One of Us is Lying is an OK book if you’re into some non-heavy reads. The characters narrate their own stories which for me, contributes to its lightness. I don’t know how you want your books to be, but my choice is definitely something that won’t burden my “already burdened with work mind.”
The main characters are Bronwyn who became my instant favorite. She is a go-getter, smart, privileged and beautiful. Her parents were self-made immigrants who worked their way up despite the racial challenges faced in the past. The next one is Addy. She is a pretty blonde who is hot enough to be dating a rich and popular jock. Third is Cooper, another jock who is of good morals. As you read the book, you will learn why. Last but not the least, there’s Nate who is Bronwyn’s love interest. He was a drug pusher who happens to get intertwined with this chaos.
The story revolved on the death of Simon. He was a student who’s been sent to detention along with the above four characters, only that he didn’t come out alive. Of course, the rest of them became instant persons of interest.
The book is good enough although it lacked the thrill that I was expecting. I was more of curious as to what happened in detention and who was posting those Tumblr entries expressing the intent of killing Simon, and eventually, actually stating to have killed Simon. I wish there were more action. I felt that it was a love story rather than being a Thriller/Mystery. It didn’t have enough suspense so despite it being good, I am kind of torn whether to give it a two or a three – perhaps it’s something in between.
Anyhow, you got my point, I guess.