Book Review: This Lie Will Kill You

Book Blurb:

Tell the truth. Or face the consequences. Pretty Little Liars meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller. 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?

About the Author:

Chelsea Pitcher is the author of The S-Word and This Lie Will Kill You. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves twisty mysteries. Follow her on twitter at @Chelsea_Pitcher and visit her website at

The Review:

I haven’t read much in the last few months. So when I came across This Lie Will Kill You in Crosswords, I jumped at the chance. It was the first time in ages that I was buying a book from a bookstore sans a discount! That is how happy I was when I realized the mall I was roaming around in had a Crosswords! But then I’m deviating…

This Lie Will Kill You is a similar story to One of Us is Lying. Perhaps the trend was started with Pretty Little Liars or 13 Reasons Why – but the trend of forcing people into uncomfortable situations, to confess to the truth has been a format that has been experimented with a lot. This story is not a love story. Neither is it the Young Adult book that people love to hate on. This is story about real characters caught in real situations, fighting to survive.

The story is of Brett Carmichael, Parker Addison, Ruby Valentine, Gavin Moon and Juniper Torres, and the deathly secretly that intertwined all of them. The secrets and the lies, the deception that had resulted in the untimely demised of a boy whose only crime had been to show up at the wrong place at the wrong time.

All five are invited to play a murder mystery game into the darkness of the night, while the world around the sleeps on. In that night they are forced to face their truths or they would suffer the consequences of staying silent. It was after a long time that I stayed up until 3 am, finishing a book because I was so taken by the story. I didn’t expect the twists and the turns the book threw at me. I did not expect the final revelation either.

If you are in the mood for reading some really good young adult fiction, this is the one book you should really pick up!

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