Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying with a hint of the Inheritance Games. Like the original whodunnit, Clue, this suspenseful mystery also has multiple endings, explaining what could have happened.
They all have secrets. They all have motives. They all tell lies.
Every year, at a prestigious boarding school, Professor Groff hosts the Midnight Masquerade. But this year, before the festivities, he's discovered dead in his office. Yet six students still receive invitations. The same six students who're questioned about his murder.
The show must go on. At the Masquerade, two additional students claim to know the truth. The lights go out and when they come back on, one of them is dead. Anyone could've been at fault.
Francisca blind in one eye and deadly on the rugby field. Toshi a number ninja and the campus punching bag. Taz who struggles with anxiety and lingers in the shadows. Fish the golden boy hiding wounds and not only in his heart. Caroline the heiress and the image of perfection. Gorgeous George the resident Greek god with nothing to lose.
The six receive anonymous notes, making them question themselves and the assumptions they've made about each other. Brought back together, they must prove their innocence before the all-school meeting the next morning, otherwise, they risk humiliation if their deepest secrets are exposed—and worse, if they're found guilty.
It's a long night of theft, danger, and threats by a secret society that shows Professor Groff was right during his final lecture.
Everything that can go wrong will.
This book is a page turner filled with boarding school vibes and the creepy feeling that you can't trust anyone as you read. I love the diverse cast of characters and i LOVED how the last chapter ties it all back together. The best part is that there are alternate endings so you're trying to figure out the murderer, your guess might be right... or it could be completely wrong. This is an expertly woven tale and the next book in the series sounds amazing too, so I can't wait to read it!