Book Review : This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

“That smoldering skeleton had once been a boy, and that boy had been loved. Held. Kissed.

Not anymore. The fire had transformed him into a creature of ashes and bone, and the sight made the girl tremble, tears sliding down her cheeks. She needed to be strong. No, she needed to be cold, like an unfeeling doll. Porcelain limbs couldn’t tremble, and a heart made of plastic couldn’t ache this terribly. It couldn’t break. It couldn’t bleed.”

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Book Details

Title: This Lie Will Kill You

Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Date Published: December 11, 2018

Number of Pages: 320 pages

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

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📚 Series:  No.
📚 Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller.
📚 POV:  Multiple.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings:  Domestic abuse. Physical assault. Suicidal tendencies. Revenge. Gaslighting.
⚠ Read if: you enjoy teen slasher films and reads.

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Book Blurb from Goodreads

“Will keep readers on edge from start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews

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.

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?

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About the Author

Chelsea Pitcher


Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She is the author of THE S-WORD, THE LAST CHANGELING & THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN.

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My Review

This Lie Will Kill You reminded me of Pretty Little Liars, Scream, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. If I were to be honest, it felt like I was reading a screenplay or a story written for the screen instead of a book. Well, I read this as an audiobook, so it actually served a similar purpose.

I have to say that this book was able to set the mood and ambiance of a mystery that will hook you, but unfortunately, it was unable to deliver it’s promise. I have to say that there were parts of this that I liked, but the cliche, cheesy, and unconnected parts outnumbered the things that I enjoyed.

Lots of the story is not realistic, so if that’s what you are after, then this is not the read for you. But, there is a lot of dramatic scenes and dramatic lines, so if you love that, then you can go for this book.

This book is an okay read for me. It was promising and offered a good, mysterious time. But, plot twists are a little lacking and the plot lines can be a little predictable. Still, it just might not be for me, so I am not discouraging anyone to give it a try.

There are days when we are craving for cheesy murder mysteries a la slasher films. When you get that craving, you can pick this book up.

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My Book Rating Breakdown

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Thrill Factor: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐☆☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Audiobook Production: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Copy of Budding Trio - Canva Banner (2)

☁ FINAL VERDICT: 3.33/5 ☁

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What’s a YA Mystery book that you can recommend?

Tell me in the comments!


♡ , Yna the Mood Reader

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