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The Lying Game: A Novel
The Lying Game: A Novel
The Lying Game: A Novel
Audiobook13 hours

The Lying Game: A Novel

Written by Ruth Ware

Narrated by Imogen Church

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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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 a chilling new novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games teenaged girls play.

On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten when her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something 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. It only says, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a 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. 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 featuring Ruth Ware’s signature “hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling” (Marie Claire) prose, The Lying Game proves that she is the Agatha Christie of our time.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateJul 25, 2017
ISBN9781508232742
The Lying Game: A Novel
Author

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game; The Death of Mrs. Westaway; The Turn of the Key; One by One; The It Girl; and Zero Days. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Excellent, excellent book!!! Had me intrigued from the first chapter! 1 of Ruth Wares best!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Ruth Ware always amazes me with her stories! And the narrator did a perfect job!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Interesting characters and some great twists...an enjoyable thriller..slow start but got interesting
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    The first half was rather depressing. I also don't like plots that hinge on not telling and misunderstanding, though to be fair only a small amount of the book deals with that. The discovery was fun, though the twist was nothing special. Also I hear in the author a Mill on the floss fan, a novel which I did not care for. Realistic in a grey and depressing way, but who's to say that's illegitimate.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I thought mehh at the beginning, but the closer to the end the better it got. On a side note I really wanted her (the main character) to get with Luke.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Held my interest from beginning to end. The storyline was well written and well read. So far I am loving all her books “the death of MRS. Westaway, the turn of the key, in a dark dark wood