Lying Game: A Novel

By Ruth Ware
Read by Imogen Church

13.66 Hours 07/25/2017 unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A July 2017 LibraryReads Pick

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of the mystery author who just won’t quit will recognize Ware’s singular ability to bait and switch in this wholly original story about four friends who conceive, innocently at first, a game of lies with dire repercussions.” Marie Claire
“A thoughful thriller about four friends whose shared childhood secret threatens them now. A gripping whodunnit.” Good Housekeeping
“Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest.” Cosmopolitan

Reviews

Reviews

by Rebecca 10/21/2017
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Fantastic narration, pretty good mystery, but disappointing ending

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of both Ruth Ware and Imogen Church...but one of them let me down this time...and it was not Imogen. The story starts off the way all Ruth Ware stories start: slowly. But this time, instead of weaving a plot that really draws you in, Ruth creates a group of lead characters who are needy and difficult to love. And although there is some suspense sprinkled in along the way, the story does not unfold in a way that keeps you hooked. Instead, I found that this story (unlike her others) was fairly predictable and not in a good way. The ending you hope for does not come together in the way it should, and for me, that sealed the deal for The Lying Game becoming a book I would not recommend.

Author

Author Bio: Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is a British author of suspense fiction whose novels have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. She has worked as a waitress, bookseller, teacher of English as a foreign language, and most recently, a book publicist.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 13.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English