Book Review: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

This book is stated as Clue meet Riverdale and it’s true. I started this book and barely could put it down to go to bed. But I did finish it the next morning. It’s a great novel.

Book Review: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher


Title & Author: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release date: December 11 2018
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry


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?

I give This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher five out of five hearts because it’s a great novel. In the beginning, I was a bit confused because the way Chelsea described certain things made it sound like a fantasy novel and I knew it was a mystery novel. But once the story started going, I was hooked.

The story is told over five points of view and all are connected by one event a year earlier. Over the course of the book we see all three points of view from this event, but also what is going on in the present time. It is intriguing and it kept me wanting to know where it ended and what happened that night.

Ruby is maybe the most interesting character. It is not clear what really happened behind closed doors at her house, but what is clear is that it wasn’t good. Her mother is overprotective and Ruby is scarred even though she tries to hide it.

Gavin is one of the more mysterious characters because he gets knocked out at the end of his first chapter (if I remember correctly). And he stays unconscious for a lot of it, only showing up every so often.

Parker starts out sounding like a really sweet boy, he picked Brett up out of a life of squalor and is devoted to Ruby. But soon you can see how devoted he is and how creepy he is. He is crazy and goes much too far.

Brett isn’t the greatest either. I got the feeling that he feels like he is in dept with Parker and so does everything the guy asks. It isn’t healthy and gets him hurt pretty badly.

Juniper is one of the more sensible people in the group. She tries to help everyone, but mostly Ruby. I couldn’t identify if she is a lesbian, but it didn’t really matter, I felt.

Each character had their own secret, which was usually their flaw, and it made for interesting characters. The motives of each of the characters were interesting, but I do wonder why there weren’t more hits towards the last twist in the story. On the other hand, now it was a big surprise and it didn’t bother me until it happened and then the book ended anyway. So not too long to be bothered about.

Overall I think the story is crazy and super inventive. I really liked the fantastical writing and descriptions Chelsea Pitcher did in this book.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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