Review: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

About the book:

Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens all 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.

Instead, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge who wants to finally unravel the truth about what actually happened 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?

Review by Katy Haye:

Oh my. I picked this up on a recommendation and because it outright said it was perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and I love Karen McManus’s stories.

Well, for maybe as much as the first half of This Lie Will Kill You I thought it was a solid read, but not remarkable; a bit of a wannabe. But from the halfway point I was utterly hooked. The writing is so vivid and intense I was truly inside the characters’ heads (and that’s a mixed blessing in this story, to be honest).

I guessed a twist I wasn’t even looking for a moment before the characters got there and it was so remarkable I exclaimed aloud (it’s okay, I was on my own; no witnesses). And the last quarter or so was read late at night with my eyes closing in the bookworm’s mentality of “I promise I’ll finish at the end of this chapter … okay maybe one more…”

I absolutely loved This Lie Will Kill You. It’s about love and friendship, and infatuation and control, and truth and lies, and revenge and forgiveness. The plotting is perfect and the writing flawless.

Stupendous. Read it and lose out on sleep!

Katy Haye is the author of the Clockwork War series, a YA steampunk adventure featuring Clara, a mechanical genius who just wants to keep her family safe, and young lord Gordy who’s hiding a remarkable secret.

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