Blog Tour| This Lie Will Kill You – Chelsea Pitcher

Today is my spot on the blog tour for This Lie Will Kill You! I was really curious about this book, because it’s described as Clue meets Riverdale. As a fan of Riverdale and even the boardgame Clue, I needed to read this book. Thanks to the publisher and The Fantastic Flying Book Club for sending me an e-ARC to read and review!

This Lie Will Kill You

by Chelsea Pitcher

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Release Date: December 11, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller


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?



This Lie Will Kill You started out really strong for me. I loved the fact that the chapters were switched between the five characters. It’s clear something has happened, but it’s not clear what exactly happened! Only that someone died.

The idea of a murder mystery dinner to earn a scholarship is definitely unique and I liked the sound of a murder mystery. It’s clear that we can puzzle along with the characters. They all receive costumes and once at the party their characters. From the start it’s understood that these characters were friends or at least closer than they are now.

The mansion is set in the woods and it sounds really creepy. The porcelain dolls, portraits with people missing, rooms with the character’s dreams. Definitely the perfect setting for this type of game. I wouldn’t want to be there alone at night!

But that’s when things got disappointing for me. The plot feels all over the place. As readers we switch between past and present and it’s not always clear when this switch happens. I had times while reading where I didn’t figure out that it was the past until near the end of the chapter. This also made it really hard for me to connect with a character.

All of the characters have some type of history that has changed them in some way. While this is perfectly normal, I mean no one is perfect. It just felt a bit too much that all of the characters had some heartbreaking issues.

Unfortunately I knew who was behind everything before the halfway mark. That’s when the book kind of changes and as a reader you are just waiting for characters to confess their sins to see if they can escape. I really wish more had been done with this dinner party! That could’ve made this book more exciting!

I really see the potential in this book and where the author wanted to take it. She is really creative with this dinner party and the house it takes place in! I love that creepy feeling the house gave me as it was described. This Lie Will Kill You was a fast and interesting read, it just lacked in some areas in my opinion!


Of course, I’m not the only blog participating in this tour. If you want to check out all of the other amazing blogs participating, click here.


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.

Watch for her new YA thriller, THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU, coming December 11, 2018 from S&S/McElderry!


There is a giveaway during this tour. Ten copies of This Lie Will Kill You are up for grabs! The giveaway starts on December 4th and ends on December 19th! Click here to enter the giveaway!
YA thrillers can be a lot of fun to read and I hope to read a lot more next year!

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