The Lying Game

The Lying Game

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From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware's chilling new novel, The Lying Game .

On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...

The next morning, three women in and around London--Fatima, Thea, and Isabel--receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, "I need you."

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other--ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school's eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate's father).

Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed--which has now become Ruth Ware's signature style-- The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller. Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scout Press, [2017]
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501156007
1501156004
Branch Call Number: WARE R
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm

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Memawrayne
Nov 30, 2019

The first 2/3s of the book were slow. I felt that I was reading about some mal-adjusted teenagers who never matured. The last 1/3 got more interesting. Rather depressing and sad.

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posie12
Aug 10, 2019

It's such a task to read her books. No character development, so much of story is wordy without forwarding the plot. Didn't finish it.

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SidheWrites
Jul 04, 2019

Lies. We all tell them. Little white lies to spare someone's feelings. Whoppers to save our skins. Untruths come in many forms that spring from many places. The Lying Game is a story about how far you would go to maintain a lie that spun out of control. How much further will you take it when it starts to unravel?

I enjoyed this book, reading the bulk of it in one long sitting and very thankful to have it when the power went out for six hours. Hopefully, my local library has more of Ruth Ware's books available because I would love to see what else they bring to the table.

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maipenrai
Apr 25, 2019

Very good mystery. It always pleases me when the ending is not what I expect!! Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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dfudge1
Mar 13, 2019

.....meh. Main character spends the whole time talking about her and her baby nonstop, leaving other characters under developed and questions lingering. I keep picking up Ruth Ware books to read and keep getting disappointed.

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ellenmargaret1953
Mar 03, 2019

The mystery in the past haunts 4 best friends who survived school by playing the Lying Game. Did they all play by the rules or did each of them break the prime rule? You will not know all the answers until the end.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 12, 2019

I love Ruth Ware books, but I was not really into this one.

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Tamar0127
Jan 26, 2019

I read TWIC10, didn't like it at all. I read In a Dark, Dark Wood, didn't like it much but it wasn't the worst. I was reading The Death of Mrs. Westaway, torturous and I didn't bother finishing it at about halfway through. I haven't even opened or started reading this one, The Lying Game. I'm finished with reading anything by this author. There are so many other books to read.

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bill77_0
Jan 25, 2019

Not the best but not the worst thriller. The story moves at a very slow pace and the characters lack in being fully developed. This results in not being able to relate or understand the characters. If you have nothing better to read then its the book to waste a day on.

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chogs
Jan 01, 2019

Just could not get myself to like this book...a third of the way, I wanted to just stop...skimmed through to the end and still hated it...ridiculous. Putting a baby, a settled life for the Luc character...what ! a lawyer ! she should be fired.

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coxkelsey72
Feb 27, 2019

Violence: Discussions of murder/suicide

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coxkelsey72
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Sexual Content: Mild

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coxkelsey72
Feb 27, 2019

Coarse Language: Mild amounts of swearing

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cknightkc
Jan 23, 2018

“A lie. I'd almost forgotten how they feel on my tongue, slick and sickening.” - p. 6

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