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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen M. McManus

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thebookchaos's review

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adventurous mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Omg so, I just finished reading this and it's so fricking good!

I love how we are able to watch the plot developing from all the four main characters' points of view, and how none of them were perfect and one dimensional. They all had something - a secret, a motivation, a fear, a purpose — and Karen M. McManus wrote them so beautifully! 

I think the only downside was that I kind of figured out who the culprit behind everything was by the time I finished reading the first half. I don't know if it was just a lucky guess or if it was due to all the post-its I sticked onto my wall, though. Nevertheless  the fact that I stayed invested throughout the whole book while knowing who probably did it just shows how awesome this book is. 

ALSO, THE ROMANCE??? DAMN I LOVED IT

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ekcronin1's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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meghan_books22's review

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

Love this book <33. Love the characters except one or two . <spoiler > simon is so annoying istg< spoiler>. I really enjoyed this book tbf 

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abby_blackbeak's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0


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louisesmith's review

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emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Two words, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. The development in all of the characters - especially Bronwyn and Addy was not only much needed but also well done. They both became much more interesting characters and I liked the leader role that Addy had at the ending. I absolutely loved Nate, he gave me wattpad badboy vibes which suited his character so well. I loved how this novel highlighted the way that tragedy brings people together and that is exactly what it did with the Bayview Four. I liked all the creative ways that things were revealed bit by bit to the reader and the characters at the same time. The lawyers frustrated the heck out of me but that did make it more intriguing.  <I kept waiting for a huge plot twist and for one of the four to have fooled me the entire book but it never happened. However I wasn't actually disappointed by the real killed because I still never saw it coming until Kris pointed it out I felt that the book could have been longer had certain things been expanded on more but it also was not really necessary for a relatively fast paced book. It was a great read and I would definitely be recommending. I'm hoping that One of Us is Next is going to live up to the same standards.  

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anna_corals's review

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dark mysterious sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25


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raikowlreads's review

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adventurous mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

So. If I could give this book more than just a 5 star rating, I would. This book had such a good build-up to the final reveal of who the murderer is. Boy was I wrong.

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zafiro_o's review

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dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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sofieerikaterp's review

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5


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bookbitch111's review

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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