This Lie Will Kill You, by Chelsea Pitcher
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Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: December 11, 2018
Length: 320 pages
Times Read: Once
Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.
Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago.
One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.
But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.
Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.
Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?
What I Liked: I’m going to start this review out by assuming you’ve all seen my all-time favorite movie, Clue.
Both because it’s an excellent movie and also because it’s an excellent comp to this book. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. I mean guys, it has 3 different endings.
♥ This book was fun. I read the whole thing in one sitting because I felt like I was watching a movie, and I had to keep watching to see what was going to happen next. It was like a messed up version of Clue crossed with old Christopher Pike books.
♥ I’m a sucker for stories like this, former friends trapped together in a creepy mansion to face the past and try to survive. According to Goodreads, I’m definitely in the minority here, but I loved the characters. They were all strong and well-defined, and all of them had well-kept secrets. Ruby was a really complex girl with a lot going on underneath the surface, and she was for sure my favorite.
♥ It was way more emotional than I had any idea it would be. I don’t want to spoil anything, but there was one couple I didn’t expect, and their story was heartbreaking.
What I Didn’t: There ended up being more people involved in the whole thing than I thought there would be, but it wasn’t really a bad thing.
⊗ It got a little confusing at the end. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention as well, maybe it was something about the last couple chapters, but I got a little lost wondering who went where and what happened to so and so. My advice is to focus instead of assuming you know what’s going on.
Favorite Quotes: “The thing about fear is, it doesn’t go away once the most terrible thing has happened. It compounds, so you expect more terrible things to happen. You wait for them.”
“You can do anything you want. Don’t you know that? You could set the world on fire, or you could save it.”