This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea PitcherThis Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

This Lie Will Kill You

byChelsea Pitcher

Hardcover | December 11, 2018

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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?
Title:This Lie Will Kill YouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 11, 2018Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:153444324X

ISBN - 13:9781534443242


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A fun, fast paced thriller and a real page turner. I’m going to have mostly negative things to say about this book but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it on some level. The story was rather bizarre and completely unrealistic. It felt like the script for a slasher movie more than a novel. I think this is a book best enjoyed by turning off your disbelief, skepticism, and maybe your brain in general and just going with the flow. As soon as you start questioning all the plot holes and loose ends become visible. If you can just go with it, it’s a fun, fast paced thriller and a real page turner. I kept feeling like something was strange about the writing style. Something was a bit off and I couldn’t quite place my finger on what. It was very disjointed, full of sentence fragments, manic in tone and felt somehow jagged. It was definitely not beautifully written. I do think that this was done on purpose to fit the frantic pace and cartoon-like brutality of the story. It was uncomfortable and suspenseful and made it hard to stop reading. I have to say that I figured out the villain(s) early on as it was pretty obvious who was responsible for the death and who was controlling the party. There’s also a big reveal about another unsolved case and that also held zero surprise. I’m not sure what the deal was with making the characters dress in different colours but the “bad” characters could not have been clearer if they were wearing black hats. The ending was moderately disappointing. There was less resolution than I wanted and it felt more like to story just fell apart. I think this will appeal to younger readers who want to be entertained for a few hours and don’t want to have to think very much. It is the equivalent of a teen movie like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” without the originality. It was a reasonably entertaining way to spend a few hours but not a book that I would read again, or am even likely to think about again. Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada and Margaret K. McElderry Books for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review
Date published: 2018-11-25

Editorial Reviews

"The fear is palpable, and the surprise is real as readers gradually unravel the tangled web of lies....Part high school drama, part suspense, the fast pace will keep readers on edge from start to finish."