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One of Us Is Lying
One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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.
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MMFinck
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Terrific! I adored this book. Every character and their arcs were perfectly crafted. I didn‘t watch Gossip Girl, but this has similar gist of gossip-spilling with horrible consequences. Highly recommend.

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MartinaLove
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5/5 🌟
This was one interesting murder and mystery book.
I went into it without knowing anything about the story.
The story did grab my intention from page one. After all, 5 kids in detention, 4 comes out alive but what really happened that day? Almost everyone in this book is a suspect and it's not until the last 100 pages that your starting to maybe figure out what really happend.

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Emma_Ryane_8
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This book is amazing so many twists you don‘t expect you also have an unexpected love that you can‘t help but root for there is so many amazing things about this book I do recommend

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MartinaLove
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I am so intrigued by this book. Have you read it? Is it as good as it sound? 🙂🛁

BookishBlonde12 Just finished this the other day and enjoyed every minute! 6d
Stacypatrice I liked it too 😁 6d
MartinaLove @BookishBlonde12 @Stacypatrice I like it so far. I'm going to try to read it in one setting. I won't be able to sleep before I know what really happened. 6d
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BookishBlonde12
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Five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. All four are suspect, and they each have something to hide. This really is a combination of The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars!

MelissaSue81 I liked this one, but found it VERY predictable. Did you guess the ending?
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BookishBlonde12 @MelissaSue81 I had an inkling that one of the characters were involved. But not until closer to the end. 1w
Victoriahoperose Yes! Awesome description!! 1w
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Sarah93
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2w
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mirsophie
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This was a twisty thriiler. It was a lot like Pretty Little liars but with different twists you never saw the ending or plot twists coming. It was unpredictable and juicy. This was the perfect read for me right now because it did not have too much romance in it which is good for me right now because I can't handle romance. I can't wait to read more books by this author and the next in this series.

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Sarah93
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The sad part about finding a really good book knowing that at some point its going to end 💔

KristenDuck Loved this one 2w
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Nebklvr
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A soapy, intense, angsty teen murder mystery. I can‘t believe how much i enjoyed it.

jmtrivera Right? It is ridiculously fun. 2w
Nebklvr @jmtrivera I haven‘t read her second book yet but have it out from the library 2w
jmtrivera @Nebklvr I have it on my shelf. Couldn't resist it after the first. 2w
Nebklvr @jmtrivera 🤞Hope it is just as good 2w
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Sarah93
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How can my heart be hammering this hard and I still be alive? It should have burst out of my chest by now.

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Mdargusch
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I loved this YA mystery told by 4 students who witnessed the death of a classmate. Who exactly was involved in the death of Simon just as he was ready to reveal secrets of the students online? Or was it an accident?

This does not read as a YA and one of my favorite thrillers last year.

#yousay #amonthofsongs

LeahBergen This sounds good! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this one!! 2w
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 2w
Reviewsbylola This was fantastic! I‘m so glad I ignored my current distaste for YA and read this one. 2w
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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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maleahrae
One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This book wasn't groundbreaking or earth shattering, but I enjoyed it and could not put it down! I also could not figure out who did it. I'm really glad I didn't choose a career as an investigator because I usually don't...

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HaleyG14
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I absolutely loved this book! Two of my favorite genres combined true crime meets teen romance. Even though the end wasn‘t completely unpredictable, I could not put this book down. There were things that kept me surprised and turning the page to the very end!

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#booksfromfriends

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DarcysMom
One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Friday afternoon vibes.

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DarcysMom
One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Books from friends are the best! Thanks @cherinium ❤🥰❤
#booksfromfriends

JohannaRose I love this book! I just finished Two Can Keep A Secret by the same Author 😊 1mo
cherinium I hope you like it! 1mo
DarcysMom @cherinium I gulped down the first 60 pages in one sitting. If I hadn't had errands to run, I would probably be halfway through it by now. It is really entertaining! 🤩 1mo
cherinium I get it. This is one of those very easy to read books that keeps you interested, while not requiring a lot of mental energy. It helped me get out of a pretty bad slump a few months ago. 1mo
DarcysMom @cherinium Exactly! It is perfect no pressure reading. 1mo
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Samplergal
One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Mehso-so

#booked2019
#spring
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I have been trudging through this for a couple of weeks. It‘s never good when you get the killer from the get go. I know...YA... but it was so easy. I wouldn‘t recommend this one unless you‘re really into YA. I only read for the challenge. I‘m finished all the six challenges and will go on to summer. It WAS 86 today here.

MelissaSue81 Yeah. I guessed this one pretty quickly too. 1mo
Cinfhen I thought this one was fun 1mo
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Johanna414
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This is one of those books I would have read in a single sitting back in my pre-motherhood days... just pure, addictive fun. I saw a few of the twists coming, but there were still a couple surprises.

MelissaSue81 I liked her second book even better (this one was pretty predictable to me) 1mo
Johanna414 @MelissaSue81 I‘m definitely going to check it out! 1mo
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KristenDuck
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Five high school students are in detention together (reminiscent of The Breakfast Club), and they were all placed there for having a cell phone in class, yet they are all claiming to be framed.

Things take a dramatic turn when one with a peanut allergy has an allergic reaction and dies. All he did was drink water, and why were there no epi-pens in the nurse‘s office?

A page turner, and I did not see the ending coming, which is always a bonus!

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Johanna414
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I know you are all chomping at the bit to find out what titles I chose to book talk to my library‘s book club next week... so here they are!
Our public librarian asked me to choose the book and lead the discussion for our May book - so I‘m going to have them vote at our April meeting next week. Hopefully they‘ll be enthusiastic about reading a MG or YA, but I included an adult title just in case.

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Johanna414
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Random question from anyone who has read this book- does it end on a cliffhanger?

I‘m trying to come up with a list of potential books as I‘m hosting our library‘s book club next month, and I won‘t bother pre-reading this if it has a cliffhanger at the end. I won‘t do that to my other book club members! 😂

JoScho Not that I recall! 1mo
Johanna414 @JoScho thank you! I knew that it had a sequel, so I didn‘t want to waste time pre-reading the book if you end up having to read the 2nd book just to find out who the killer is (edited) 1mo
TheLibrarian I don‘t think so. 1mo
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Johanna414 @TheLibrarian thanks! Now that I‘m looking into it, what I thought was a sequel might just be another thriller by the same author? 1mo
LibrarianRyan Nope. All wrapped up in a stand alone book. 1mo
LibrarianRyan The second book isn‘t really a sequel according to the author. And from what I saw it doesn‘t have the same characters. 1mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan perfect! Thank you. I‘m going to start it tonight. I‘m stressing way more about choosing books for this adult book club than for my middle school book clubs! They asked me to do a middle grade/YA month 1mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan I think I just assumed because of the One/Two in the titles 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Johanna414 I used to run a teen reads for adults book club and I agree. I made them pick their own. I gathered like 5 0 popular titles and one meeting day we sat down and picked the next 6 months of books. I liked one of us is lying. I think it‘s a nice bridge for adults who don‘t normally read YA. It has themes and reads like some popular mystery books. 1mo
Johanna414 @LibrarianRyan that‘s pretty much my plan... I‘m going to book talk 4 to 5 options and have them vote on which one they‘d like to read. 1mo
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Readaholics
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Breakfast club meets murder....when a boy dies in detention there are 4 student suspects. They are the typical jock, stoner, nerd and beauty queen. Each has motive and the opportunity but all swear innocence. The best part is how g#each chapter is told from a different point of view of the Four teens involved. #murder #mystery #highschoolisweird

ChasingOm I read this one yesterday and now I want all the high school thriller mysteries, lol. 1mo
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danimgill
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Mehso-so

Had today off and spent it doing laundry and reading this entire book! It kept me engaged and had me second guessing my theories but it also dealt with some pretty heavy things in a less nuanced way than I would have liked. Vague for spoiler reasons of course, but maybe that just comes with this being YA. I might still check out her newest book though, this was a decent way to spend a rainy chore afternoon!

jenniferajanes I think you might like Two Can Keep a Secret. I liked it much more than this one! 1mo
danimgill @jenniferajanes Ooh, good to know! I‘ll place a library hold 😁 1mo
jenniferajanes @danimgill I‘m interested to know how you like it! 1mo
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cmarie
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Absolutely loved this. The characters proved to be so much more than their cliches, and you never really knew who all the characters were until the end despite the stream of consciousness.
Would highly recommend!
Only downside; what do you listen to with this, ABBA or the Breakfast Club soundtrack? 🤔

WhatWouldJaneDo Breakfast Club soundtrack for sure! I really loved this one too 1mo
ShyBookOwl Sounds like The Breakfast Club murder mystery! Awesome. John Lindqvist ruined ABBA for me with his bone-chilling book Little Star 😳 1mo
cmarie @WhatWouldJaneDo made the right choice then haha I was surprised by how much I liked it! I was engrossed 1mo
cmarie @ShyBookOwl that sums it up perfectly 😂 the thought of something ruining ABBA is the real bone -chilling thought there 😱 1mo
ShyBookOwl @cmarie I know! But trust me, he pulls it off lol 1mo
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LokiDokey
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#wonderouswednesday @eggs
1. Traveling
2. Babysitting. Then bagging groceries.
3. Recently? I can't remember. It's been awhile.
4. One of Us is Lying
5. @LibrarianJen @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks is for the tag! ☺️ 2mo
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cmarie
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Are my TBR shelves overflowing to the point I fear I'll never actually get to read them all? Yes.
Could I say no to a good deal? Absolutely not 🤷‍♀️

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biblioskye
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Half-way through and I‘m really hooked!! I need more books with the same genre as this! Any suggestions?

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Victoriahoperose
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I definitely enjoyed this one. It was fast paced and fun and it stayed interesting all the way through. The twist surprised me and the characters were intriguing also. Definitely reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars in some ways which I love so its probably another reason why I enjoyed it!

whippoorwill815 My library hold for this just came in! Yay! 2mo
Victoriahoperose @whippoorwill815 oh good! It‘s a fast read. I enjoyed it. Definitely had a good ending 😊 2mo
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shellleigh33
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Finished up this audiobook. 4 ⭐️ that kept my attention the whole time. Did not see the ending coming at all!!

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AsYouWish
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1. I loved this book and have recommended it to a lot of people.
2. I pull all the blankets up, but I don't fully make it.
3. 56°
4. I have a lot. Mustard on potato chip, peanut butter, mayo and salsa sandwiches, and peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.
5. Hello Littens, Happy Friyay!!! I hope you are having a great day!!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

TheDaysGoBy That book really was loads of fun! 2mo
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SassyPants617
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This book kept me guessing the WHOLE TIME. Loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BooknerdsLife
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Hello Everyone! Been away for family vacation and finally back to reality! After few weeks of resting and sorting things out I‘m back! Here my books haul from Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mostly Chinese translated book, 2 by Japanese authors, 1 by Taiwanese writer & also a Chinese edition of #HowToStopTime by Matt Haig. Rest I got them on sales.
Please give me some time to go through your replies & posts🤗❤️ So good to be back & see what you‘re reading😊

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SassyPants617
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Starting this one today! With my margarita of course 💁🏻‍♀️🤓

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AlizaApp
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Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liar and Gossip Girl. Four teens try to solve a murder they are accused of after a boy they all had reasons to hate dies in an after-school detention. A fun YA thriller that I devoured in one sitting.

jmtrivera Isn't it great? Soooo much fun. 2mo
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pocketmermaid
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Onward in my audiobook queue. I used to not be able to start a new audiobook the same day I finish one, because I need to time decompress. But that‘s changed over the past few weeks. I‘ve been on an audiobook bender!

LibrarianJen Is this one good on audio? 2mo
pocketmermaid @LibrarianJen So far, so good! 2mo
LibrarianJen Awesome! I‘ll put in on my list for after I get through Song of Achilles and Circe. 2mo
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thebookishtype15
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Loved this book! This was such a well done whodunnit, especially for a YA book. I connected with all the characters and was always drawn into it. This was great.

Hope_a It is in my TBR pile for so much time (along with its sequel). It is about time to grab it. 3mo
thebookishtype15 Read it soon! It's worth bumping up 3mo
ilyssa.g I loved this book too! 3mo
Nute I‘ve heard that this is well-written. I can‘t wait to read it! 2mo
thebookishtype15 It's great! 😊 2mo
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Chantel15
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Had a great time meeting Karen M. McManus. #TFOB

saguarosally Hope you enjoyed TFOB! I haven‘t had the chance to go since 2017 and I miss it dearly! 3mo
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JoyBlue
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I started this expecting to actively dislike it. Not only didn't I dislike it, I actively liked it. I was so pleasantly surprised! The characters are stereotypes, but the plot and character development were good.

I've read several reviews that objected to the treatment of sexuality and mental illness. I'm going to keep thinking about that. If these are sensitive areas for you, be cautious.

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thebookishtype15
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I'm really enjoying One of Us is Lying. It's so intriguing. I have it on audiobook right now which is good but I'm so into it I may need to get a physical copy to read it faster.

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Gizmo86
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I love love loved this book so much. I sussed the ending but still really enjoyed watching everything unravel. Loved the characters and storyline and how everyone had their own quirks and individual characters. Fantastic book.

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light12345
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Awesome read! Finished in one day

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mngraham
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This book had me hooked from the first sentence! I loved all the twists and turns that were incorporated. I was definitely not expecting the ending!

Sg1224 Totes adding it to my Mt. Everest of TBR! 😆 3mo
Reviewsbylola Such a great book! 3mo
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BookishGirl06
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Just finished this and I loved it. The real killer is not at all who you expect. The whole thing is a page turner and the last part really does fly by.

BookishMarginalia This one is terrific too: 3mo
BookishGirl06 @BookishMarginalia planning to read that soon 3mo
Gayan I loved it. 3mo
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BookishGirl06
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Gonna try to get some more reading done for this and call it a night. Probably won‘t finish it but we‘ll see. 145 pages in

megansaurusrex Please update with how this one is, i have been debating reading this for awhile! 3mo
BookishGirl06 @megansaurusrex I‘ll try lol. I have tomorrow off so should have it done but it depends on my mood and if I have things I need to do. :) 3mo
megansaurusrex Sweet! Sorry if that sounded demanding, I didn't mean it that way. I haven't seen too many people pick this one up. 3mo
BookishGirl06 @megansaurusrex you‘re fine and I feel like it was pretty popular last year 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I very much enjoyed this YA thriller. Five kids go into detention & within a couple of hours, one of them is dead. For the remaining four, trouble is just beginning. Each has a secret (I think the author did a good job giving each believable motivations for not wanting those secrets revealed) & will soon discover who their real friends are when they all become murder suspects. Entertaining, fast-paced read sure to keep you guessing. Recommended.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Next read on this three day weekend...

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