When I One of Us is Lying to my 2019 book list, I didn’t know it was a teen mystery. It only took me a few pages into the first chapter to realize it, but that didn’t stop me from reading and throughly enjoying it.

One of Us is Lying: Amazon Description

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. 
 the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. 
the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
 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? 

My Review

After the tiny print of My Family and Other Animals and good, but serious, Becoming, One of Us is Lying was the perfectly short, easy, teen mystery read. I read it in about three days, mostly laying in the sun on our patio. I figured it out a little halfway through, but that didn’t stop me from finishing. Even so, it was a smart, fast-paced, and twisted mystery.