OneOfUsIsLying3.5 / 5 STARS   PUBLISHED MAY 2017

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.


I really don’t have much to say about this one. I was kind of disappointed by this mystery novel. Even though it did have me constantly changing my thoughts on who killed Simon, I was still hoping for more surprising twists and turns. It didn’t have me on the edge of my seat and I really wasn’t all that surprised by the outcome of who actually did it. So instead of the “OMG, no way!”, it was more of an “Oh, okay”. Overall it wasn’t a bad book and even though someone died it still had a happy ending.

SIDE NOTE: Now even though it wasn’t my greatest read, I think this novel will hit home for a lot of teens. Even with this novel being a murder mystery it still touches on an all too familiar issue that every teenager has had to face. Acceptance. Whether it’s being accepted by your friends, family, teachers or classmates. No one wants to be left out and some rejections can kill a person.


  1. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed most of it. I did feel like the novel worked too hard in the middle section to keep the police focused only on the quartet at the center of the story.

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