one the other day! It sounds like a really interesting mystery. I hope that you enjoy reading this one. 🙂
Thanks, me too!
I think that is one of the most interesting comparisons to other things. I LOVE the Breakfast Club and the PLL vibe makes it more interesting. I am excited for this too
I thought so too. At first I was like how can something be like both The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars, but now I totally want to find out, haha 🙂
This sounds so good! Jeez, high school has gotten so much more cut-throat since I graduated!
Right? I’ve read several books set in high schools recently that make me so glad I’ve long since graduated, although it does make me a bit nervous for my son.